The U.K. broadcaster edged out rivals such as Sky and Discovery for the coveted CBS primetime special, which marks the couple’s first official sit-down interview since splitting from the British Royal Family a year ago. Variety was first to reveal a U.K. bidding war was afoot and tip ITV as the frontrunner. Sources indicate that ITV will have paid somewhere in the ballpark of £1 million ($1.4 million) for the rights.
The two-hour special will air on Monday at 9 p.m. on ITV. Kevin Lygo, managing director of media and entertainment at the broadcaster, said: “This interview is already a national talking point and ITV is pleased to be able to offer U.K. audiences the opportunity to see it.”
Days away from the CBS interview, which airs Sunday evening Stateside,