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A royally good show!

A royally good show!

As The Royal Variety Performance 2019 lands on ITV, discover its history through these big numbers

Featuring a galaxy of stars from the worlds of stage, screen and song, this year’s show is a real cracker

The Royal Variety Performance 2019, Tuesday 10 December, 7.30pm, ITV HD (CH 103/113). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > ITV Hub

You know it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when the Royal Variety Performance is on the telly. This British institution always has something for everyone – and 2019’s all-singing, all-dancing showcase is no different.


Hosted by comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan (and with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in attendance), this year’s extravaganza from the London Palladium is packed to the rafters with star names from across the glitzy world of entertainment.

We’re talking Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, Emeli Sandé and Lewis Capaldi, plus star turns from crooner Harry Connick Jr and Hollywood actor Luke Evans. Meanwhile, comedians Frank Skinner and Kerry Godliman will be bringing the laughter, and there will also be spectacular performances from the casts of West End shows Come From Away, Groan Ups and Mary Poppins. Even Queen Victoria would be forced to raise a smile at this lot.


Out walking the corgis when it’s on the box? Not to worry, because you can follow all the thrills and spills on the Virgin TV Go app or watch it after broadcast in Catch Up TV.


Want to know even more about the Royal Variety Performance? From its inception over a century ago to who holds the record for the most appearances, we’ve crunched the numbers so you don’t have to…



When is The Royal Variety Performance 2019 on TV?

Watch the stars take to the stage on ITV HD (CH 103/113) from 7.30pm on Tuesday 10 December.


May your telly days be merry and bright!

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