Top of the Pops New Year Special

Top of the Pops New Year Special

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Review

The format stays roughly the same, but there’s a new host of TOTP for the first time in more than a decade. Reggie Yates has suddenly departed, having made unfortunate remarks about Jewish talent managers in a recent interview. Out of that dispiriting news comes the cheering upside of another all-female presenting duo on the Beeb, as Clara Amfo joins Fearne Cotton to recap the big tunes of 2017. If you think that sounds a lot like the Christmas Day edition, you’d be right: Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Rita Ora are all on again, albeit singing different singles. Also performing are Paloma Faith and Craig David featuring Bastille. Plus, who’s scored the final number one of the year?

Summary

Fearne Cotton and Clara Amfo present a compilation of the biggest hits of the past year, including popular tracks by James Arthur, Craig David feat Bastille, Anne-Marie, Paloma Faith, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, the Vamps, YXNG Bane, Yungen, DJ Sigala, Ella Eyre, Starley, Mabel, Kojo Funds and Rita Ora. Plus, the last number one of 2017 will be announced.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Fearne Cotton
Presenter Clara Amfo
Director Julian Smith
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Series Producer Stephanie McWhinnie
Music