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New Friday night music shows for Channel 4

1 of 1 Nick Grimshaw to host Channel 4's That Music Show
Nick Grimshaw to host Channel 4's That Music Show

Channel 4 is planning two Friday night music entertainment shows in a return to a successful formula from its past.

Back in the 1980s, The Tube was a hugely successful show hosted by Jools Holland and the late Paula Yates, while Chris Evans' TFI Friday ran riot from 1996 to 2000.

This time around there are two pilots in the offing.

Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw will present That Music Show, described as a cross between a pop quiz and a gig, with rounds of questions bookmarked by "exclusive live performances from the past, present and future of music".

Smells Like Friday Night is an hour-long live music show presented by Jordan Stephens and Harley Alexander-Sule from Rizzle Kicks, comedian Rob Beckett and TV presenter Billie JD Porter.

It will mix live music with comedy and chat to capture, as the broadcaster describes it, "the Channel 4 Friday night feeling viewers know and love".

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