Liam Payne to host BBC's new primetime music show

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From Digital Spy

Ever get the feeling that there's something missing from Friday night telly? Well, you might not have that feeling for much longer, as the BBC has a new music show on the way.

Sounds Like Friday Night – a kind of mash-up of Top of the Pops and Saturday Night Live – is officially heading to BBC One this month, and it sounds pretty intriguing.

The live music show will be produced by James Corden's production company Fulwell 73, and hosted by Radio 1 DJ Greg James and 1 Xtra's Dotty, along with a mystery celebrity guest who will add their own twist to proceedings.

First up on October 27, it's 'Want to Want Me' singer Jason Derulo, but given that the show has been confirmed for 7.30pm, he probably won't be allowed to Talk Dirty.

Then the following week (November 3) sees former One Direction star Liam Payne stripping things down as the guest host.

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The six-part series from BBC Television Centre will include special performances, topical entertainment, comedy sketches and a "smorgasbord" of the very best in live music.

As well as Derulo, Charlie Puth and Jessie Ware will be performing in the first episode, which includes a sketch featuring Foo Fighters legend Dave Grohl too.

Liam Gallagher will be taking to the stage for the second episode, with another guest yet to be announced.

And that's not all – Sounds Like Friday Night will also include interviews with the acts, the audience in the studio and even fans out and about across the country. Sounds busy.

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Clearly thrilled with his new gig, Greg admitted he was "really, really excited" for a primetime music show to be back on our screens.

"One thing that's fantastic about the show is being able to provide new and emerging acts a home alongside the megastars, introducing them to a new audience," he said.

"Having the opportunity to interview and have a laugh with some of the biggest stars in the world, on the actual telly, is completely brilliant."

Dotty is pretty excited about the series too, promising fans that it will be "an amazing show". "I can't wait!" she added.

Sounds Like Friday Night will begin on BBC One on October 27 at 7.30pm.

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