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Harry Styles Will Get His Own BBC Television Special This Fall

It’s a sign of the times.


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It seems Harry Styles really is winning this whole post-One Direction power ranking thing.

Styles already got a major limelight boost earlier this year with the debut of his first solo album, Harry Styles, which broke all kinds of records when it premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. He also spent the summer promoting his role in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, and he is about to embark on a massive international tour this fall—his first tour without his One Direction bandmates. In between all of that, it seems Styles will have no time to catch a breath, as the BBC just announced a one-off entertainment special featuring the young star, airing on BBC One in November.

“Harry Styles at the BBC” will include a mix of performances and have Styles discussing with known pal Nick Grimshaw the singer’s “career and life to date, being a solo artist, and the start of his acting career.” Knowing Grimshaw—aka the BBC Radio 1 host who first brought to light Styles’s rumored relationship with Camille Rowe—this latest show will be entertaining, to say the least. The one-hour special will be taped on August 30 in Manchester, near Styles’s hometown of Holmes Chapel.

And Styles is in good company with this latest TV appearance. The BBC has tried this “at the BBC” format before, most notably with Adele in 2015 and Michael Bublé in 2016.

But, of course, this is far from the singer’s first time on television. In addition to putting on several TV performances during his album’s press tour, Styles also showed off his acting chops in a few skits on Saturday Night Live, where he most memorably portrayed Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. Styles also had a weeklong guest-hosting spot on The Late Late Show With James Corden in May. And so it seems this latest gig is yet another sign of the Styles-dominated times.

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Harry Styles attends the “DUNKIRK” premiere in New York City.

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Harry Styles attends “Dunkirk” Premiere at Ocine on July 16, 2017 in Dunkerque, France.

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Harry Styles attends the ‘Dunkirk’ World Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on July 13, 2017 in London, England.

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Promoting his new album, Styles wears a red plaid suit out in London.

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Styles stays committed to Gucci in a logo sweatshirt while out in Paris in 2017.

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Styles performs on NBC’s “Today” at Rockefeller Plaza wearing a shocking pink suit.

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Harry Styles performs “Sign of the Times” in a Gucci suit on Saturday Night Live.

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Styles shows off his dramatic haircut, but keeps it classic in his fashion choices with a perfect fitting black suit and crisp white shirt.

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For the BBC Music Awards, Styles wore black and white vertical striped pants and a black shirt. Here he is on the red carpet with his bandmates from One Direction.

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Not ever afraid to take a risk on the red carpet, Styles wears a floral Gucci suit with wide-legged trousers.

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Styles greets his adoring fans in a navy spring coat and gray jeans on his way into BBC Radio 2.

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Fearlessly wearing a Gucci geometric print two-piece suit and black leather boots, Styles attended an event in London.

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Styles wears a bold Saint Laurent bomber jacket to perform One Direction’s latest single as part of Good Morning America’s summer concert series.

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Attending the Capital FM Summertime Ball with One Direction, Styles wears a chevron-printed shirt with a skinny scarf.

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Styles attends the Glam Rock Christmas Party in London in a revealing black shirt and long, striped trousers.

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Taking a major fashion risk on the red carpet, Styles wears a Lanvin striped suit and black boots.

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Performing with One Direction at the 2014 American Music Awards, Styles wears a gold embellished jacket and low-rise jeans.

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Styles, along with the other boys of One Direction, attend the Royal Variety Performance with the Royal family. Styles wears an animal print jacket over a black low-cut shirt.

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Styles goes full rock-and-roll at LAX in all black jeans and t-shirt, accessorized with a blue scarf, wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.

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At the launch for One Direction’s fragrance, Styles wears a oversized plaid shirt, unbuttoned in his usual manner, tight jeans, and a large hat.

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Seen out with friends (Hi, Ed Sheeran), Styles wears a Calvin Klein sweatshirt and a head scarf wrapped around his famous locks.

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For the 2013 British Fashion Awards, the London megastar shows up in a sheer black shirt, blazer, and a scarf.

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Styles wears a dark wool coat over an animal print shirt and black jeans at the Burberry Spring/Summer 2014 show.

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For the World Premiere of One Direction This is Us, Styles wears a heart print Burberry shirt under a black suit.

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Styles, showing off his tattoos in an unbuttoned shirt, and Miley Cyrus pose together backstage at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards.

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Seen in Miami Beach to film a One Direction music video, Styles steps out in unbuttoned plaid shirt and a tan hat.

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Styles gets buttoned up in a double-breasted suit and patterned shirt at a dinner in London.

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Harry Styles’ fashion for a 2012 taping of the Late Show With David Letterman with his band One Direction featured a monochromatic ensemble completed by leather moto boots.

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True to the trends, Styles wears a blazer with pushed up sleeves over a gray shirt at BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.

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Styles goes casual with black jeans, a gray t-shirt and Converse while hanging out with Nick Grimshaw at the Shoreditch House in London.

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