Sam Smith Gets his Own BBC Special


Sam Smith is set to follow Adele’s footsteps by filming his own one-off musical special for the BBC.

For his hour-long TV show Sam Smith At The BBC, the Oscar and Grammy Award winner will perform classic tracks and songs from his forthcoming album and discuss his life and career.

“I’m so honored and thankful to the BBC for giving me this opportunity to showcase some of my new music from my album in this amazing, intimate setting. I can’t wait to sing some old songs and have a big old sing along with everyone,” Sam said in a statement.

In addition to his regular band, Sam will be accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra while performing in front of a live studio audience for the special, which will air in November (17).

The special will be hosted by Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter Fearne Cotton, who added, “As I’ve adored Sam’s voice since he performed on Radio 1’s Live Lounge in 2015, I jumped at the chance to present this show. I can’t wait to see him again, watch him perform new and old tracks and chat to him about his music and life.”

Sam follows other artists who have been the subject of a BBC special, such as Adele, who mixed music with comedy sketches and stories from her life and career for her own program in 2015, while Michael Buble went under the spotlight in 2016.

One Direction star Harry Styles has also recorded his own BBC special to be broadcast this November.

Sam made his musical comeback last month with Too Good At Goodbyes, his first single in two years. The song shot to number one in the U.K. singles chart, where it has remained for three weeks.