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What to watch on TV tonight: New Year's Eve

All the telly you can stay in with.

DailyEdge.ie rounds up the TV shows that you can stay in with tonight, if partying’s not your thing.

Jools’ Annual Hootenanny (BBC Two, 10.15pm)

Jools Holland presents the 26th edition of his annual New Year’s Eve party, with Canadian singer Michael Buble performing classic songs in a big band style from his latest album Love – including his take on Elvis Presley’s Such a Night. Also appearing are Jess Glynne, Nile Rodgers and Chic, George Ezra, Marc Almond, Rudimental, Yola, the Record Company, Junior Giscombe, Hot 8 Brass Band and Ruby Turner, while the Pipes & Drums of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards will be on hand at midnight to play in the new year.

The Graham Norton New Year’s Eve Show (BBC One, 10.40pm)

The comedian and broadcaster is joined by a star-studded line-up as 2018 draws to a close. Olivia Colman and co-star Nicholas Hoult discuss their new film The Favourite, which follows the battle of two cousins to be court favourites during the reign of Queen Anne in the early 18th century. Actress Keira Knightley chats about biographical movie Colette, based on the life of the French novelist, while Australian actor Guy Pearce talks about new historical drama Mary Queen of Scots. With music from Rita Ora, who performs a medley of hits from her latest album Phoenix.

Keith Barry’s Magical New Years Eve Party (RTÉ One, 10.25pm)

With music from Kodaline, the Stunning, the Academic and more. The programme also features magic, including one of the most daring and dangerous feats of escapology ever seen on television. Guests include Barry Keoghan, Eamon Dunphy, Roz Purcell, Joanne O’Riordan, Tony and Erin McGregor, Kevin McGahern, Denise McCormack and Mario Rosenstock.

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Everyone’s talking about: The Reputation Stadium Tour concert special on Neflix

Swifties are VERY excited about it judging by Twitter.


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Or flick over for…

  • Ireland’s Fittest Family Celebrity Special (RTÉ One, 8.30pm) It’s the celebs turn to battle it out.
  • Mrs Brown’s Boys New Year’s Special (RTÉ One, 9.45pm) The doting mother offers Winnie and Sharon a place to stay when the pipes in their house burst, but Agnes and Cathy soon discover that living with best friends isn’t as much fun as they thought it would be. 

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