Duo want to be first band to play on revived TV show

The Ting Tings have called for ‘Top Of The Pops’ to be resurrected, and want to be the first band to play on the revived TV show.

Drummer and songwriter Jules De Martino told Absolute Radio the Salford band plan to “force our way onto it.”

“Bring back TOTP and let us be the first band to play on it,” he said.

The music TV show, which ran for 42 years, was axed by the BBC in 2006.

Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has already called for the programme’s return, saying the programme was “a great thing that was always putting a new mix of music in front of the British public”.

The Ting Tings, meanwhile, are due to start work on their new album early next year.

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