Reggie Yates Admits 'Top Of The Pops' Should Not Return

The BBC's weekly music show was axed in 2006.

15/06/2016 11:56

Reggie Yates has admitted he does not think 'Top Of The Pops' should return to TV, despite music fans' pleas for it to make a comeback. 

A weekly music show has not aired since 'TOTP' was axed in 2006, and there has been much speculation recently about whether BBC bosses could be planning to revive the series. 

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Reggie Yates doesn't want a 'Top Of The Pops' return
Reggie still hosts the festive 'TOTP' specials with Fearne Cotton

Earlier this year, a BBC boss also told of his hopes to revive 'TOTP', inspired by the successful revamp ‘Top Gear’ had when it was brought back in 2002, and the positive response to the recent Adele special on BBC One.

He told The Telegraph: “If just bringing back ‘Top Of The Pops’ was such a straightforward and obvious thing to do, somebody on some channel would have done it.

“The challenge is to find a new way to bring it to mainstream audiences. We’re going to have to find a new twist.”

Reggie's co-host Fearne Cotton and 'X Factor' presenter Dermot O'Leary have also been mooted as possible hosts

Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw also recently revealed he was “in talks” to front a new ‘TOTP’-style show for the modern age.

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