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DE88508 posts since 8 Jan 2017
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So, just like that, the hosting line-up *will* change for the first time in over a decade...

Will they bring in another male co-host - or will Fearne be left on her own? Unless I'm mistaken, only once since 1978 has the Christmas Pops been hosted solo - and that, of course, was in 2003 with Tim Kash.
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Charlie Wells3,709 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
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Watching last night it was interesting to see how it had changed from the first couple episodes, presumably responding to audience feedback. There were a lot more performances, often with minimal (filler) chat between the performances. Judging on this week and the first half of last week's show (missed the 2nd half) the only feature now between performances involves that week's guest host. It looks like it's been recommissioned, as they said they'd be back in the spring.
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DE88508 posts since 8 Jan 2017
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Clara Amfo is to replace Reggie, co presenting with Fearne.


So this year's Christmas Pops will be the first with an all-female hosting line-up since 1997. Zoe Ball, Jo Whiley and Jayne Middlemiss were the hosts that year, for the record. Wink

Clara is apparently "the first new presenter in well over a decade". The guest hosts during the regular show's dying days on BBC2 obviously don't count. Wink
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DE88508 posts since 8 Jan 2017
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2006 was over a decade ago though :p


Well, yes. Wink

But there was also Comic Relief does TOTP in 2009 - in which Noel Fielding joined Fearne and Reggie... Wink

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