- STV’s 2022 Hogmanay show sees five pairs of Scottish celebs poring over all the best moments of the last 12 months and looking ahead to 2023
- This year’s line-up features Jean Johansson and Grado, Liz and Eilish McColgan, Judy Murray and Chris Forbes, Sanjeev Kohli and Jane McCarry, and Sean Batty and Laura Boyd
- Narrator Lorraine Kelly presides over all the action
STV has announced the celebrity line-up for its 2022 Hogmanay show, which will once again see five pairs of Scottish stars throwing on their gladrags and popping open the champers to celebrate their favourite moments of the last 12 months and keep viewers company as the New Year dawns.
Bringing in the Bells (Hogmanay, 11:30pm, STV / STV Player) is filmed in some of Scotland’s most stunning country homes and features big names from the worlds of showbiz, comedy and sport chatting through the best telly moments, sporting glories, celebrity gossip, and major news stories of 2022. The celebrations will conclude with the customary Auld Lang Syne singalong as the clock strikes midnight.
Leading the stellar line-up is the unlikely pairing of broadcaster Jean Johansson and wrestler/actor Grado, who are joining each other for a Hogmanay knees-up for a second year after their hilarious appearance in 2021’s programme delighted viewers.
The pair have had a jam-packed year which has seen Jean branch out from her daytime TV roots to front hard-hitting documentary, The Truth About Scotland and Racism, and Grado return to screens as gormless Alan in BAFTA-winning sitcom, Two Doors Down.
Blockquote open "How has it been a whole year since Grado and I giggled our way through STV’s last Hogmanay show? This year has been another crazy one, with so many interesting moments both personally and in the world of news, so I’m excited to be taking stock of it all over a glass of fizz with one of the funniest men on telly once again!" Blockquote closeJean Johansson
Blockquote open What better way to see in the New Year than in a posh hoose with a wee dram and her aff A Place in the Sun?!Grado
I’ve known Jean for years and we always have such a laugh when we get together. Last year’s show was a hoot so when STV asked me to bring in the bells with Jean again, it was an absolute no-brainer Blockquote close
Joining Jean and Grado on this year’s line-up is Scottish sporting royalty Liz and Eilish McColgan. The mother-and-daughter running duo will be reflecting on a triumphant 2022, which saw Eilish claim the first major title of her career with a gold medal win in the 10,000m final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Another new pairing for 2022 is tennis doyenne Judy Murray and “the other Murray brother”, Duncan Murray – also known as comedian Chris Forbes. Their stage show – which sees Chris play the tennis flop black sheep of the Murray family – was a huge hit at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and the pair will be returning to their on-stage alter egos to bring in the bells on STV.
Elsewhere, Sanjeev Kohli will reunite with his Still Game co-star Jane McCarry, and weather presenter Sean Batty will be toasting the New Year alongside STV colleague Laura Boyd, who is also celebrating a successful 2022 after being crowned Scottish Influencer of the Year in October.
And never one to turn down a party, breakfast telly queen Lorraine Kelly will be staying up past her bedtime to voice the programme in her own inimitable style and keep the celebrities in check.
Bringing in the Bells airs on STV and STV Player from 11:30pm on Hogmanay.
Bringing in the Bells is just one part of a shimmering line-up of Hogmanay entertainment on STV.
The evening kicks off with The National Lottery’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash at 8:30pm. Hosted by Jason Manford and Alesha Dixon, the spectacular show will bring National Lottery players together for an opportunity to see unique performances and one-off collaborations from the likes of Tom Grennan, Adam Lambert, Joel Corry, RAYE, Katherine Jenkins, Cirque du Soleil and many more.
At 10:35pm, John Bishop’s End of Year Show takes an irreverent look back at 2022. Sir Ian McKellen and the Lionesses goal-scoring heroine Beth Mead will appear alongside other special guests.
Continuing the festivities after the bells is Jonathan Ross’ New Year Comedy Special, where everyone’s favourite chat show host will send off 2022 with a star-studded evening of stand-up comedy.
STV’s 2022 Hogmanay lineup:
20:30 – The National Lottery’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash
22:35 – John Bishop’s End of Year Show
23:30 – Bringing in the Bells
00:05 – Jonathan Ross’ New Year Comedy Special
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