Fans of Sir Cliff Richard living in Hackney and St Johns Wood will recognise the locations of his newly announced BBC festive special.

The 82-year-old singer will celebrate his career in a one-hour special set to broadcast on BBC Two in December.

Cliff at Christmas will see the performer talking to Sara Cox at the Abbey Road studios, followed by his performance at the recently restored St John-at-Hackney Church.

Sir Cliff said: "I remember as though it was yesterday, the three series (each containing 13 shows) that I did for the BBC in the 1970s. I loved every moment of them.

"Now I'm really looking forward to the Christmas show that they have asked me to present, with the aid of some friends, this December 2022.

"My Christmas wish? That you will enjoy our show. Christmas greetings to you all."

Sir Cliff's musical special will include a mixture of Christmas classics, new songs and his best-loved hits both solo and in collaboration.

Kate Phillips, BBC director of unscripted content, said: "We are enormously excited to welcome Sir Cliff Richard to the BBC this Christmas - with his inimitable voice and charm, there's no one better to get everyone into the Christmas spirit."

The BBC special comes a month after the singer's announcement that he is releasing his first dedicated Christmas album in almost two decades.

The album, Christmas With Cliff, launching on November 25, will feature 13 Christmas classics and new festive songs.

Further broadcast details of Cliff at Christmas are to be announced by the BBC.