- the party night of the year - is to become a Perfect Day
Scotland's production team for Hogmanay Live - which goes
out to the network for this New Year - have signed up a host of
stars to sing a celebrity version of Auld Lang Syne.
BBC ONE show, hosted by Hamish Clark - Duncan from Monarch
of the Glen - and Jackie Bird, of Reporting Scotland, will
join the crowds on Princes Street singing Auld Lang Syne
at precisely three minutes past midnight.
And the revellers on the streets will be joined onscreen by some
of the biggest names in British showbusiness.
include Bruce Forsyth, Melanie C, Leslie Grantham, Shane Ritchie,
Mark Owen, Basil Brush, Linda Barker, Rolf Harris, David Dickinson,
Lorraine Kelly, Chris Moyles, Eamonn Holmes, Fearne Cotton, Alex
Parks, Phillip Schofield, Jenni Falconer and Ainsley Harriott.
from Coronation Street and Holby City have also been signed up for
the specially recorded rendition.
the programme there will be live sections from Edinburgh,
where comedian Craig Hill will be the television host.
Alison Black said: "We are getting more offers to take part
every day. It is going to be difficult just incorporating everyone,
but we've got a great cross section of celebrities already.
seems to be a real buzz about it.
well as that coming together, we've also got the offbeat pairing
of Hamish Clark and Jackie Bird.
in Scotland are familiar with Jackie at Hogmanay, but Hamish, who
is very different from his Duncan persona, may well be a revelation
to viewers across the country."
Notes to Editors
Hogmanay programme last went network in 1998/9.
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