U2 are to star in a one-off programme on the BBC in December.

The hour-long show titled 'U2 At The BBC' will see the Irish rock icons - Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton - perform live and talk in-depth to host Cat Deeley at Abbey Road Studios about their glittering career spanning more than four decades.

It will give fans the chance to hear brand new tracks from their forthcoming album, 'Songs of Experience', and some of their biggest hits.

Cat was given an AAA (Access All Areas) pass when the 'With or Without You' rockers prepared to perform at the Morumbi stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil in October.

The venue is where they ended their recent 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2017'.

Cat said: ''U2: Biggest band in the world. Stadium Rock Gods ... and all round good eggs! I had the privilege of joining them on tour in Sao Paulo and now they're coming back to the UK for an intimate show at Abbey Road Studios.

''I'll be catching up with the band and there will be performances of brand new tracks and U2 classics.

''It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can't wait!''

U2 follow in the footsteps of Harry Styles, Adele and Michael Bublé who have all had their own 'At The BBC' shows.

Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning, Music Television said of U2's turn: ''We're delighted to welcome U2 to the historic Abbey Road Studios, where they have previously recorded tracks. BBC Music is currently broadcasting a huge array of music on television, and the addition of U2 At The BBC to this stable of programming is a coup, as we continue to put musicians centre stage on BBC television.''

Guy Freeman, Editor, Special Events and Formats, BBC Studios added: ''I'm delighted that U2 have agreed not only to give us such an exclusively intimate performance, but also to share with Cat and viewers some of the more fun aspects of being part of the world's biggest rock band.''

'U2 At The BBC' will air sometime next month.