Harry Styles is coming to the BBC. The Beeb has commissioned a one-off special titled Harry Styles At The BBC, that will air on BBC One and see the former One Direction star perform a number of tracks from his debut self-titled solo album.
In addition to performing, Harry Styles At The BBC will see the Harry sit down with his friend Nick Grimshaw – who is hosting the hour-long special – about his career and life to date, being a solo artist and the start of his acting career. “Harry is a great performer and full of so many wonderful stories about his extraordinary career, which he’ll be sharing with us, I can’t wait for this show”, Grimshaw said in a statement.
The special was commissioned by Jan Younghusband, the BBC’s Head of Commissioning for Music Television. BBC Studios is producing, with Anouk Fontaine serving as the executive producer. Guy Freeman, BBC Studios’ Editor for Special Events and Formats will edit the special. Harry Styles At The BBC will be filmed in front of a live studio audience in Manchester and will be broadcast on BBC One in November. It will include songs Harry has never previously performed for a TV audience. BBC Worldwide will handle international distribution.
Harry Styles At The BBC follows in the foot-steps of two similar specials featuring Adele and Michael Bublé. “These shows are all about creating a world in which superstars like Harry feel incredibly comfortable and alongside their brilliant, live performances, can simply have fun and enjoy revealing more of themselves to viewers than is ever normally possible”, added BBC Studios Guy Freeman.