Here's the as-broadcast ending of the episode:
I'm presuming this is the first time the Mike Flowers Pops performance has been broadcast, unless it's turned up on TOTP2 at some point.
Wouldn’t it have been from a previous episode? They didn’t pan the camera to it, suggesting it was reused.
You're mistaken – they did pan the camera from Björk to Mike Flowers.
EDIT: I wonder how many endings they recorded?! Mike Flowers Wonderwall was at 9 that week, and it had been at 11 the previous week with MJ still at number 1. Didn’t seem that likely Wonderwall would make it to number 1. It had peaked at 2 a few weeks earlier, just like the Oasis original.
Mike Flowers made a sudden assault on the charts – and had a large amount of Radio 1 airplay that week – thanks to a sustained prank by Chris Evans.
In a "world exclusive" revelation on the Breakfast Show, Evans said he'd been sent an obscure 1960s recording of Wonderwall which proved plagiarism by Oasis, and said that he wanted the original writers/performers to get the justice they deserved, so he made Mike Flowers' Wonderwall the record of the week.
In a pre-interweb age, people couldn't find out the truth. Everyone at my workplace fell for Evans' prank.
ISTR that Simon Mayo and Nicky Campbell happily played along with Evans' prank whenever they introduced the Flowers version of Wonderwall on their own Radio 1 shows.
Does this mean then that all Michael Jackson performances will be edited out? This includes massive hits like Black or White and Remember the Time, the videos for which were long and were shown in full on their first airing.
This wasn't a case of BBC censorship of Michael Jackson – they showed "You Are Not Alone" (and a message by MJ to TOTP viewers) earlier in the same episode.
They've shown this alternative ending by mistake, or maybe to give us a little treat.