Hi, viewers, and happy New Year.
There was of course no fantasy TOTP over the Christmas period, because the slot was taken by the real TOTP that were actually broadcast on TV (not in my head) on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. They were pretty good, weren't they?
Normal fantasy TOTP service will resume next week on 9th January at half past seven. Until then, here's a list of the most featured artists and friends-of-the-show of 2013:
Seven appearances: Ellie Goulding
Six appearances: Avicii, John Newman
Five appearances: Lily Allen, OneRepublic, Rudimental, Jason Derulo
Four appearances: Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, One Direction, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke
All hail Ellie, Queen of the Pops (and she was on both real-life festive editions too). Who will top the list in 2014?