Names that were big in the past are heading for a gig of a lifetime in Las Vegas with ITV.
Su Pollard, best known as Hi-De-Hi’s chambermaid Peggy, is heading to Laz Vegas. Pictured on Good Morning Britain.
“Last Laugh In Vegas is the chance for the audience to reconnect with true iconic entertainers, as they get the trip of a lifetime to perform in the show business capital of the world. You won’t believe the names we got, and I am so happy that they, and the audience, will get to see them living their dream.” – ITV’s Head Of Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene
What happens when a group of much-loved British showbiz legends are let loose in Sin City? Well ITV is about to find out in a brand new five-part series for 2018 called Last Laugh In Vegas. Some of the most famous names from comedy, music and variety from the 1960s, 70s and 80s are to be given one last shot at putting on their dream gig in the variety capital of the world. The theatre is booked for one night only and eight acts will be given the chance to fulfil the dream they thought had long gone and put on a spectacular variety performance at one of the iconic venues in Las Vegas.
The eight showbiz performers are comedy double act Cannon & Ball, entertainer Bernie Clifton, comedian Mick Miller, pianist and entertainer Bobby Crush, singer Kenny Lynch, pop star and Crossroads actor Jess Conrad OBE, actress and singer Anita Harris and Hi-De-Hi sitcom actress Su Pollard.
Noele Gordon and Jess Conrad together in 1978 for ATV soap opera Crossroads, where the late actress played Meg Mortimer and Jess played Philip Bailey.
Cameras will follow these stars from their departure from their homes in the UK to the moment they step onto the stage in Vegas. They’ll live in a house together, enjoy and explore the Vegas Strip and rehearse and reminisce together to deliver a show that they’ll all be proud of.
Viewers will also be treated to a unique insight into the legends’ vast and varied careers as they look back and talk firsthand about their incredible stories. The culmination will be an hour long special of their variety performance in Vegas.
“Working with our showbiz heroes and giving them the chance to go on a journey that genuinely means so much to each of them is such an exciting proposition. The entertainment community of Vegas won’t know what’s hit them!” – Shiver’s Executive Producer Sally Evans
Anita Harris performs at the ATV Elstree studios back in the 1960s.