THE BBC have drafted in Radio 1’s Clara Amfo to reinstate Reggie Yates as horde of Top of the Pops gratifying specials after he quit over anti-Semitic comments.
The presenter, 33, will be the first new horde of the show in over a decade.
Reggie, 34, pronounced he was station down over “ill-considered remarks” in an interview.
He apologised last month for using the word “fat Jewish guy” to impute to managers in the music industry.
He tweeted yesterday to contend he had left the shows, due to air on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Clara said: “I’m so happy and celebrated to be presenting Top of the Pops alongside Fearne.
“It’s an iconic show that I’ve grown up with and continue to enjoy watching, generally during the gratifying deteriorate – 2017 has been a abounding year in cocktail and we can’t wait to applaud it with the artists, Fearne and everybody at home.”
On Christmas Day, Top of the Pops will be a happy feast of all things pop, with a choice of some of the biggest low-pitched names of 2017 including Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, James Arthur, Clean Bandit, Rita Ora and The Script.
Top of the Pops will return to the nation’s TV screens over the New Year period, reviewing 2017’s year in music with a star spangled choice of some of the brightest draft stars including Craig David feat. Bastille, Paloma Faith, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa and Rita Ora.