COCKER HOOP!

The guest DJ entertains 'Top Of The Pops' hosts past and present - Oh, and Mark Owen in a wooly hat...

JARVIS COCKER, JAMIE THEAKSTON and former TAKE THAT star MARK OWEN joined DJs JIMMY SAVILE, MIKE READ and TONY BLACKBURN at the launch of a new TOP OF THE POPS show in LONDON last night (November 13).

The party , at Leicester Square’s Red Cube club, was organised to celebrate the launch of an hour-long documentary about the show, called ‘Top Of The Pops’ The True Story’, which will be shown on BBC 1 on New Year’s Day.

The show follows the programme from its birth in Manchester in 1964 to the current day, and features interviews with a host of artists who’ve appeared on the legendary pop show over the years, plus archive performances.

At the party, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker spent the evening posing for photographs and swapping clothing advice with veteran TOTP presenters Jimmy Savile and Tony Blackburn – before chatting at length with producer Chris Cowey and current presenter Jamie Theakston.

Later, Cocker played a DJ set to the gathered celebrities, which included ex-Take That star Mark Owen, attempting to disguise himself in an oversized woolly hat – indoors. Sources close to Owen told NME.COM that he is currently back in the studio, working on new material.

Elsewhere at the party, The Hollies, who were on the first Top Of The Pops in 1964, partied the night away with David Soul, who played Hutch in the seminal ’70s US police ‘Starsky & Hutch’, and scored two Number One hit singles at the height of the show’s fame.