That BBC confirmed that this year top of the pops Christmas Special will continue despite reports that it has been cancelled.
The festive special will air as usual, hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and Jack Saunders.
top of the pops ceased airing weekly in 2006, but continued to air its festive special annually.
A number of reports this week have claimed that the show is being canceled according to an article published in The sun. The play claimed “BBC Scrooges” canceled the special after 57 years on television.
A source told the publication: “[BBC] Bosses felt the cost of creating a one-off show like this was too high to justify. Creating the studio and assembling a lineup of artists to perform just for this program took a disproportionate amount of resources.”
“It will be seen as the sad end of an era by millions of Britons who, along with the Queen’s speech, saw it as a must-do on Christmas Day.”
A BBC Representative has now confirmed with That Independently that the special will air as usual.
“Top of the Pops returns for a Christmas special hosted by Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and Jack Saunders BBC said in a statement.
“The special takes a look back at the past 12 months, delves into the biggest stories in pop music and features performances by some of the hottest artists of 2022.”
The performances for this year’s Christmas special are yet to be announced.
Last year Griff, ArrDee, Mahalia, KSI and Sam Fender all appeared on the show.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/top-of-the-pops-christmas-special-bbc-b2239864.html Top of the Pops Christmas Special still on, BBC confirms