Skepta set to perform on ‘Top Of The Pops’ Christmas special

The likes of Dua Lips, Zara Larsson and Blossoms will also appear across the annual Christmas and New Year programmes

Skepta is among the artists who have been booked to perform on Top Of The Pops‘ annual Christmas and New Year specials next month.

The once-celebrated BBC music show, which ceased transmitting weekly in 2006, will air its pre-recorded seasonal special on December 25 – the tenth year that the show has produced a Christmas special in its new era. Another special will later be shown on BBC One on New Year’s Eve.

Skepta is among the most eye-catching names on the newly-announced line-up, which also includes the likes of Dua Lipa, Blossoms and Zara Larsson. Also booked to perform on one of the two special are Clean Bandit, Craig David and DNCE.


With this year’s Mercury Prize winner set to perform on the Christmas Day special, co-host Fearne Cotton (who will share presenting duties once again with Reggie Yates) has said that “the line-up is as epic as ever, and the show promises to be a special watch.”

Earlier today, Wiley shared his new video, which features Skepta. The visuals for ‘You Were Always’ sees Wiley, Skepta and North London MC Belly all lamenting their relationship issues – see the official video here.

Skepta features on NME‘s Albums of the Year 2016 – see the full list here