Liam Payne to guest host BBC One's new music show Sounds Like Friday Night


One Direction star Liam Payne will host an episode of BBC One's new music show Sounds Like Friday Night.

The new prime time music series will begin on Friday, 27 October airing between 7.30pm to 8pm.

Fronted by Radio 1 DJ and presenter Greg James with Radio 1 Xtra’s Dotty, each week they will be sharing presenting duties with a different music artist who will complete the hosting line up and sprinkling their own stardust over proceedings and making every episode a complete one-off.

The first guest host is American singer, Jason Derulo. With platinum selling hits including Watcha Say, Ridin’ Solo and Want To Want Me, Jason has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and clocked up over two billion views on YouTube. Along with hosting duties and singing live in the studio, Jason will be introducing performances from Charlie Puth and Jessie Ware.

Jason said: “I’m truly honoured to have been invited to be the first guest host on Sounds Like Friday Night. I always have a great time whenever I visit the UK, so I’m super excited to get the weekend party started with a hot new music show.”

Greg will be interviewing Jason and the bands, plus has filmed a special sketch featuring a guest appearance from Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl. Dotty will be chatting with the guests, keeping across the social media streams at #SLFN and getting out and about meeting music fans across the country.

In week 2, (Friday 3 November) the show will be co-hosted by Liam Payne, whose debut single Strip That Down sold 5 million units worldwide - the biggest-selling solo single from a current member of One Direction. He’ll be talking to Greg about his new single out in October and soon to be released debut album.

Also on show 2 Liam Gallagher will be performing, plus a special guest to be announced soon.

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