Clara Amfo, Claudia Winkleman & Dermot O’Leary to present One World: Together At Home for BBC One
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Clara Amfo, Claudia Winkleman and Dermot O’Leary will present BBC One’s coverage of One World: Together At Home.
Ellie Goulding, George the Poet, Jess Glynne, The Kingdom Choir, Little Mix, Michael Bublé, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Skip Marley, Tom Jones and more will also give exclusive performances for the BBC One programme, which will also feature interviews with, and surprises for, front line workers.
One World: Together at Home is a special event from Global Citizen, being held in support of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, led by the World Health Organisation and is curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga. It will celebrate and support the heroic efforts of healthcare workers in around the world in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will support the COVID-19 Response Fund, set up by the UN Foundation.
BBC One will air coverage from the live US event (which takes place on Saturday 18 April) on Sunday 19 April, from 7.15-9.15pm.
Lorna Clarke, Controller, BBC Pop, says: “I’m delighted that three of the UK’s best loved presenters, Clara, Claudia and Dermot, will be fronting BBC One’s coverage of One World: Together at Home - bringing viewers some exclusive performances from some of the world’s most popular artists. Our two-hour programme promises to be a very special way to support and thank frontline healthcare workers at this challenging time.”
Clara says: "Music holds the power to be uniquely restorative and unifying and I'm so looking forward to seeing that in full effect with One World: Together At Home. Do make sure you tune in this Sunday at 7.15 pm on BBC One as Claudia, Dermot I present you with special performances for our extra special healthcare workers from all over the world."
Claudia says: “What a privilege to be joining Clara and Dermot to present such a powerful and uplifting programme in these challenging times. I can’t wait to be a part of this unique dedication to those on the front line of the global fight against COVID-19.”
Dermot says: “I’m thrilled to be hosting BBC One’s coverage of One World: Together At Home. Clara, Claudia and I will bring UK viewers even more unique performances from the likes of Ellie Goulding, George the Poet, Jess Glynne, The Kingdom Choir, Little Mix, Michael Bublé, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Skip Marley and Tom Jones to name a few. It will be a fitting tribute to those who are giving and sacrificing so much for our society.”
Additional content from the global broadcast on Saturday 18 April, will be shown on BBC iPlayer from Sunday 19 April and can be viewed for 30 days.
BBC One’s coverage of One World: Together At Home is ordered by Charlotte Moore, Head of BBC Content and is commissioned for BBC One by Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning, BBC Music TV and Alison Kirkham, Controller of Factual Commissioning, BBC. It is produced for the BBC by Twofour, the executive producers are David Brindley, Nic Patten and Sally Wood.
Global Citizen this week announced an expanded list of artists that will appear in the global broadcast special. The newly announced artists include, Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Usher and Victoria Beckham. Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the artists announced today join a line-up of entertainers who were unveiled last week that includes, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder.
At this critical moment in history, Global Citizen is also calling on individuals, governments and philanthropists to join and support immediate COVID-19 response efforts. Changemakers, investors and foundation leaders are being urged to actualise their giving and invest quickly in related efforts, such as stronger health systems and vaccine development.
Last month in response to the global pandemic, Global Citizen launched an urgent campaign in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO. Calling on individuals to take action and asking world leaders and corporations to support the response with sufficient resources, Global Citizens from over 150 countries around the world have taken hundreds of thousands of actions in support of the response fund. For information about how to tune in and take action, visit www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome
For more information about Global Citizen and their campaign to support the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund, please visit globalcitizen.org and follow @GlblCtzn on social media, using #GlobalCitizen.
To learn more about WHO’s response to the pandemic and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, please go to www.who.int/COVID-19 and follow @WHO on social media.
Source BBC One
April 16, 2020 2:00pm ET by BBC One