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Line-ups announced for festive Top Of The Pops

By | Published on Wednesday 5 December 2018

Fearne Cotton & Clara Amfo

The BBC has once again dug deep into the dirty dustbin of long defunct telly formats to bring you, your mum, your loved ones, your neighbours, your colleagues, your friends, your foes, and the little baby Jesus some Christmas joy in the form of the ‘Top Of The Pops’ festive specials.

There’ll be both Christmas Day and New Year special editions of ‘TOTP’ again this year fronted by that Fearne Cotton and that Clara Amfo. Cotton “can’t wait” and Amfo is “so very happy”. Meanwhile George Ezra reckons it will be “an honour and a pleasure”, while Rita Ora says “I’m so excited to be part of your Christmas Day”.

And if you’re wondering why Ezra and Ora felt the need to push their way to the front of the quoting queue, well, they will both appear on the Christmas Day edition. Actually, Ezra will pop up on the New Year edition too. Quite why he gets to perform twice is anyone’s guess. I mean, it hasn’t been that shit a year for music, has it?

If you want to know the full line-up of all the artists you’ll not actually get to see when you forget to turn off Netflix and Prime to tune yourself in to a long forgotten show on a redundant linear telly channel, here are the lists!

Christmas TOTP: Anne-Marie, Clean Bandit, Freya Ridings, George Ezra, Jax Jones & Ina Wroldson, Jess Glynne, Jonas Blue with Liam Payne & Lennon Stella, Rita Ora, Rudimental with Jess Glynne & Dan, Caplen, Sigrid, Tom Walker and Zara Larsson.

New Year TOTP: Anne-Marie, B Young, Christine and the Queens, Clean Bandit, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, Jonas Blue and Jack & Jack, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Tom Grennan, Tom Odell & Rae Morris and Years & Years.