Louis Theroux will explore the world of entertainment with a new BBC celebrity interview series. 

The six-part series will see Theroux sit down with Stormzy and other guests to reveal a “unique and intimate portrait of some of the world’s most well-known personalities”.

The series has a working title of The Louis Theroux Interviews.

In the first episode, Theroux will join award-winning artist Stormzy on his tour and at home. 

Stormzy, 28, has two number one albums: Gang Signs and Prayer, released in 2017, and Heavy Is The Head, released two years later.

This Is Local London: Stormzy on stage at Glastonbury (Aaron Chown/PA)Stormzy on stage at Glastonbury (Aaron Chown/PA)

His debut album was the first grime album to reach number one in the UK and was named album of the year at the 2018 Brit Awards.

The singer, originally from south London, has revealed he will be releasing his third album later this year.

Discussing the new series, Theroux said: “I’m so excited to be embarking on this new series – something very different to the kind of TV I normally make.

“This will be a chance to meet and spend time with people I admire, getting to know them, having long-form and revealing conversations, with honesty, emotion, and humour.

“To be kicking off with the genius that is Stormzy is proper pinch-me stuff. I can’t wait to get going.”

The presenter will combine his signature immersive filming style with one-on-one interviews. 

More guests in the series are set to be announced later. 

Clare Sillery, head of commissioning for documentaries, history and religion, added: “Louis is one of the most distinctive voices in broadcasting and his unique interview style, warmth and curiosity help bring out incredible life stories from those he meets.

“I am pleased to see him returning with a series that I’m sure will deliver insightful and memorable conversations and bring viewers closer to some of the most exciting names who are shaping culture in Britain today and across the world.”