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Top of the Pops New Year's Eve
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Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates return to celebrate the biggest sounds of 2012 and, in a lot of cases, the same acts who were on the Christmas Day TOTP. Still, you can forgive the Beeb for getting two hits out of booking Robbie Williams, Rita Ora and Girls Aloud. We’re also promised a BBC v ITV talent-show judge-off as The Voice’s Danny O’Donoghue plays Hall of Fame with his band the Script, while The X Factor’s Tulisa Contostavlos responds with her own number one, Young.
Among the other stars are Calvin Harris, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe and the Maccabees – plus whoever’s holding the coveted No 1 spot.
Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates review the year in pop, remembering the brightest music stars of the past 12 months and introducing the first number one of 2013. Girls Aloud get the party started, Robbie Williams performs his new single Different and Rizzle Kicks get funky with their massive hit from earlier in the year, Mama Do the Hump. Other highlights include Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, the Script, Stooshe, Rizzle Kicks, Tulisa, Calvin Harris and Tinie Tempah, the Maccabees and the TV debut of London-born Arlissa.
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