The beeb has announced the return of Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist this festive period – when some of the hottest pop acts – including Little Mix, The Vamps and Shawn Mendes – will host Christmas day shows on the station.

“We’re back again on Radio 1’s Christmas Day Superstar line-up alongside the lovely Shawn Mendes and Little Mix… we’ll play you all the big party tunes and get festive on our favourite day of the year. Make sure you listen from midday!” – The Vamps

From 10am – 4pm on Christmas Day, Shawn Mendes, Little Mix, The Vamps, Panic! At The Disco, Alessia Cara and Dua Lipa will become Radio 1 presenters for the day – hosting hour-long shows that will be curated by the stars and will feature their favourite tracks – including some Christmas favourites.

“Christmas is about people coming together, and Radio 1 will be doing just that on Christmas Day – bringing the nation together with special playlists curated by some of our listeners favourite pop acts – it’ll be a great listen.”  – Head of Programmes, Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Rhys Hughes

Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist schedule:

  • 10-11am: Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist with Shawn Mendes
  • 11am-12noon: Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist with Little Mix
  • 12noon-1pm: Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist with The Vamps
  • 1-2pm: Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist with Panic! At The Disco
  • 2-3pm: Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist with Alessia Cara
  •  3-4pm: Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist with Dua Lipa

“Christmas Day morning I’m so excited to be taking over Radio 1 for a whole hour playing some of my favourite songs right now and bringing in the holiday with you. I can’t wait!” – Shawn Mendes

Radio 1’s Superstar Playlist will be broadcast on Radio 1 on Christmas Day, and will be available for download via the BBC iPlayer Radio app after broadcast for listeners to catch-up on.

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