The 55-year-old pop superstar first had her own special of the series that sees celebrities host a revue-style show in front of a specially-invited audience in 2001 but is now set to record another edition of the programme on December 1 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
She said: “I’m so excited to announce that I am teaming up with ITV for ‘An Audience with’ at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall! I’ll be performing some of my favourite tracks from throughout my career and no doubt answering some surprising questions from the audience. I can’t wait to share this moment with you all.”
The ‘Padam Padam’ hitmaker now joins Freddie Starr, Ken Dodd, Joan Rivers, Shirley Bassey, Al Murray and Donny Osmond as one of the few stars to be asked to host a special twice, whilst the late Dame Edna Everage is the only act to have been asked to front three different specials.
During her initial edition of the programme more than two decades ago, Kylie performed now-classics like ‘Spinning Around’ and ‘In Your Eyes’ and took questions from the likes of ‘Big Brother’ winner Brian Dowling and former ‘Neighbours’ co-star Anne Charleston, whilst also performing a memorable rendition of ‘Especially For You’ with Muppets favourite Kermit the Frog in place of Jason Donovan.
Towards the end of 2021, ‘An Audience with Adele’ helped ITV score its biggest Sunday night of the year and now bosses at the broadcaster are confident that Kylie – who will release her 16th studio album ‘Tension’ on 22 September – will make for another “unmissable evening” of viewing.
ITV’s head of entertainment commissioning Katie Rawcliffe said: “Kylie is unquestionably a music superstar, which makes her the perfect next headline star to front An Audience with. We look forward to another unmissable evening.”
Tickets for ‘An Audience with Kylie’ go on general sale at Friday 8 September at 10am.