Michael McIntyre hosts the entertainment extravaganza from the London Palladium in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The star-studded line-up of performers includes Shirley Bassey, Bette Midler, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, McBusted, Simply Red, Demi Lovato, Alfie Boe and Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro.
Also on the bill are Stephen Mulhern, Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s Inala, the casts of Miss Saigon and hit cabaret La Soiree, the soprano Pumeza, and the comedy talents of Jack Whitehall, Trevor Noah, Russell Kane, Sarah Millican and Rod Woodward.
On hosting The Royal Variety Performance, Michael said: “When The Queen FaceTimed me and asked me to host the Royal Variety Performance again I was utterly thrilled, especially when she told me it was to be in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge whose presence I have never been in before.
“I plan on wearing the dress Catherine wore at the St Andrew’s University fashion show to guarantee I hold Prince William’s attention throughout.”
The show will be shown on ITV and ITV HD from 7.30pm – 10.15pm
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