Channel 5 has acquired the rights to a one-off show featuring Lady Gaga and The Muppets.

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In Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular the multi-platform singer songwriter performs a number of holiday favourites as well as some of her own songs from new album ARTPOP.

The broadcaster has picked the show up from ABC in the US.

What a combination: world class performer, Lady Gaga together with the greatest family entertainers the Muppets! This special will be a real treat for Channel 5 viewers this Christmas. – Katie Keenan, Channel 5’s Head of Acquisitions

Highlights from the 90 minute special include a duet between Lady Gaga and Kermit the Frog, a dazzling rendition of Gaga’s hit “Applause” with special Muppet guests, and performance duets with Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and RuPaul.

The show will also feature comedy sketches and a sneak peek at the forthcoming film Muppets Most Wanted.

I knew it wouldn’t be a complete night of laughter and memories without The Muppets! Can’t wait to see the gang again and I hope Miss Piggy’s still not mad about Kermit. We’re just friends!¬†– Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP is available now on Streamline/Interscope Records.

The show will air on Channel 5 over Christmas while in the US it will air on Thanksgiving (November 28).

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