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What time do the New Year’s Eve fireworks start on TV tonight?


Fireworks will light up the sky above the London Eye during the new year celebrations in London tonight and the whole display will be shown on TV. (Picture: Vickie Flores/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

If you didn’t get tickets to see London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display in person then worry not, the whole show is also broadcast live on TV every year.

The BBC picks up the mantel of live streaming the fireworks spectacular over the Thames annually, meaning you can watch the spectacle for free, from the comfort of your own home without having to queue or stand out in the cold. Win win.

What time do the New Year’s Eve fireworks start on TV tonight?

Craig David is kicking off the New Year’s Eve celebrations tonight on TV with a concert in central London, hosted by I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here contestant Roman Kemp which will be broadcast on BBC One from 11.25pm.

Craig and Roman will take viewers all the way up to just before midnight when, as Big Ben strikes, the fireworks from the Embankment in London begin.

The full display will be broadcast live on BBC One with the New Year’s Eve Fireworks coverage starting just before midnight at 11.55pm.

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The coverage lasts for 15 minutes, as after the display the programme will show crowds joining in with the annual tradition of singing a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.

The second part of Craig David Rocks Big Ben Live will then air after the fireworks display, starting at 12.10am on BBC One on January 1 2020.

Watch the London New Year’s Eve Fireworks from 11.55pm tonight, Tuesday December 31, on BBC One.

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