The National Lottery's Big Bash 2023
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It’s been quite a year. And what better way to see it off than by watching the year’s biggest party: The National Lottery’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash.
This star-studded celebration of 2023 features performances by stars including Take That, Busted, Paloma Faith, Becky Hill and many more. You can watch all the action when it is broadcast on ITV1 and ITVX from 6-8pm on the 31st of December 2023.
The National Lottery’s Big Bash was held once again at the OVO Arena Wembley on Wednesday 6th December, 2023. It was hosted by comedian Jason Manford and singer and presenter Alesha Dixon, who were joined by guests including Sir Mo Farah and Brian Cox as well as a host of big-names from the entertainment world.
The show celebrated the big moments of 2023 such as the 75th anniversary of Windrush, the UK’s hosting of Eurovision and included surprise contributions from Idris Elba and Olivia Colman.
From sensational performances of This Life and Never Forget by Take That, to a surprise appearance by this year’s Eurovision winner, Sweden’s Loreen, the event showcased some of the year’s unforgettable moments. It included a heart-warming rendition of A Million Dreams by the 100 Voices Choir featuring both Ukrainian and Liverpudlian children, brought together earlier this year for the UK’s hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Becky Hill opened the night with a show-stopping performance of her hit Disconnect, while Sir Mo Farah was recognised by The National Lottery for his outstanding career.
Other performances included Busted’s medley of hits, Cat Burns’ rendition of Know That You’re Not Alone, a very special Masked Singer reveal and a Barbie Lip Sync battle featuring queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Tears were shed when the crowd witnessed an emotional performance commemorating the 75th anniversary of Windrush. The moving tribute included a special recognition award from The National Lottery to an individual who has inspired his community.
As a thank you to you, our amazing players, we offered thousands of free** tickets to the show when they went on general release at 1pm on 2nd November. As you can imagine, they were snapped up in a heartbeat.
Alesha said, “The National Lottery’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash was a great house party at the OVO Arena, Wembley. I was so excited to be back hosting with Jason to see off the year in style. We had an amazing line up, including a few special and moving surprises along the way, so tune in and come have some fun with us!”
Originally published 14th October 2023. Updated 2nd November and 8th December 2023
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