Just 1.4 million viewers watch Harry Styles' BBC One special

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Only 1.4 million viewers tuned in to BBC One’s special with Harry Styles last night.

Hosted by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, the one-off 60-minute special was filmed in front of a live studio audience in Manchester earlier this year and aired between 8PM and 9PM on Thursday evening.

The special included songs that former One Direction star Harry had never previously performed for a TV audience.

Nick Grimshaw said ahead of the show: “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!”

Despite a plum 8PM slot, viewing figures proved rather underwhelming with just 1.4 million viewers, fewer than day time shows including Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip.

It was the least watched show in BBC One primetime last night with EastEnders putting in 5.4 million viewers before and The Ganges with Sue Perkins getting 3.2 million after Harry’s special.

Over on ITV, Emmerdale had 5.8 million and 5.6 million viewers for its two episodes while Paul O’Grady’s For the Love of Dogs had 3.8 million.

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