Adele TV Special Coming to BBC
Graham Norton will host the hour-long 'Adele at the BBC,' which will be sold internationally under the title 'Adele Live in London.'
The BBC on Tuesday unveiled plans for an hour-long TV special featuring Adele.
Adele at the BBC will be hosted by Graham Norton on flagship network BBC One in November. It will be taped on Nov. 2 and will see Adele perform classic tracks and songs from her new album, 25, set for a Nov. 20 release, accompanied by her live band. She will also chat with Norton about her career and life.
It will be Adele’s first TV performance since she performed "Skyfall" at the 85th Academy Awards in February 2013, where she won the best original song honor for the theme of the 23rd James Bond film. She just released her first single in three years.
"I can't wait for the show," said Adele. "The BBC has been wonderful to me over the years, and Graham and I get on great, so it's going to be a laugh."
Said Norton: "This is the music event of the year, and I'm thrilled to be part of bringing it to BBC One. This opportunity to spend an hour with Adele, her music and her stories is a truly rare treat. If I wasn't hosting this special I'd be sat at home watching it!"
Bob Shennan, director of BBC Music, said: "I’m incredibly proud that BBC Music is able to give viewers an unmissable night of music on BBC One, showing our commitment to supporting the U.K.’s most exciting new and established musical talents."
Tickets to the show will be available via an audience ballot at bbc.co.uk/music.
BBC Worldwide is the international distributor for the show, offering international networks the full 60-minute version and a 45-minute, performance-only version under the title Adele Live in London.
BBC Worldwide on Tuesday announced first pre-sales for the program to Canal Plus in Spain, VRT in Belgium, Vara on NPO3 in The Netherlands and CTV in Canada.