This December, BBC Two and BBC Music have a special Christmas treat for viewers with Cher Meets Rylan, an exclusive 60-minute festive conversation featuring the legendary singer and actress Cher alongside Rylan.

Scheduled to be filmed in London and aired on Saturday 9 December at 9 pm, the Grammy Award-winning artist, renowned for multi-platinum record sales, engages in a comprehensive discussion with Rylan. The latter delves into Cher’s life and musical journey during this world-exclusive event.

BBC Two plans to pay homage to Cher with an entire evening of programming dedicated to the pop icon, revolving around the central Cher Meets Rylan feature.

Rylan, who also presents a Saturday afternoon show on BBC Radio 2 (3-6pm), says: “I’m rarely speechless but being asked to interview actual Cher did the trick. What an honour to sit down and chat to the Goddess of Pop. I can’t wait to meet her.”

Jonathan Rothery, Head of Pop Music TV, BBC, says: “Cher is a trailblazing legend who has been wowing music lovers for decades, so I’m thrilled to give viewers an unmissable night of pop on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer in December.”

Cher, a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, top-grossing live performer, and Emmy-winning TV star, has left an indelible mark on the music industry with hits spanning from the 1960s to the 2010s. Notable achievements include an Academy Award for Best Actress for Moonstruck, global chart-topping success with Believe in 1999, and acclaimed performances on Broadway.

Following its broadcast, the program will be available on BBC iPlayer.

Cher Meets Rylan is a BBC Studios production, with Executive Producer Alison Howe. The program was commissioned by Jonathan Rothery, Head of Pop Music TV at BBC.

This exclusive special joins the ranks of previous productions like Idris Elba Meets Paul McCartney, Elton John: Uncensored with Graham Norton, Michael Bublé at the BBC hosted by Claudia Winkleman, Sam Smith at the BBC with Fearne Cotton, and Adele at the BBC with Graham Norton.

Recent highlights in music programming on BBC include the extensive celebration of The Beatles, the autumn 2023 series of Later…with Jools Holland, When Blondie Came To Britain, The Country Music Awards, The First Ladies of Hip-Hop, Kylie Minogue’s Radio 2 in the Park performance, blur’s Radio 2 in Concert, highlights from Reading and Leeds festivals, Northern Soul at The Proms, and BBC Glastonbury. Live music can also be enjoyed on The Graham Norton Show, The One Show, and Strictly Come Dancing.

Upcoming programs to look forward to include Reel Stories: Take That and Radio 2 In Concert – Take That, along with Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution.