"It's mission accomplished!"
Simon Napier-Bell described the holiday song from the iconic pop duo as a “magnificent piece of work.”
This year's festive chart battle includes classics from Wham!, Mariah Carey and The Pogues – as well as a new song by Eurovision's Sam Ryder.
The Christmas classic, which is almost 40 years old, was written by George Michael in his old bedroom at his parent's house in a "moment of wonder".
"I’d never say no."
The two had met just months before the pop icon's death.
Alongside bandmate George Michael, Andrew formed part of one of the biggest British bands of the 1980s.
Sir Elton John and Sam Smith are among those who paid their respects to the trailblazing singer.
Kenny has opened up about the "fateful day" the Faith singer was arrested in April 1998.
The American Idol star said it was “ridiculous” to suggest only gay actors can play gay roles after The White Lotus actor said he’d “love” to play the Wham! singer.
About George Michael
During a career lasting more than 30 years, George Michael sold more than 100 million records worldwide. He first burst onto the pop music scene as a precociously talented young musician, both writing and performing as one half of Wham!, alongside his great school friend Andrew Ridgeley. In 1987, he went solo, and was rewarded with his first album, 'Faith' selling more than 20million copies. In total, he had seven number one singles in the UK, and eight more in the US. He was ranked by Billboard magazine in 2008 as the 40th most successful pop artist of all time. He died aged 53 of natural causes.