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The Black Eyed Peas 20th anniversary to be celebrated with ITV special hosted by Joanna Lumley



The Black Eyed Peas' 20th anniversary is to be celebrated in a one-off ITV special hosted by their friend Joanna Lumley.


The band - featuring will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo will mark two decades in the biz with an hour-long spectacular featuring performances from some of their biggest hits.

A host of showbiz friends will join them as the show takes a look back at how the band's epic journey from LA's Sunset Strip to global fame.


Starting with their childhoods, friends and family will share their accounts of the band's early beginnings from how and when they met, through to breakout album Elephunk.

There's no word yet as to whether former bandmate Fergie will turn up. She joined the group as lead vocalist in 2003 but left in 2015 after starting a family with ex-husband Josh Duhamel.


But what is known is that it will all be hosted by Joanna Lumley, who has been close to the band since she filmed 2014 documentary, Joanna Lumley Meets Will.i.am.

"I'm both a friend to and a big fan of The Black Eyed Peas. It's very exciting to be part of this and I'm looking forward to it enormously," she said,

And Voice judge will.i.am revealed he can't wait to celebrate on UK soil.


I have my family, my Black Eyed Peas family and my Voice UK family. I've always felt at home in the UK and, as a group, we continue to feel Big Love from our fans over here. We are excited to be sharing the backstory of our journey to success with you all," he said.


I have my family, my Black Eyed Peas family and my Voice UK family. I've always felt at home in the UK and, as a group, we continue to feel Big Love from our fans over here. We are excited to be sharing the backstory of our journey to success with you all," he said.


It's very special to be celebrating this landmark moment in The Black Eyed Peas story. There's nothing better than performing with my best friends on stage. We are looking forward to everyone joining us for this party, and we know our UK fans know how to party.

Taboo said: Twenty years of Black Eyed Peas and so much more. will.i.am and apl.de.ap are my brothers. We have incredible memories to be treasured and we are excited for everything to come with the ˜Masters of the Sun European tour. The show will air in late 2018.

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