BBC to launch 'Top Of The Pops' format online

Radio 1's official chart show will be available to watch live from next month

BBC to launch 'Top Of The Pops' format online

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BBC Radio 1's Official Chart show is set to be revamped in a style similar to Top Of The Pops next month.

From Sunday, February 26, listeners will be able to watch the final hour of the programme, online. Other than the odd Christmas show, this will also be the first time the Top 10 has been screened visually weekly at the BBC since 2006, when Top Of The Pops was axed after 42 years.

Reggie Yates will present the new show live in the studio with viewers able to watch music videos in the countdown to Number One, reports Music Week.

Fans will also be able to interact with the show via Facebook and Twitter.

Yates said:

For the first time fans will be able to see all the antics and interviews that take place each week on the show in the run up to announcing the Number One single as well as being able to watch the music videos from the Top 10 artists.


Meanwhile, Enter Shikari are currently on course to score their first UK Number One album this Sunday (January 22) with 'A Flash Flood Of Colour'.

Check back on NME.COM tomorrow at 7pm to see if they win the battle for the top spot in the Official UK Album Chart. You can watch a video of Enter Shikari on tour by scrolling down and clicking below.

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