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The BBC has announced 16 new shows exclusive to its iPlayer catch-up service, to be fronted by Bill Bailey, Abbey Clancy and Tinie Tempah.

Nine of the 16 will be part of the 'Funny Valentine' series, and will coincide with Valentine's Day.

Acts taking part in this series include Matt Berry, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Limmy, Nick Helm, Modern Toss, Russ Abbott and Katy Wix.

In 'Private View', Tinie Tempah will host a show exploring Savage Beauty, the late Alexander McQueen's forthcoming V&A exhibition.

In keeping with last year, Abbey Clancy will present iPlayer's coverage of London Fashion Week.

There will also be three drama shorts: 'Oakwood', 'Is This Thing On?' and 'Playing Ball'.

"BBC iPlayer presents a huge creative opportunity to push the boundaries of storytelling and engage audiences in new ways," Victoria Jaye, head of TV content for iPlayer, said in a statement.

"Our exclusive content for 2015 demonstrates how established and emerging British artists, along with cultural organisations are seizing this opportunity to create bold, original new work. This is a glimpse of iPlayer's next wave of innovation."

Adam Curtis' latest documentary, 'Bitter Lake', hit the service last night (and is well worth a watch). From the autumn, BBC Three is planned to become part of iPlayer, and exist online only.

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