Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, AJ Tracey & Freya Ridings for Top Of The Pops Christmas & New Year Specials


BBC Radio 1

The line-up for the Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year Specials has been revealed, as TV’s biggest pop party prepares to return to BBC One screens this festive period.

Hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and TV and radio presenter Fearne Cotton, the one-hour specials will celebrate 2019’s hottest pop artists as they perform their biggest hits for a live audience at the BBC’s Elstree Studios.

The star-studded Christmas Special will celebrate all things pop, with a show jam-packed with performances from the year’s most exciting artists. The line-up is (in alphabetical order):

AJ Tracey & Jorja Smith
Dermot Kennedy
Freya Ridings
Jack Savoretti
James Blunt
Jax Jones & Ella Henderson
Lewis Capaldi
Sigala feat. Becky Hill
The Script
Tom Walker

Fearne and Clara will return to the nation’s TV screens for the New Year Special, taking a look back at the year in music. With exclusive performances from some of the hottest names in pop, the programme is set to bring the year to a close in style. The performers are (in alphabetical order):

Dermot Kennedy
Freya Ridings
Joel Corry & Hayley May
Lewis Capaldi
Lily Moore & Dan Caplen
Regard & Jay Sean
Sigma and Jack Savoretti
Tom Walker

Mabel says: "So excited to be performing on TOTP for the third year in a row! Such an honour to be part of such an iconic show."

The Script say: "We’ve always been big fans of TOTP so it’s always an honour and great fun to perform on it at Christmas alongside some of the biggest hits and artists of the year."

Blossoms say: "After growing up watching TOTP and especially the festive specials, we can’t wait to perform for you all watching from the comfort of your own sofas!"

Fearne Cotton says: "I can’t wait to celebrate the biggest and best hits of 2019 alongside Clara this Christmas and New Year’s - it’s a brilliant way to mark the end of an amazing year for music!"

Clara Amfo says: "This year's TOTP festive specials are gonna be sweet ones! 2019 has been a wonderful year for pop music and I can't wait to celebrate that with Fearne, the artists and most importantly the audiences at home!"

Top Of The Pops Christmas Special will be on BBC One on Tuesday 25 December at 11.35am and Top Of The Pops New Year Special will be on BBC One on Monday 30 December at 4.45pm.

Source BBC Radio 1

December 5, 2019 12:30pm ET by BBC Radio 1  

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