Steve Wright announces special show with Peter Kay on BBC Radio 2

Steve Wright has announced this morning he will host a one-off Christmas special next week with Peter Kay on BBC Radio 2.

The station also shared news that Michael Ball will be interviewing Barbra Streisand and Nicole Scherzinger in his show next weekend.

Peter Kay will pick his favourite songs as he reminisces and chats about his best-selling memoir, TV: Big Adventures on the Small Screen, for this exclusive hour-long show from 10am.

Steve Wright said: “I am Peter’s biggest fan and I’m also pleased to call him my friend so please tune in for this very special radio programme.”

Peter says: “What an early festive treat it was for me to chat to broadcasting legend Steve Wright. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I hope everybody else does too. Feliz Navidad.”

In The Michael Ball Show from 11am till 1pm, Michael recalls listening to Barbra Streisand’s records as a little boy living in South Africa. They go onto discuss her childhood and the strained relationship with her mother, overcoming the stage fright which has plagued her career, her frustration about negative news stories, her pride in her son Jason Gould’s singing career… and her love for cooking hoisin spare ribs.

Nicole Scherzinger is currently performing in London’s West End playing the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard.

Michael says: “I feel very lucky to be speaking to two of the world’s most loved singers on my Sunday morning show. I’m looking forward to chatting to Barbra about her incredible new book, as well as hearing about her childhood, her struggles with stage fright, and her love for cooking! I will be quizzing Nicole about her stunning portrayal of Norma Desmond that’s currently wowing the West End, her life in London and whatever else takes our fancy.“

Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2, says: “Superstar Sunday on Radio 2 and BBC Sounds will be very special indeed. Peter Kay speaking exclusively to our very own Steve Wright is Sunday morning gold, and Michael sitting down with Barbra Streisand and Nicole Scherzinger is sure to be a joyous listen!”