Line-up denounced for BBC’s new music show

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Liam Payne will co-host the second part of Sounds Like Friday Night

Liam Payne, Liam Gallagher, Jessie Ware and Foo Fighters have all been lined up for the first episodes of the BBC’s new cocktail show, Sounds Like Friday Night.

US RB star Jason Derulo will co-host the first book on 27 October, as good as singing live in the studio.

Jessie Ware and Charlie Puth will also perform, while Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl appears in a filmed sketch.

The show has been described as “Top of the Pops meets Saturday Night Live”, for its brew of live music and comedy.

BBC Radio 1’s Greg James and 1 Xtra’s A.Dot will be the unchanging presenters, with a luminary guest adding their own turn to the record every week.

The second part will underline One Direction star Liam Payne as the co-host, with Liam Gallagher and a “special guest” completing the line-up.

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Greg James and A.Dot will be assimilated by a opposite guest horde every week

Broadcast live from Television Centre in London, Sounds Like Friday Night will be the first regular, mainstream music programme on the BBC given Top of the Pops was cancelled in 2006.

Produced by James Corden’s prolongation company Fulwell 73, it will be promote at 19:30 on Friday nights, pitting it against Coronation Street on ITV.

A Question of Sport, which now front in that slot, is frequently watched by 2.5 million people – but the BBC hopes that Sounds Like Friday Night will have a prolonged torture on iPlayer and YouTube.

In a matter announcing the first show, Derulo, whose hits embody Want To Want You and Swalla, said: “I always have a good time whenever we revisit the UK, so I’m super vehement to get the weekend party started with a prohibited new music show.”

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