Jools Holland

What's on TV: New Year’s Eve

Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny

BBC Two, 11.30pm

Jools Holland (Credit: BBC)

Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny is now closing its 30th year. For those who want to welcome in the new year with old favourites like Rod Stewart or the Sugababes, whilst celebrating those who are new on the scene, such as Escapism singer RAYE; Jools Holland has quite the night in store.

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The only time he nearly missed one was when he was holidaying with his family in Portugal. But, much to his wife’s annoyance, he flew back to be in the studio before returning to the beach once his work was done.

“I’m a sad bastard,” he reflects. “There’s a point you get to when you’ve done so many that the idea of missing one would be heartbreaking and numerically sad.”