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Stars line up for Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year Specials

Reggie Yates and Fearne Cotton

A host of top stars including Robbie Williams, Dizzee Rascal and JLS are set to appear in this year's Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year Specials.

BBC Radio 1's Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates will present the two special shows which will be shown on BBC One on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Top Of The Pops Christmas Day Special (25 December 2009, 2.00-3.00pm) offers up an hour of stellar performances from some of the year's biggest stars including Dizzee Rascal; Kasabian; Lily Allen; JLS; Alexandra Burke; La Roux; Sugababes; Florence and the Machine; Diversity; and Muse. The hour of top music and festive fun culminates in a glistening performance from this year's Christmas number one!

Then, on New Year's Eve (31 December, 6.30-7.30pm), Fearne and Reggie are back on BBC One with the Top Of The Pops New Year Special to review the year in pop, taking in 2009's greatest hits and brightest stars. The show features special performances from some of the year's biggest acts including, Robbie Williams; Shakira; Tinchy Stryder featuring N-Dubz and Calvin Harris. The show will also feature the final number one of 2009!

Fearne Cotton says: "Top Of The Pops this Christmas and New Year is going to be excellent. It's my fave show to be part of, especially with the line-up this year! It's going to be huge and massively festive."

Reggie Yates adds: "I'm so excited that Top Of The Pops is returning to our screens this Christmas. A silly jumper, too much lunch and TOTP make the perfect Christmas."

Notes to Editors

The Christmas and New Year's Eve specials are one-off programmes.

The TOTP Christmas TV shows are being broadcast on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Radio 1: Saturday 2 January: Reggie's three-hour radio show on Radio 1 (4.00-7.00pm) will feature live performance tracks taken from both TOTP TV shows, as well as backstage features and gossip from all the biggest stars of 2009.

Top of the Pops on Christmas Day:
2.00-3.00pm – BBC One
2.00-3.00pm; 3.00-4.00pm on Red Button
8.00–9.00pm – BBC Three
And repeated again on BBC Three on Boxing Day from 3.00-4.00am

Top of the Pops on New Year's Eve:
6.30-7.30pm – BBC One
6.30-7.30pm; 8.30-9.30pm – Red Button
3.00-4.00am – BBC Three
And repeated again on BBC Three on New Year's Day from 7.00–8.00pm

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