JLS to star in TV special

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 October 2010


Chart-topping British boyband JLS are to star in a one-off special for ITV1, which will see the group perform some of their biggest hits in front of a live studio audience

JLS are to star in a one-off show for ITV1.

The chart-topping British boyband - who shot to fame after coming second on Simon Cowell's talent search show 'The X Factor' in 2008 - will see the group perform their biggest hits in front of a live studio audience.

Entitled 'This is JLS', the show will also give the band - Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes, Jonathan 'JB' Gill and Oritse Williams - the opportunity to show off their funny side in a series of sketches and hidden camera stunts written and co-produced by 'Gavin and Stacey' star James Corden.

JLS said: "We are so excited to be doing a TV special with ITV! We couldn't be happier to have been asked to it because it doesn't happen to just anybody.

"It will be a real celebration of everything that has happened to us in the last two years. It's going to be a great night!"

Unsuspecting fans of the 'Beat Again' hitmakers could also receive a surprise visit from the band as part of the camera stunt section of the show.

Layla Smith, ITV's controller of entertainment, said: "JLS are the hottest boyband of today and such great performers so a whole show dedicated to them will be a huge treat for their fans and of course ITV."

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