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Ariana Grande gives excited sneak peek into her new BBC special after split from fiancé

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Ariana Grande has landed an hour-long ‘Ariana Grande at the BBC’ special.

The No Tears Left to Cry singer will join host Davina McCall for the entertainment programme, which will air in November.

The popstar, 25, who split from her fiancé Pete Davidson earlier this week, will perform songs from her latest LP Sweetener with the accompaniment of a female orchestra.

The God Is A Woman shared a series of sneak peek images from the show on her Instagram as she made the exciting announcement.

‘UK babes, I’m excited to announce that my BBC special we shot in London will be airing on Nov 1 at 8pm,’ she wrote.

‘Thank you to my band, our background singers, incredible conductor Steve Sidwell, and this stunning orchestra (all girls, werk) I had the honor of performing with.

‘I loved these arrangements so much. Thank you to my babes in the audience who made this such a fun, comfortable experience. Miss you.’

Former Celebrity Big Brother presenter Davina gushed that she’s honoured to have landed the gig.

She said: ‘Since I’ve been asked to do this show… I have been worried that someone is going to call up and tell me they’ve made a mistake and chosen the wrong presenter, because this seems just too good to be true.

‘Ariana Grande is such an incredible talent. She’s very funny and incredibly kind and has achieved so much already in her career. I’m really excited about talking to her and, of course, hearing some of her amazing music.’

The announcement comes after she split from Pete, 24, earlier this week after a whirlwind five months together, which saw them get engaged after just four weeks.

Ariana follows in the footsteps of the likes of Adele, Michael Buble, Harry Styles, Sam Smith and U2 in being the subject of the entertainment special.

It will mark the first time the 25-year-old star has appeared on BBC One since the One Love Manchester benefit gig aired last year.

The concert – which also featured performances from the likes of Justin Bieber, Liam Gallagher and Little Mix – was put on to pay tribute to the 22 people who lost their lives and 116 who were left badly injured during the suicide bombing that occurred outside Manchester Arena after Ariana’s concert in May 2017.

The Dangerous Woman hitmaker recently broke down in tears while discussing the terrorist attack in an interview.

In the emotional radio chat, she said: ‘Obviously [if you see it] on the news it affects you but not in the same way.

‘You feel bad, you tweet it, you post a picture, you send your condolences, you say something and move on.

‘But then Christmas comes and you’re thinking about it. It’s like… f**k, I’m so sorry.’ Ariana then broke down in tears before continuing.

She said: ‘It’s like people are permanently affected by this shit and it’s just like, perspective. It changes everything, changes your life quite a bit. You want to be more present and follow happy impulses and figure it out later and stay in the moment.’

Ariana will film ‘Ariana Grande at the BBC’ in London on September 7.