Top of the Pops could be coming back to TV!

With Fearne Cotton and Dermot O'Leary as presenters

Fearne Cotton

by Lauren Smith |
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Remember when Friday nights were ALL about watching Top of the Pops? Well, they were for us, anyway. Not sure what that says about our misspent youth.

Anyhoo, the BBC show could be making a comeback, according to The Sunday Mirror - and we are REALLY EXCITED about it. Why? Because Fearne Cotton and Dermot O'Leary are being tipped to host - and we think that could be a winning combo.

Apparently a boom in downloads has breathed new life into the Top 40 - and has got BBC bosses considering reviving the show. The decision to move the official chart to Fridays instead of Sundays has also made a new version of the programme seem like a good idea.

An insider told the paper:

Top of the Pops is a great brand name and the BBC are keen to use it. Some at the highest level are massive supporters of the plan and have given the go-ahead.

“The new Friday night charts could be the perfect tie-in – with Top of the Pops a brilliant start to the weekend.

“Dermot’s departure from the X Factor is another piece of the jigsaw."

Before you get too excited, the BBC have so far dismissed the claims, saying "there have been constant whispers about Top of the Pops returning - but they are just whispers".

And Dermy's rep hasn't commented on the rumours.

TOTP was axed in 2006 after a slump in single sales - but the show still lives on in the seasonal specials.

But you watch it if it did come back? Let us know in the comments below.

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