Top of the Pops announce 2021 Christmas and New Year lineup

Sam Fender, Joel Corry and Mabel are among the 2021 festive TOTP performers.

The lineup for the 2021 Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year specials have been announced. 

Hosted by Radio 1 DJs Clara Amfo and Jordan North (who will be making his TOTP debut), the Christmas special will air on BBC One on Saturday, December 25 at 11.55am, while the Top Of The Pops New Year Special will be on BBC One on Friday, December 31 at 4.15pm.

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The lineup for both shows includes acts who have dominated the Official Singles Chart throughout 2021, delivering brand-new performances recorded at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, London.

Top Of The Pops Christmas Special lineup

Clean Bandit ft. Wes Nelson
Joel Corry ft. Mabel
Mimi Webb
Tom Grennan

Top Of The Pops New Year Special lineup

Becky Hill
Dermot Kennedy
Lola Young
Mahalia ft. AJ Tracey
Sam Fender

Both shows will also feature highlights from the past twelve months, including archive performances Lil Nas X, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Arlo Parks, Coldplay and more.

Anne-Marie said: “Top Of The Pops equals Christmas to me! Me and the family would sit down every crimbo to watch and listen to our favourite songs from the year! So excited to be returning for the festive special!”

Clara Amfo adds that Top Of The Pops "remains an iconic and beloved show," adding: "To be part of it at Christmas is so very special and I'm delighted to be presenting alongside the joyous Jordan North! We're very much looking forward to celebrating some of the UK's favourite chart stars with the audience at home.”

Meanwhile, Jordan North described making his TOTP debut as "a childhood dream", adding: "We can’t wait to bring you all the best musical highlights from the past year, and to show everybody watching at home what bands and artists that we are excited for in 2022."

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