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Monday 9th December 2013 on ITV


Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige and BAFTA Award winner Dame Edna Everage took to the stage tonight at this year’s Royal Variety Performance 2013, held at the home of British Variety, the London Palladium.

Also taking part in an unforgettable evening of music,
theatre, comedy and dance was: Gary Barlow, BRIT and MOBO Award winning singer Jessie J, making
her Royal Variety debut, hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks, singer and presenter Olly
Murs, comedian Jimmy Carr, jazz singer Caro Emerald, legendary duo Chas & Dave, marking their 50th anniversary, Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel, CBE
and Olympic champions Torvill & Dean, who will soon be celebrating the 30th
anniversary of their record breaking Olympic Gold medal performance of Ravel’s Bolero.

Comedy came from the madcap Irish stand-up, Jason Byrne, affable
comedian and actor, Hal Cruttenden and, fresh from a successful run at this
year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the award winning, Seann Walsh.

There were also performances from Britain’s Got Talent winners,
Attraction, the cast of the hit West End musical Charlie and The Chocolate
Factory, world-first exclusive performances from Harry Hill’s I Can’t
Sing! - The X Factor Musical and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Stephen Ward. Gareth Malone appeared with his new choir Voices, there was an exclusive performance from current Strictly Come Dancing champion Flavia
Cacace & the cast of Dance ‘Til Dawn, and rising UK star, John Newman, whose summer hit single Love Me Again topped the charts 20 countries.

The star studded spectacular, hosted by award winning comedian and actor
John Bishop, took place on Monday 25th November and will be screened on ITV on the 9th December. It is being produced by ITV Studios.

The event is staged in aid of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund,
whose patron is Her Majesty The Queen. The money raised from the show helps
those people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.

The 2013 Royal Variety Performance is commissioned by ITV’s Controller of
Entertainment John Kaye Cooper and executive produced by ITV Studios’ Fiona Clark and Glenn Coomber.


Photographer Matt Frost

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