Cliff’s Christmas single

Cliff has made it to number one twice before at Christmas as a solo artist

Sir Cliff Richard has launched his traditional bid for the Christmas Number One slot.

He’s released 21st Century Christmas and if he does beat Take That and the X Factor winner to the top of the charts, he’ll have had a Number One in every one of the past six decades.

He’s made it twice before as a solo artist and once with The Shadows.

He didn’t release a Christmas single last but this time he’s come up with a ditty that mentions mobile phones, text messages and DVDs.