Gay singer George Michael will reportedly go head to head with the X Factor winner for the Christmas number one.

The star is to release December Song, a remix of a track he gave away free to fans last Christmas.

He scored a number one with Wham! back in 1984 with Last Christmas.

It has been rumoured he may perform December Song on The X Factor. It will be available to buy on December 13th.

Last year, the singer announced he was performing his final three major gigs but said he would not be retiring from music.