Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams has been announced as presenter of The Royal Variety Performance 2016.
The Little Britain star and author has been announced as the host of The Royal Variety Performance 2016 in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince Of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, from the UK Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.
David will be welcoming acts to the stage including the legendary Barry Gibb and Sting, superstars Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams, the award winning Sheridan Smith and Emeli Sandé, plus this years Britain’s Got Talent winner Lance Corporal Richard Jones.
The cast of The Beatles Cirque Du Soleil’s LOVE show will be flying in from Las Vegas for a special anniversary performance, there will also be sneak previews from the casts of Gershwin’s classic musical An American In Paris and Gary Barlow’s The Girls which both open in the West End early next year.
Diversity return to the stage where they first auditioned for BGT and there is comedy from Joe Lycett, Alan Davies and Rob Beckett.
There will also be moments in the night from Amber Riley star of the Tony Awards winning musical Dreamgirls, One Republic, DNCE, ABC and McFly’s Tom Fletcher who will be premiering his new book The Christmasaurus with an enchanting one off performance.
David said: “I’m very honoured and excited to be hosting the Royal Variety Performance. I was lucky enough to host back in 2012 so will be looking forward to another fabulous evening with huge talent.“
The event is staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity (formerly 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 night will take place on Tuesday 6th December and will be screened on ITV in December.