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Thursday, 26 October, 2000, 12:37 GMT 13:37 UK
TV special for Ricky Martin
Martin will entertain a celebrity audience early in the New Year
Martin will entertain a celebrity audience early in the New Year
Latino pop heart-throb Ricky Martin is the latest celebrity lined up to host his own programme in the An Audience With talk show series on ITV.

The show sees a high-profile star in the studio answering questions from an audience of around 200 other celebrities.

If appropriate, the show also sees the star performing his or her particular talent.

Ricky Martin
Martin is famous for his flexibile dancing

Chart-topping Martin - who has won the hearts of millions of girls with his dark looks and provocative dancing - will be in the programme's hot seat in the New Year.

The names of the high-profile guests invited to attend the show are yet to be confirmed.

However, a spokeswoman for London Weekend Television said they would be treated to a performance of song, dance and wisdom from the Puerto Rican star.

New single

Previous programmes in the An Audience With... series have been held by celebrities more usually associated with the art of chat than their singing skills.

Peter Ustinov, Spike Milligan, Lily Savage and Victoria Wood are just some of those who have had their audiences in fits of laughter.

Ricky Martin
Martin with one of two of his MTV awards in 1999

Nonetheless, Martin, 29, will no doubt have plenty of entertainment up his sleeve.

Aside from his known hits Livin' La Vida Loca and Shake Your Bon Bon, he will also have his new single She Bangs, released on Monday, to perform.

Martin has also been nominated for this year's MTV Europe awards in the Best Male category.

If he wins at next month's ceremony, he will add the title to his growing collection of awards.

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