Top of the Pops comeback: Dermot O'Leary tipped to host with Fearne Cotton

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X Factor's Dermot O'Leary could be set to front a comeback for Top of the Pops.

The BBC is reportedly after the hunky host to present a new series of the music chart show alongside Fearne Cotton.

Exact details are still under wraps but it's claimed that the potential revamp could come with this summer's move to shift the chart week to a Friday start.

Top of the Pops aired its last regular episode back in 2006 but festive specials have continued at Christmas and New Years.

“Top of the Pops is a great brand name and the BBC are keen to use it. Some at the highest level are massive supporters of the plan and have given the go-ahead," a source said this weekend.

The insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “The new Friday night charts could be the perfect tie-in – with Top of the Pops a brilliant start to the weekend.

“Dermot’s departure from the X Factor is another piece of the jigsaw."

They added: "He already presents a popular Radio 2 show – fronting Top of the Pops is a logical step.”

Or maybe he'll just end up on Strictly...

A spokesperson for Dermot didn't comment on the reports whereas the BBC said in a short statement: “There have been constant whispers about Top of the Pops returning but they are just whispers.”

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