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New 'Top of the Pops' on Five?

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Richard Desmond has reportedly revealed that he wants to revive music show Top of the Pops.

The Daily Express owner is currently in talks to buy and revamp TV channel Five. The Guardian now reports that if Desmond is successful, he hopes to produce a new version of the axed BBC series.

He reportedly told colleagues that he wants "to create a series of landmark shows in peak time and believes a live music programme would win a big audience".

The BBC cancelled the long-running programme in 2006, though a number of Christmas and New Year specials have aired since. The rights to the Top of the Pops format currently reside with BBC Worldwide.

Desmond is reported to have placed a £100 million bid for Five.

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