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Bradley Walsh to host Royal Variety Performance from The Royal Albert Hall

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Bradley Walsh to host Royal Variety Performance from The Royal Albert Hall

Bradley Walsh is to host The Royal Variety Performance 2023 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, in the presence of members of the Royal family.

The headliners this year include the legendary Cher who will be making a very special appearance to perform a number from her new Christmas album.

The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin, Hercules, and Beauty & The Beast casts will also take part in a medley to mark Disney’s 100th anniversary.

Bradley Walsh:

“I am so excited to be presenting this year’s show. It’s been 30 years this year since I first performed at The Royal Variety Performance, so what an absolute honour to be hosting. The line-up is incredible and I can’t wait for you all to see what I have in store.”

The line-up also includes pop rock band McFly who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Glastonbury favourite Rick Astley, pop sensation Zara Larsson, Paloma Faith performing her latest single and Hannah Waddingham with the ENO chorus.

There will also be a collaboration from world class pianist Lang Lang who will be joined by fourteen year-old Lucy, winner of Channel 4’s The Piano. As well as music from Melanie C who will be performing a very special tribute to theatre producer Bill Kenwright.

Also taking to the stage are the cast from the uplifting and ground breaking new West End musical The Little Big Things. 

The evening will also feature the outstanding West End casts from Crazy For You, the award winning and vocal powerhouse Beverley Knight with the cast of Sister Act, the thrilling Argentinian dancing troupe Malevo, a magical performance from Derren Brown’s West End creation Unbelievable and Simon Cowell who will introduce Britain’s Got Talent winner comedian Viggo Venn.

There will also be stand-up from Tom Allen, Rosie Jones, Ellie Taylor and Simon Brodkin.

The National Anthem will be led by The Fanfare Trumpeters of The Band of the Welsh Guards and the National Youth Choir.

The event is staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity and will be screened on ITV in December. It will be produced by Lifted Entertainment.

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