This year’s British Eurovision entry Sam Ryder will host the transition to 2023 on BBC One, with Sam Ryder’s All Star New Year’s Eve.

Two half-hour shows, made by BBC Studios Entertainment, will see the Tiktok star joined by leading artists as the nation builds up to the midnight moment. Performing hits which span the decades, Sam and his guests will party into 2023. After heading live to the banks of the River Thames as London is lit up with the first full fireworks display since 2019. The celebrations will continue after midnight with Sam’s take on classic tunes and a number of special duets.

Ryder revealed the news exclusively on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 earlier today (Tuesday 22 September). He said “I can’t think of a better way to round off 2022 than singing some of my favourite songs with some very special guests. It’s been such an incredible 12 months full of fabulous blessings thanks to fabulous people, and I’m so excited to bring in 2023 with you! As always, thank you for the opportunity!”

This year has seen Ryder’s celebrated Eurovision performance, as well as starring at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert, then singing with music legends Brian May, Roger Taylor and the Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium.

Jonathan Rothery, head of Popular Music TV at the BBC said “Sam and his all-star friends performing a party playlist of big songs will be the perfect way to bring in the new year on BBC One”

Mel Balac, creative director, BBC Studios Entertainment said “Sam will be performing an exclusive set of NYE bangers with some unexpected musical surprises and unique twists along the way . Sam’s energy and charisma is off the scale as a performer and it promises to be one heck of a party for BBC One viewers.“

Pippa Considine

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