Coldplay top of Christmas Pops bill.
The band released a low-key new single Christmas Lights last week and will be seen when the show returns to BBC1 on December 25.
Coldplay recorded their performance yesterday and promised fans "a unique, one-off performance" in a message on their website. Also appearing on the TOTP special will be Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding and JLS.
The much-loved show was axed by the BBC in 2006 after more than 40 years, but it returns for Christmas specials.
Presenters Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates will host the show, which will be screened at 2pm and also features Cee-lo Green, Scouting For Girls, Eliza Doolittle and Plan B. It will finish with the Christmas number one.
FESTIVE TREAT: Reggie and Fearne