Married to President Nicolas Sarkozy in February, the 40-year-old former model, will make up the first episode in the new BBC2 series beginning on 16 September. Bruni-Sarkozy will use the show to boost UK sales of her recent album Comme Si de Rien N'Etait ("As If Nothing Had Happened").
The former Beatle Paul McCartney will headline, with the Nashville rock trio Kings of Leon completing the line-up. A spokesman for Later With Jools Holland said the inclusion of Bruni-Sarkozy on the same bill as the world's most famous heavy metal band was a natural choice.
"There's always a bit of a mix of acts on the show, and Carla has been brought in alongside some heavier rock acts for this reason," the Independent quoted him, as saying. "It's just whatever the producers think would make a good show. If they think the artists are good enough, that's it. They don't just put people on for the sake of it," he added.