Lily Allen And Friends
Lily Allen And Friends starts Tuesday 12 February 2008 at 10.30pm on BBC Three
Lily Allen hosts her own show, based on the social networking
phenomenon that helped to launch her career.
Viewers are invited
to become Lily's virtual friends and shape the show by
contributing to topical discussions, putting questions to guests
and even featuring in parts of the show.
The audience will consist entirely of Lily's online friends, who
will have signed up at bbc.co.uk/lilyallen.
The website will also
host exclusive video content from Lily, which the audience can
add to their own social network profiles and websites.
Guests include the hottest celebrities, topical guests from the
online world, chart-topping bands and lesser known acts chosen by
Lily and members of her network.
Lily Allen And Friends will
also follow the progress of the breaking new music acts showcased
on the programme.
Guests in the first episode are comedian David
Mitchell and Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Junior.
be joined by web legend Zay Tonday, who has had over 14 million
hits on his YouTube clip Chocolate Rain and there will be music
from Reverend And The Makers and a new band chosen by Lily's
network of friends.
Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC Three, says: "I'm delighted to
welcome Lily to BBC Three. She's one of the hottest acts around
and an important voice of her generation.
"Lily Allen And Friends
will have its own unique identity as the audience will be
intrinsic to the show's content via social networking. Lily
launched herself on the web and is the perfect host for this
exciting new show."
Elaine Bedell, Controller, BBC Entertainment Commissioning, says: "Lily is opinionated, funny and charming in equal measure. She's
a very natural performer and will be a television star.
delighted that she's going to be one of the BBC's key
Lily Allen And Friends is a Princess Productions production.
series was commissioned by Elaine Bedell and Danny Cohen. The BBC's Executive Editor will be Karl Warner.
Allen And Friends is the latest in a raft of new entertainment
commissions for BBC Three, building the channel's push into
popular studio entertainment shows and formats.