Obama to be Letterman's first Netflix guest

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The streaming platform teased the new show's January 12 launch in a tweet with a lineup topped by the former U.S. leader: "Obama".

Other guests to appear on the monthly Netflix show include human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, music mogul Jay-Z, and comedy writer Tina Fey.

Letterman quit "The Late Show" in 2015 following a 22-year run.

His highly anticipated Netflix show, now revealed to be called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, will begin streaming January 12, and the late-night legend has now also teased his first crop of guests.

While he was U.S. president, Obama was a regular guest on the comedian's former programme 'The Late Show with Letterman', which he hosted for 22 years. That's right. It'll mark Obama's first talk show appearance since leaving the Oval Office in January 2017.

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David Letterman's late-night hiatus is coming to a close. "I got exhausted of people saying 'What do you want to do?'" he told Variety about putting the show together in August. "Then I didn't have a show for a long time, and I can't tell you how great it is to be out of the damn house", he added in the trailer (which you can view above).

According to Netflix, the "interviews will take place both inside and outside a studio setting".

The format of the show features guests being interviewed inside the studio and overseas.

"You never know when you might learn something", Letterman said about his new show.

Netflix is billing the series as an "event", with new episodes following an unusual pattern and debuting once a month throughout the upcoming year.

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