'90s Kids Rejoice James Corden Is Bringing Back Top of The Pops

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by: Josh Newis-Smith
19 Jul 2017

Could this be the ultimate music comeback since Britney in 2005?

Nineties kids, rejoice, because Top of The Pops will be making a comeback on the BBC under the supervision of James Corden. Do you remember the days of Steps’ synchronised dance routines and Britney’s lip-syncing bringing your Friday night to life? Well, prepare for a musical injection on your TV screens and a comeback bigger than Britney Spears…

Top of the Pops was axed in 2006 amid falling ratings and our TV screens have been lacking a little less life ever since, but James Corden is planning to bring a primetime music-based show back to BBC1.

The show will initially kick off as a six-part series as part of an autumn trial run and will heavily feature performances from top music artists and be presented by an un-named British presenter. James Corden will not be presenting the show but with Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates being the regular Top of The Pops presenters – on the yearly Christmas and New Year specials – could they be in the mix for the top job?

James Corden will be overseeing the project as part of his production company, Fulwell 73, which he runs with Ben Winston. The pair has overseen the transformation of the Late, Late Show into a cultural and viral phenomenon. With the Carpool Karaoke segment being at the epicentre of the US show, it’s likely that sketch show elements will appear alongside musical performances in the revamped BBC show.

Gabe Tuner and Suzi Aplin, who worked on This Is Us, the One Direction documentary, and I Am Bolt which traces the story of Usain Bolt have joined the team as executive producers.

We cannot wait for an excuse to stay in on a Friday night. Bring. It. On. Expect high LOLS, high jinx and a load of iconic performances.


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