The line-up for the 2022 Royal Variety Performance has been announced, with the annual event due to take place within days.
The event, taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall, is the first since the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September.
As always, the event is held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, which helps people in the entertainment world.
In recent years, artists such as Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga and James Blunt have performed in front of the royals.
While Alan Carr has moderated proceedings for the past two years, this time hosting duties are being delegated to Don’t go outside Star Lee Mack.
Here’s what else we know about the event…
When is the Royal Variety Performance?
This year’s event will take place on December 1st.
However, it won’t air on TV until later in the month. The show is shown on ITV1 and streamed on ITVX.
Who is in the lineup?
Artists this year include George Ezra, Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill, Fatma Said and Nile Rodgers performing with his band Chic.
Sam Ryder will also perform, hot for the back cover of his hit Eurovision entry, while Rita Wilson will sing a duet alongside Gregory Porter.
Frank Skinner and David Baddiel also join The Lightning Seeds for a contemporary rendition of their 1996 football anthem, “Three Lions.”
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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gary Barlow, Gareth Malone and members of the London Youth Choir join forces to sing “Sing,” the song first performed at the late Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Outside of the music, the night will also feature acrobatics from Cirque Du Soleil and Giffords Circus. German magicians The Ehrlich Brothers are also on the list, as well as comedians Al Murray, Maisie Adam, Omid Djalili and Axel Blake.
The recent Olivier Award-winning production of cabaret put on a number, as did Disney’s Newsies.
Which royals will be in attendance?
The guests of honor at the ceremony will be the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar.
Prince Edward is Queen Elizabeth’s youngest child while Sophie is his wife.
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