Here’s our guide on what to watch on New Year’s Eve to get your party underway as the nation gets ready to welcome in 2017.

Top Of The Pops, 5.20pm, BBC One

The New Year’s Eve Special is back with hosts Reggie Yates and Fearne Cotton. The 40-min show will have performances from some of the top artists of 2016 including the comeback kid Craig David, Clean Bandit, James Arthur and Jonas Blue.


Alan Carr’s New Year Spectacular, 9.00pm, Channel 4

Alan Carr hosts a two-hour special on New Year’s Eve in which he will be serving up some extra special drinks for a host of celebrities and musical guests. EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, Keith Lemon and Will Mellor are among the guests joining Alan.

Professor Green and Teiks perform.


The Graham Norton Show, 10.25pm, BBC One (excluding Scotland)

Chat show king Graham Norton is serving up a series of A-Listers on his sofa. Hollywood actors Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard will be joined by James McAvoy and Frank Skinner.

There will also be an appearance from the Irish O’Donovan brothers who went viral after their Olympic medal win at the summer Olympic games.


Hogmanay Live, 9.50pm, BBC One Scotland

Jackie Bird is back to help Scotland bring in Hogmanay. The fun begins 10.00pm with Wha’s Like Us which takes a look how films have portrayed Scottish characters. There’s laughs at 11.00pm as Only an Excuse? takes a comedic look back at 2016. There’s also a cameo from Andy Murray’s mother Judy.

At 11.30pm, Jackie Bird is back, joined by Carol Kirkwood and a host of guests at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket as the clock ticks down to midnight. There will also be live coverage of the fireworks from Edinburgh castle.


Jools’ Annual Hootenanny, 11.20pm, BBC Two

New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be the same without Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. It may not be live, but the annual has now become a firm favourite with audiences to ring in the new year. Jools will be joined by musical acts such as Christine and the Queens, Roy Wood, Ali Campbell and Gregory Porter.


Robbie Rocks Big Ben Live, 11.25pm BBC One (excluding Scotland)

One of the biggest names in British music, Robbie Williams, will be performing from the heart of London as hundreds of thousands of revelers and the nation awaits the chimes of Big Ben.


New Year’s Eve Big Ben and Fireworks, 11.55pm, BBC One, ITV, STV, Sky News, BBC News

Your chance to catch the big moment itself as the capital count’s down to midnight. BBC One will have full coverage of the fireworks from the London Eye although some coverage will be available on ITV and other channels.

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