Chat topper Ed Sheeran leads the all star line-up announced for the annual Christmas Special of the much-loved music show. 

Joining the Galway Girl singer on the festive themed show are The Script, Dua Lipa, Clean Bandit and Rita Ora who will all take to the stage for the one hour BBC special.

Sheeran's third album, Divide, was released in March 2017, and included hits Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill.

He will also appear on the Top Of The Pops New Year special, alongside James Arthur, Craig David featuring Bastille and Paloma Faith.

Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates will present the two specials