We did "lose" quite a few 1992 eps due to the Adrian Rose factor. Can't remember for sure, but there may have been a studio spot on one of those. Or did the rapper guy upset people with that earlier performance of a single (it was mentioned here somewhere when those repeats were on).
With R Kelly's conviction we will be skipping a lot of episodes in the 90s and 00s (and rightly so). I doubt they would attempt to edit him out as it would be too costly and/or time consuming for these repeats.
They might do. They have made some edits to 80s shows for Glitter and other reasons, though they don't always do so. They skipped the recent Rolf episode but that might just be because it was an awkward edit to do.
I suspect we'll lose the weeks I Believe I Can Fly was #1, but the TOTP2 playouts of Glitter might be easier to lose. Otherwise we're due to lose 5 episodes now from 1994.
Did he ever perform She's Got That Vibe or Bump N Grind on the show?
It was pretty awful. There was barely a tune and not even remotely funny with its obvious innuendos. Not that they were ever amazing but RSF nosedived quickly after their first number 1 hit.That Right said Fred 'song' has to be one of the worst recordings I've ever heard.
And double Cliff Richard on the previous two episodesBBC One - Top of the Pops, 01/04/1993
BBC One - Top of the Pops, 08/04/1993
David Essex?! Just what the kids were into in 1993.
For me it was M&W Christmas 1988What was Cliff's 'jumping the shark' moment? Millennium prayer? Or had the rot long since set in and that was the straw that broke the camel's back?