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Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Monday -

MID the re­peats and hastily cob­bled to­gether re­views-ofthe-year shows, we all know that there is really only one thing worth watch­ing on New Year’s Eve. The first Jools’ An­nual Hoo­te­nanny was shown on De­cem­ber 31, 1993 and fea­tured Sting, Paul Young, Dina Car­roll and, dat­ing the show con­sid­er­ably more, Chaka De­mus & Pli­ers.

Jools and his Rhythm & Blues Orches­tra have helped usher in each New Year ever since, although this year’s Hoo­te­nanny will be the last filmed at the BBC’s Tele­vi­sion Cen­tre. The iconic build­ing was sold back in July, leav­ing Hoo­te­nanny and its par­ent show, Later... With Jools Hol­land, tem­po­rar­ily home­less.

That’s a mat­ter for an­other time – the show must go on and all that. Let’s have a look at the line-up...

None of the names are sur­pris­ing, least

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