The BBC has revealed the line-up for this year’s annual Top of the Pops Christmas Special with Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates both returning as hosts.
Top of the Pops is back for a Christmas Day special, bringing a host of this year’s greatest pop stars and toe-tapping hits to your screen. Presented by Radio 1 DJ’s Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates, this hour long special will have performances from The Wanted, Pixie Lott and Example.
Other acts performing on Top Of The Pops Christmas Special will include this year’s The X Factor winner, Professor Green and Emeli Sandé, Ed Sheeran, Olly Murs, Rizzle Kicks, The Vaccines, Will Young and Noah and the Whale. The hour of festive fun and top tunes from the last year concludes with the exclusive announcement of this year’s Christmas Number 1 just before The Royal Christmas Message.
“Hosting the yearly specials of Top Of The Pops with Fearne Cotton is one of the highlights of my year, it’s always such a thrill to present such a loved show.” – Reggie Yates
“I’m so happy Top Of The Pops is back for another Christmas special. It’s a wonderful tradition that I’m so proud to be part of. Great bands, live music and a sprinkling of fake snow thrown in to the mix! It’ll be lovely teaming up with my old mate Reggie Yates again too. See you Christmas Day!” – Fearne Cotton
In addition to this yuletide feast of pop music, BBC Two will also air an affectionate tribute to Sir Jimmy Savile with archive footage of Top Of The Pops and rarely seen footage of ‘Clunk Click’. Sir Jimmy Savile at the BBC: How’ About That Then? will air on Thursday 28th December, 7pm.