Jason Derulo and Liam Payne among the first guests announced for BBC's new music show Sounds Like Friday Night

The show is being hailed as the long-awaited replacement to Top of the Pops.

The first guest hosts and performers for BBC One's new prime time music show have been revealed.

Sounds Like Friday Night begins later this month and is being hailed as the long-awaited replacement to Top of the Pops. Hosted by BBC Radio 1's Official Chart host Greg James and BBC Radio 1 Xtra's breakfast show presenter Dotty, SLFN will see the biggest stars in music take part in interviews, sketches and give live performances.

The first series will run for six episodes and starts on October 27 at 7:30pm. 

The first episode will be co-hosted by Jason Derulo, while Jessie Ware and Charlie Puth will take to the stage. Dave Grohl will also take part in a pre-recorded sketch. Episode 2 will have Liam Payne act as guest host, while Liam Gallagher, plus another artist TBA will perform.

“I’m truly honoured to have been invited to be the first guest host on Sounds Like Friday Night," said Jason Derulo in a statement. !I always have a great time whenever I visit the UK, so I’m super excited to get the weekend party started with a hot new music show.”

It was also confirmed today that Royal Blood have composed and performed Sounds Like Friday Night's theme song.

Sounds Like Friday Night is the brainchild of production company Fulwell 73, who are behind James Corden's The Late Late Show and the brilliant Carpool Karaoke.

Gabe Turner, a director and executive producer who acts as a partner at Fulwell 73 is excited about the show: "We’re delighted to be working with the BBC on such an exciting series. The range of genres and different styles that people are listening to now is more diverse than ever before, and it’s a great time to be making a show that gives a mainstream TV platform to the most exciting stuff out there."

You can also be part of the show! A casting Twitter account has been set up looking for music fans to be part of a segment that will be filmed on October 23.

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