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STV rings in the new year with Lorraine Kelly

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Much loved TV presenter Lorraine Kelly will ring in the new year on STV this Hogmanay, joined by tennis and Strictly Come Dancing star Judy Murray, Scottish soap royalty Eileen McCallum, presenter Jenni Falconer and winner of last year's The Voice, Stevie McCrorie from Fife.
 
This year's STV celebrations, Lorraine Kelly’s Hogmanay 2016, starting at 2315 on STV, will take place in Dundee where Lorraine hosts a fun and lively Hogmanay party on board the iconic ship HM Frigate Unicorn, featuring celebrity interviews and music from folk, jazz and latin inspired house band Das Contras.
 
Lorraine welcomes Judy Murray, Eileen McCallum, Jenni Falconer and Stevie McCrorie to join her on the sofa onboard HM Frigate Unicorn, with other high profile celebrity interviews throughout the programme, including Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross, showbiz legend and star of STV series Burdz Eye View, Elaine C Smith, and a special appearance from Maw Broon played by Joyce Falconer.
 
Running the bar is current Mr Scotland, Tristan Harper, and Dundee United fan Lorraine is visited by a very special first footer; team captain Seán Dillon.
 
The programme is produced by Solus Productions for STV.
 
Lorraine said: “I’m so excited to host STV’s Hogmanay show in my hometown Dundee, aboard the HM Frigate Unicorn which is a fantastic setting for a party. It’s a real honour to be part of viewers’ festivities up and down the country and I look forward to welcoming some brilliant guests to join me in the celebrations.”
 
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels at STV, said: “We look forward to what promises to be a fantastic evening celebrating the end of one year and the start of another. Lorraine is one of Scotland’s most cherished TV personalities and with a line-up of brilliant guests, great music and entertaining celebrity interviews, I think our viewers will really enjoy welcoming 2017 with this intimate Hogmanay party.”
 
STV’s city channels, STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh, will mark the celebrations with music and exclusive interviews from one of Scotland’s most iconic bands in Bay City Rollers Christmas Special at 2130.
 
In this festive one hour programme, the Bay City Rollers – Les, Woody and Allan – celebrate the big time and look to the future with performances from their UK Christmas Tour and tales from their heyday. The programme will be followed by a showing of STV’s iconic 1988 film, The Steamie, at 2230.