lionel richie

The career of singer, song writer Lionel Richie will be feted in an entertainment special commissioned by ITV1 Studios - the UK broadcaster.

Titled This Is Lionel Richie, the program will feature Richie performing his greatest hits, as well as talking about his life in music. He'll also be joined in duets with Pixie Lott and X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson.

No word yet on when the ITVs-produced 90-minute special will air.