New Year Live
|New Year Live|
|Format||New Year's television special|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||15-90 minutes|
|Original channel||BBC One
BBC News Channel
BBC World News
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original run||31 December 2004 – present|
New Year Live is the New Year celebration show broadcast across the United Kingdom on BBC One during the end of a year and the beginning of a new year. Before 2009, the programme was set in a studio with performances from successful artists of the year. From 2009, it has been filmed live on the streets of London, and shows the annual New Years' Eve firework display on the River Thames.
The programme started initially as featuring the New Year's Eve London Fireworks in 2004. In 2005, the format changed to include commentary from celebrity guests. The format changed further in 2006, to include live performances from music artists and the programme was extended to air between 60–90 minutes. This format remained until 2009. Since 2009, the programme has returned to the original format of one presenter interviewing the general public on the streets of London, leading into the New Year Fireworks.
In 2013, the programme was just 15 minutes in length, becoming 2013's most watched programme of the year. It was preceded and following by a special concert from Gary Barlow in London; receiving 8.80m and 6.38m viewers respectively.
Presenters and guests
|2||2005||Clare Balding, Andrew Marr & Doug Segal|
|3||2006||Jamelia, Connie Fisher, The Feeling, Nick Knowles & Sophie Ellis-Bextor|
|Gethin Jones, Katie Melua & Richard Fleeshman|
|Gethin Jones, Matt Baker, Alesha Dixon, Russell Watson, Craig Revel Horwood, Jodie Prenger & Rita Simons|
|10||2013||Susanna Reid||Gary Barlow|
|No.||Broadcast date||BBC One Rating|