Royal Variety Performance 2018: Dates, line-up and when is it on TV?

The Royal Variety Performance is back for 2018 and ready to serve up its usual recipe of comedy, music and dance. This year we have an array of stars from BGT winner The Lost Voice Guy to Take That and George Ezra, among others.

Royals including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could attend again and rumours are circulating that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may make their debut as a couple.

The event raises money for the Royal Variety Charity which supports entertainers.

Here’s what we know so far…

When is it on TV?

The show will take place on Monday 19 November 2018 but won’t be on TV until December. It will air on ITV but no official date has been confirmed yet.

Who is in the line-up?

Take That

Royal Variety Performance 2018: Dates, line-up and when is it on TV?

Clean Bandit

George Ezra

Royal Variety Performance 2018: Dates, line-up and when is it on TV?

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Rick Astley

Royal Variety Performance 2018: Dates, line-up and when is it on TV?

Rick is heading out on tour this October
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Cast of Hamilton

Cast of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Andrea Bocelli & son Matteo

Britain’s Got Talent 2018 winner, The Lost Voice Guy

Royal Variety Performance 2018: Dates, line-up and when is it on TV?

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Rhod Gilbert

Cirque Du Soleil

Sigrid and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Circus 1903

Gad Elmaleh

Rod Woodward

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Who is presenting?

Comedian Greg Davies will be presenting the show this year, Davies is best known for playing Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners.

Royal Variety Performance 2018: Dates, line-up and when is it on TV?

Greg Davies at the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall
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Speaking about his role, Davies said: “I am delighted to host the Royal Variety.”

“It is a role that I am wildly unsuited to and I will no doubt offend a great many people, but my Mum has a voracious appetite for meeting members of the Royal family and this seems a reasonable price to pay for the gift of life,” he added.

Where is it held?

The Royal Variety Show will be held at none other than London’s Palladium Theatre for the 42nd time.

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Is Meghan Markle attending?

The Royal family usually attend the event staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity. The Queen has attended the show 39 times, but hasn’t for six years, the last time being in 2012. Since then, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Kate Middleton have been the guests of honour.

Royal Variety Performance 2018: Dates, line-up and when is it on TV?

Kate Middleton at the Royal Variety Performance in 2017
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Meghan Markle could be about to make her debut tonight as the Duke and Duchess celebrate their six month wedding anniversary since tying the knot May.

The Royal Variety Performance will air on ITV in December 2018.