Bette Midler joins Joanna Lumley for new ITV special

Legendary US performer Bette Midler will star in her first ever UK television special, Bette Midler: One Night Only, which will be shown on ITV in December.

Hosted by Joanna Lumley, the one-off studio show will feature musical performances, candid chat and plenty of laughs in front of a celebrity audinece.

Grammy Award-winner Bette (opens in new tab) will sing some of her classic hits including Wind Beneath My Wings, From A Distance and The Rose as well as songs from her new album, It’s The Girls, a collection of songs covering the greatest girl groups of all time from The Supremes (opens in new tab) and The Ronettes (opens in new tab) to TLC (opens in new tab).

"I can’t believe this is really my first special in the UK," says Bette, who grew up and Hawaii and has had a showbiz career spanning half a century. "What have we been waiting for all these years? We’re going to have a ball.

"I’m looking forward to performing some of my favourite songs and also, introducing some wonderful new songs that celebrate iconic girl groups. They say behind every great man, there’s a great woman. Well, I think that behind every great woman, there should be at least two other women singing and dancing in perfect unison!"

 

Nicholas Cannon
TV Content Director on TV Times, What's On TV and TV & Satellite Week

I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.