In January Dame Shirley Bassey reaches her milestone 80th birthday. To mark the occasion, BBC One invites viewers to join Dame Shirley for a special night of entertainment.

Shirley Bassey on ATV's The Heart of Showbusiness

“Dame Shirley’s first BBC television special aired in 1970 and we’re thrilled to welcome her again for a truly fabulous night. With amazing stories, performances and a few surprises, the whole family is in for a treat with David and the Dame.” – Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning

The television event will be hosted by her great friend and one of her biggest fans, comedian David Walliams, in David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey.

The one-off special, to be broadcast at Christmas ahead of her 80th birthday, will feature a lavish mix of entertainment, comedy, surprises and of course live music, with the Dame thrilling viewers as she performs some of her biggest and best-loved classics backed by a live studio orchestra.

David will interview Dame Shirley in a candid walk through of her career, from little known stories to highlights from her incredible music career to date. He will talk to her about how the little girl from Tiger Bay grew up to became one of the most celebrated and iconic voices of the past sixty years.

“I’m excited to be recording a TV special alongside David Walliams and the BBC. This will mark two very special milestones for me – an occasion not to miss! We just need to work out how to fit a 60 year career into 60 minutes!” – Dame Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey at ATV

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