TV preview: David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey

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In January Dame Shirley Bassey reaches her milestone 80th birthday.

In celebration of her phenomenal career, David Walliams invites viewers to join Dame Shirley for a special night of entertainment from the global icon.

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.

Dame Shirley says: “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.”

David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey, BBC1, Christmas Eve, 9pm