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Craig David and James Arthur lead Top of the Pops festive specials

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Craig David and James Arthur lead Top of the Pops festive specials

Craig David and James Arthur will perform live on the 'Top of the Pops' Christmas and New Year's Eve specials.

The UK chart toppers - who released number one hit albums this year - will lead the star studded pack of artists booked into the BBC show revived especially for the festive season.

Clean Bandit and Louisa Johnson - whose hit 'Rockabye' is currently number one in the Official Singles Chart - complete the line up along with Zara Larsson, Olly Murs, Nathan Sykes and Anne Marie.

Returning hosts Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates will take on presenting duties and Ferne - who fronted the show from 2004 until 2006 - teased the shows will be "epic".

The blonde beauty said: "The festive 'Top of the Pops' specials are such a wonderful tradition, and I'm so happy they're back for another year. The line up is as epic as ever, and the show's promise to be a special watch."

Reggie agreed and said he can't wait for the party to return for another year.

He said: "Hosting the annual Top of The Pops Christmas and New Year's Eve specials is one of the highlights of my year - it's always a pleasure to present the biggest pop party on TV alongside my old friend Fearne."

Other stars to join in the festive fun are Dua Lipa, Alan Walker, Kideko & George Kwali featuring Nadia Rose & Sweetie Irie, Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper and Blossoms.