Celeste, Clean Bandit and Mabel among stars on festive Top Of The Pops specials

Laura Harding, PA Deputy Entertainment Editor
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Celeste, Clean Bandit and Mabel are among the stars who will appear on the Top Of The Pops Christmas and New Year Specials, it has been revealed.

Jamie Cullum, Aitch x AJ Tracey and KSI ft Craig David & Digital Farm Animals will also perform during the festive instalments of the show.

BBC Radio 1 DJ and Strictly Come Dancing star Clara Amfo and presenter Fearne Cotton will host the shows, recorded at Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, west London.

Mabel said: “So excited to perform at this year’s Top Of The Pops. It’s always an honour performing on such a legendary show! Me and Clean Bandit are gonna give you a special performance to round off your 2020!”

Celeste said: “I’m ecstatic to be invited back on to Top Of The Pops for the second year in a row. It’s been such a crazy year so to be ending in this way is such an honour.”

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The Christmas special will feature performances from Aitch x AJ Tracey, Becky Hill, Celeste, Clean Bandit & Mabel, Ella Henderson, Jamie Cullum, Joel Corry & MNEK, and KSI ft Craig David & Digital Farm Animals.

The New Year edition will feature Alfie Templeman, Arlo Parks, Becky Hill, Nathan Dawe ft KSI & Ella Henderson, Sigala & James Arthur, Wes Nelson ft Hardy Caprio, and Yungblud.

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Mabel will perform on the show (Ian West/PA)

Both shows will also feature highlights from the past year, including performances of songs by Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, and Dua Lipa.

Amfo said: “I’m delighted to be part of Top Of The Pops this year. As we know, 2020 has been a challenge and as always music is a constant balm for us! I’m really looking forward to celebrating the artists with Fearne and everyone watching at home.”

Cotton said: “I’m delighted to be returning to host Top Of The Pops with Clara again this year. It’s always a brilliant way to round off the year in music, and this year more than ever we’re all in need of a bit of sparkle!

“There have been some brilliant musical moments in 2020 and we can’t wait to celebrate some of the biggest tracks and artists with everyone at home.”

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– Top Of The Pops Christmas Special will be on BBC One on December 25 at 11.55am and Top Of The Pops New Year Special will be on BBC One on December 31 at 4.20pm.