CD:UK to conquer America
16:30 21 October 2005
British pop show 'CD:UK' is heading to the US in a multi-million dollar deal that will see it become 'CD:USA'.
Despite having hundreds of music television shows already, US TV bosses are impressed with the number of big stars the programme attracts and like its chatty format.
An insider said: "America is full of music shows but this is the first time they have seen one which combines live performances and chat so well.
"They are impressed that it attracts such huge names from both sides of the pond. Last week, it had Girls Aloud and 50 Cent - and Madonna and Paul McCartney are still to come. The deal is being thrashed out and should be announced in around two weeks.
"Everyone's very excited about it - it's a great coup."
The popular show is presented by former Hear'Say singer Myleene Klass, radio DJ Lauren Laverne and DJ Johnny P - but it is thought an American host is being lined up for the US version.
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