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Ross secures Streisand interview

Barbra Streisand
Streisand's new album is her first since 2005

Jonathan Ross is to interview Barbra Streisand for a special episode of his BBC One chat show.

An entire show - branded Friday Night With Streisand and Ross - will be devoted the singer and actress.

As well as discussing her career, the star will also perform some of her classic hits and material from her new album, Love Is The Answer.

The programme will be broadcast on 2 October. Streisand's new studio album, is released in the UK on 28 September.

Called Love Is The Answer, the collection of jazz standards sees the star performing tracks including Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning.

A spokeswoman for Streisand said the BBC One show would be the star's first studio interview in the UK since she spoke with Des O'Connor in the 1980s.

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