Coldplay, Jess Glynne, Years & Years and Nick Jonas to feature in festive Top of The Pops Christmas and New Year specials

Top of the Pops today announced the line-up for two star-spangled Christmas and New Year specials that will be hitting TV screens this festive period.

Hosted by Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates, both shows, broadcast on Christmas Day (2-3pm) and New Year’s Day (11.55am - 12.55pm) will celebrate the biggest hits and most successful acts of 2015.

The Top Of The Pops Christmas special will be a merry feast of pop music, with performances from some of 2015’s biggest stars including Coldplay, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, LunchMoney Lewis, Sigma & Rita Ora, Hozier, Jamie Lawson, OMI, James Bay and Fleur East. The hour of festive fun will conclude with the all-important Christmas Number 1.

Fearne and Reggie will return to the nation’s screens to get New Year’s Day well and truly underway in a Top Of The Pops New Year special. The hour-long celebration of all things pop will review 2015’s year in music, with a line-up of the year’s brightest chart stars including Sigala, The Vaccines, The Vamps, Maccabees, WSTRN, KDA feat Tinie Tempah & Katy B, Lost Frequencies, Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Ellie Goulding, James Bay and brand new artist Grace. The New Year’s Day spectacular will also include the first No.1 of 2016.

Fearne Cotton says: “It wouldn’t be Christmas without Top of the Pops and I’m looking forward to hosting the festive show and the New Year special again this year alongside Reggie. This year promises to be as epic as ever.”

Reggie Yates says: “I’m so excited that Top of the Pops is back for another Christmas and New Year special - it’s always one of the highlights of my year.”

December 7, 2015 4:23pm ET by BBC One   Comments (0)

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