90-Minute TV Special Features Performances by Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and RuPaul, an Appearance by Kristen Bell along with Several Performances by Lady Gaga from her New Album, ARTPOP, including a Duet with Kermit the Frog

Channel 5 is delighted to announce that it will screen “Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular” This Christmas. The show features Lady Gaga performing with the Muppets, making a dream come true for the multi-platinum singer songwriter when they combine forces to sing holiday favourites and Lady Gaga hits.

"I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year,” said Lady Gaga. “I knew it just wouldn't be a complete night of laughter and memories without The Muppets! Can't wait to see the gang again and I hope Miss Piggy's still not mad about Kermit. We're just friends!"

“What an incredible opportunity!” said Kermit the Frog. “We have a long history with Ms. Gaga, so we jumped at the chance to do a holiday special with her. We won’t even mind if she mistakes some of the Muppets for pieces of her wardrobe - again.”

The special features Lady Gaga performing songs from her new album, ARTPOP, available now on Streamline/Interscope Records. Performance highlights include a duet between Lady Gaga and Kermit the Frog, a dazzling rendition of Gaga’s hit “Applause” with special Muppet guests, and performance duets with Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and RuPaul. Kristen Bell appears in a special sketch alongside the Muppets and Lady Gaga. In addition, Swedish Chef, Beaker and Animal will perform special Muppet renditions of the holiday classics “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells.”