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The Royal Variety Performance 2020 has been announced

The Royal Variety Performance 2020 will this year be hosted by comedian, actor and singer, Jason Manford, at the historic Blackpool Opera House in the Winter Gardens Complex and will air on ITV in December.

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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will deliver a special message to the charity and the artistes performing in the show, as he looks forward to this exceptional evening of entertainment, including superb comedy and some exciting surprises.

This year’s stellar line-up includes Captain Sir Thomas Moore who captured the nation’s hearts with his fundraising efforts during the pandemic.

Sir Tom will join forces from his home for an exclusive performance with legendary singer and entertainer Michael Ball who will be on stage at the Opera House with the NHS choir to perform their chart-topping anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. Plus a special solo appearance by British superstar Gary Barlow.

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Prepare yourself for an exclusive performance from Sheridan Smith as Cilla in the heart-warming and spectacular Cilla The Musical and a mesmerising exclusive from Frozen the Musical starring leading lady Samantha Barks.

The event is staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen. The money raised from the show helps those from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.

The star studded spectacular will be screened on ITV in December. It will be produced by ITV Studios.

Unfortunately, due to COVID 19 restrictions and in line with Government guidelines the audience will be virtual this year.