FORMER Lancashire DJ and BTS superfan Adele Roberts will host a BBC Radio 1 special film on the rise of hugely-successful Korean boyband.

BTS @ Radio 1 will see the seven-member band perform their top hits like Dynamite, Permission To Dance and a cover of Puff Daddy and Faith Evan’s I’ll Be Missing You as part of the film, exploring how the band went from their trainee days to hitmakers around the world.

Adele, who started her career in Preston working at Rock FM before eventually finding her way to BBC Radio 1, is a huge BTS fan and was the first to play them on the station in 2017.

The radio DJ flew to Seoul, South Korea, to meet the band along with their choreographer and the fans, known as BTS army, in 2018 as part of a K-pop documentary.

Adele has remained vocal in her support of Suga, RM, Jin, Jungkook, J-Hope, V and Jimin.

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The film will also feature an interview with the band before their Live Lounge performance.

She tweeted on Thursday night: “I am beyond excited for this & the wonderful #bts army. Cannot wait! We purple you.”

A purple love heart is often the symbol the band uses for their fans and what the fans use when talking about the seven heartthrobs.

The tweet by Radio 1 laos receved the highest ever retweets of 559,800.

BTS have seven UK Top 40 singles so far and two number 1 albums, Map of the Soul: Persona and Map of the Soul: 7.

Their chart-topping success in the UK has been helped by radio stations finally giving the band airtime, started by Adele when she first discovered them.

She said: “I am so happy for BTS fans worldwide, especially our very own UK army.

“They have been so passionate, so supportive and have hoped for a Radio 1 Live Lounge since the first time we played the band.

“Four years later, BTS have broken records, barriers and boundaries. That dream is now going to be a reality. I’m beyond excited for us to finally be hosting the biggest boy band in the world!”

BTS’ Live Lounge performance will be aired on Tuesday, July 27 at 12.00pm.