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Coldplay, Jess Glynne & Years & Years, among festive performances


BBC One has confirmed the line-up for the Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year specials, which will once again be hosted by Reggie Yates and Fearne Cotton.

The Top Of The Pops Christmas Day Special (2-3pm), will feature performances from 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-long show will conclude with the all-important Christmas Number 1.

The Top Of The Pops New Year’s Day Special (11.55am – 12.55pm), 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.”