The Royal Variety Performance 2023 | Preview (ITV1)
Award-winning and esteemed entertainer, actor and presenter Bradley Walsh is to host The Royal Variety Performance 2023 from the magnificent Royal Albert Hall in London, in the presence of members of the Royal Family.
The headliners this year will be multi-award winning, legendary superstar Cher who will be making a very special appearance to perform a number from her wonderful new Christmas album.
And an exclusive 100th Anniversary celebration from Disney Theatrical, showcasing an astounding medley, featuring performances from the casts of The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin, Hercules and Beauty & The Beast.
Stars lined up to appear are pop rock band McFly who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Glastonbury favourite and much loved singer Rick Astley, pop sensation Zara Larsson, Paloma Faith performing her latest single and the phenomenal Hannah Waddingham who will be accompanied by the ENO chorus.
There will also be a beautiful collaboration from the outstanding world class pianist Lang Lang who will be joined by fourteen year-old Lucy, the incredible 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. An extraordinary and inspirational true life story.
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.
Plus a magical performance from Derren Brown’s West End creation Unbelievable and Simon Cowell will introduce Britain’s Got Talent winner comedian Viggo Venn. Plus, world class stand-up from the brilliant 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.
Bradley Walsh said: “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 event is staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity. The money raised from the show helps those people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.
The star-studded spectacular will be screened on ITV on Sunday 17th December.