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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Cole, Take That join royal show

Take That will be performing at the Royal Variety Performance show
Take That will be performing at the Royal Variety Performance show

Cheryl Cole and Take That are among a host of famous names who will entertain the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at the Royal Variety Performance.

Popular comic Michael McIntyre will host the evening which will see Charles and Camilla and a packed audience at the iconic London Palladium enjoy a night of music, dance and comedy.

Take That will be performing on the show as a five-piece for the first time since 1994, treating fans to two songs.

Pop star and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole will take to the stage with an exclusive performance of The Flood, taken from her second number one solo album, and urban trio N-Dubz will be rapping for the royals, as they make their Variety Performance debut.

An all-star comedy line-up includes routines from Liverpool's king of comedy John Bishop, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Best Newcomer Sarah Millican, new funniest kid on the block Jack Whitehall and favourite East End geezer Micky Flanagan.

Britain's Got Talent winners Spelbound, double gold medallists at this year's Acrobatic Gymnastic Championships, will perform a spectacular brand new routine.

The people's tenor Russell Watson will deliver a performance of Parla Piu Piano, best known as the love theme from The Godfather, while the Chelsea Pensioners will give a rendition of a If You Were The Only Girl (In The World).

Michael McIntyre said ahead of the show: "I am unbelievably excited to be hosting the Royal Variety Performance this year at the London Palladium in its centenary year.

"It is a dream come true to be introducing the likes of Take That, Cheryl Cole and Prince Charles's own personal booking N-Dubz."

The night is in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund an organisation that provides care and financial help to members in need.

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