Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year line up of acts revealed

Top Of The Pops 2018 air date and performers - who's singing and performing?

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Top Of The Pops is once again back this year for two festive specials in 2018 on Christmas and New Years.

The shows will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo.

Each an hour long, they'll celebrate the biggest hits and hottest names in British pop and from around the world, performing exclusively.

The Christmas Day special - airing BBC One on Tuesday 25 December at 12.30pm - will celebrate all things pop, reviewing 2018’s year in music.

Those confirmed to perform are 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.

The New Years special this year will air on BBC One on Saturday 29 December at 5.10PM. The show will air all the biggest hits of the year culminating with the last Number 1 of the year.

Live performances will include 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.

Speaking ahead of filming the two specials, Fearne Cotton said: “Top of the Pops has become a special annual tradition for many and I can’t wait to be back with Clara watching some of the biggest names in pop perform their big hits of the year!”

Clara Amfo added: “Getting to present the television that we’ve all watched as kids will never not be a joy for me and I’m so very happy to be back with Fearne for TOTP this festive season, see you from your sofa!”

Guest George Ezra commented: “It's an honour and a pleasure to be playing this year's festive Top of the Pops. I watched it as I was growing up and so excited to be getting involved myself, expect all the bells and whistles. Big smiles over here. See you there!"

And Rita Ora added: “Top of the Pops has always, and will always be such an iconic show! It's one of my favourites to perform on and I'm so excited to be part of your Christmas Day!”

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