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BBC announces Ariana Grande special

By | Published on Monday 3 September 2018

Ariana Grande

BBC One is set to air a special performance by Ariana Grande this autumn. ‘Ariana Grande At The BBC’ will be recorded this Friday and will see the star perform a selection of her songs as well as speaking to Davina McCall about her life and career. Hopefully McCall will manage not to grope Grande.

“Since I’ve been asked to do this show I have been worried that someone is going to call up and tell me they’ve made a mistake and chosen the wrong presenter, because this seems just too good to be true”, says McCall. “Ariana Grande is such an incredible talent. She’s very funny and incredibly kind and has achieved so much already in her career! I’m really excited about talking to her and, of course, hearing some of her amazing music”.

BBC Music’s Head Of TV Commissioning Jan Younghusband adds: “We are so delighted to have Ariana back on the BBC, she is an outstanding new talent so loved by audiences in the UK”.

The exact transmission date for the show is yet to be announced. It follows previous ‘At The BBC’ type programmes of a similar format featuring Adele, Michael Bublé, Harry Styles, Sam Smith and U2.

If you actually want to see some music on the TV this week though, BBC One will air Kylie Minogue’s headline set from Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park this Sunday at 10.30pm. Further performances from that event will be broadcast on Radio 2, the iPlayer, the BBC website and that red button.