Sir Paul McCartney is taking over comedian Stephen Colbert's U.S. Tv show next week for an hour-long interview and performance special.

The 30-minute The Colbert Report will be extended for the visit on 12 June (13).

It's only the second time a musical guest has taken over the show for an hour - Radiohead were the first act to get the special treatment when they appeared in 2011.

Poking fun at his upcoming special, Colbert says, "I think this MCCartney kid's got something special and I'm gonna put him on the map!"

MCCartney last appeared on The Colbert Report in 2009, when he was interviewed by the popular late-night show comedian.