British singer and MySpace superstar Lily Allen is being given her own chat show on BBC3. Starting in spring next year the show, currently titled ‘Lily and Friends', is based around her MySpace success (according to her mum Lily has the most ‘friends’ in Great Britain- 444857 at last check!). Viewers are encouraged to join her social network to be involved in shaping the show- as the audience, as interviewers and even as presenters of sections.

Described by BBC3 controller Danny Cohen as an “important voice of her generation”, Lily is being drafted in to help the BBC reach an online, networked audience, and although they may be taking a bit of a risk by moving into uncharted and uncensored territory with such an opinionated host, if she is allowed to truly have her own voice this could prove to be very successful for them.

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