Elvis Costello to turn TV host

Singer's show will be produced by Elton John

Elvis Costello is to present a new chat show on the Sundance Channel.

The singer will host ‘Spectacle: Elvis Costello With …’, which will be shown on Channel 4 in the UK.

The show will be produced by Rocket Pictures, owned by Elton John.

Speaking to Billboard.com, Costello said: “I’d rather hear about a bright secret, a deep love or a curiosity that might be otherwise obscured by fame. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk in complete thoughts about music, movies, art or even vaudeville, then frame it with unique and illustrative performances.”

This is not Costello’s first foray into the TV world. In 2003, he guest-hosted The Late Show on CBS while David Letterman was ill.

–By our New York staff.

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