When is the Royal Variety Performance 2022 on TV? Lee Mack and Chic’s Nile Rodgers feature in all-star line-up

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The full line-up for this year’s Royal Variety Performance has been announced - with a special tribute to the Queen.

Chic frontman Nile Rodgers welcomed a host of special guests including singer Sam Ryder and comedians Lee Mack and Al Murray onto the stage at the Royal Variety Performance 2022.

The super group, called Shabby Chic, also included comedians Maisy Adam, who shook a pair of maracas, while Frank Skinner strummed on a banjo and David Baddiel played an electric guitar on stage. The performance was part of a pre-recorded show which will air tonight (20 December) on ITV.

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The line-up for this year’s Royal Variety Performance, which will pay a special tribute to Queen II, was announced last month. A host of popular singers and performers came together to celebrate, alongside famous faces including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ellie Goulding and Omid Djalili.

Multi award-winning comedian and actor Mack hosted the Royal Variety Performance 2022 from the Royal Albert Hall in London in the presence of members of the Royal Family.

Mack said: “I was going to buy tickets for this year’s Royal Variety Performance, so not only is it a real honour to be asked to host it but it’s also saved me a few quid. I now just have to work out the logistics of introducing these brilliant acts and also rushing back to my seat to watch them.”

In honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s long association with the Royal Variety Performance, there was a unique celebration as renowned composer Lloyd Webber, former Take That star Gary Barlow and Gareth Malone performed a special version of ‘Sing’ accompanied by members of the London Youth Choir.

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The event was staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity. The money raised from the show helps those people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.

Who else is in the Royal Variety Performance 2022 line-up?

Stars lined up to appear were Disco Soul R&B sensations Nile Rodgers & Chic, Brit Award winner George Ezra, multi-award-winner Ellie Goulding, Eurovision star and singer Sam Ryder, and powerhouse pop star Becky Hill.

After winning a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, the cast of the musical Cabaret took to the stage with an exclusive performance. Plus, Disney’s Newsies performed a sensational extract from their Tony award-winning musical, which opens in London later this month.

The line-up for this year’s Royal Variety Performance has been announcedThe line-up for this year’s Royal Variety Performance has been announced
The line-up for this year’s Royal Variety Performance has been announced

Returning to the RVP stage with a death-defying display from their latest show Kurios were Cirque Du Soleil. Hollywood star Rita Wilson and Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter performed a duet, plus Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and The Lightning Seeds entertained the audience with a special rendition of their England football anthem ‘Three Lions.

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The evening also featured magic from the German duo The Ehrlich Brothers, a classical moment from soprano Fatma Said, plus a hair-raising performance from Giffords Circus. Plus comedy from Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, Maisie Adam, Omid Djalili and this year’s Britain’s Got Talent winner Axel Blake.

When was the Royal Variety Performance 2022?

The Royal Variety Performance took place live at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 1 December 2022 in front of an audience.

When is the Royal Variety Performance 2022 on TV?

As usual, viewers will be able to watch the show at home on ITV. It will be broadcast on Tuesday 20 Decemeber at 8pm on ITV and ITVX.

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