ITV have announced a unique one off special starring one of the UK’s best loved stars, A Night with Will Young will be hosted by Kate Thornton and will see the singer showcasing some of his biggest hits and brand new tracks in front of a studio audience to coincide with the release of his brand new album ‘Echoes’ and single ‘Jealousy’.
In this unique and intimate platform, Will Young will also be taking questions from his fans as well as providing a few unexpected surprises for both the audience and viewers at home.
In the ten years since winning Pop Idol, Will has dominated the UK charts with a host of top ten albums and singles. Echoes’, released on August 22nd, is the follow up to his Platinum selling ‘Hits’ collection and is his fifth studio album in a career spawning over 8 million sales so far.
His first hit Evergreen and Anything Is Possible became the fastest selling debut in UK chart history when released in 2002 and Anything Is Possible won a prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. Will’s debut album From Now On went on to spawn hits Light My Fire and The Long And Winding Road and the singer took home his first BRIT Award in February 2003 for Best Breakthrough Artist.
Since his debut Will has released a string of hugely successful singles including Leave Right Now, Your Game, All Time Love, Switch It On, Who Am I, Changes, Let It Go,Tell Me The Worst and Grace.
The singer has also moved into acting during the last ten years, receiving critical acclaim for performances in the film Mrs Henderson Presents and the Noel Coward play The Vortex at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Prior to recording his new album Will guest starred in an episode of ‘Skins’ last year as well as starring in the 2011 TV drama ‘Bedlam’. He also ran this year’s London Marathon in aid of the Catch 22 charity having spent the last year fitting in training around the writing of the album in London, LA, the Namibian desert and Sydney.
Will Young said: “I’m so excited about the upcoming ITV special. I know it’ll be a truly memorable evening of quintessential Saturday night entertainment, along with a few surprises.”
Daniela Neuman, Acting Controller of Entertainment, ITV said, “Will Young has come a long way in the last ten years. This big ITV music event will celebrate his journey from winning Pop Idol to being the major UK selling artist that he is today.”