The Queen will be honoured at 2022 Royal Variety Performance, hosted by Lee Mack
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 08
A portion of the 2022 Royal Variety Performance will pay tribute to the late Queen (Picture: Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

will be honoured with a unique celebration at the this year.

The show will be hosted by comedian Lee Mack at the Royal Albert Hall in later this year, where senior members of the royal family will be in attendance.

Mack, known for the shows Would I Lie To You? and Not Going Out, joked: ‘I was actually going to buy for this year’s Royal Variety Performance, so not only is it a real honour to be asked to host it, 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.’

The Queen will be honoured as composer Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber, singer Gary Barlow and choirmaster Gareth Malone are accompanied by members of the London Youth Choir to perform a version of Sing.

Comic Mack previously converted a whole host of new fans during his presenting gig for the concert in June, when he made a in front of the gates of Buckingham Palace.

Comic Lee Mack will host (Picture: Reuters)

Stars also lined up to appear at the prestigious event are Disco Soul R&B band Nile Rodgers & Chic, Brit Award winner George Ezra, multi-award winner Ellie Goulding, and pop star Becky Hill.

The cast of the musical Cabaret, who have won seven Olivier Awards, will also take to the stage.

Disney’s Broadway musical Newsies will perform an extract from the Tony award-winning show, which opens in London later this month.

Returning to the RVP stage with a death-defying display from their latest show Kurios are Cirque Du Soleil.

Eurovision star Sam Ryder is on the line-up (Picture: Kerry Davies – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Hollywood star Rita Wilson and Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter will also perform a duet.

Frank Skinner, David Baddiel and The Lightning Seeds will do a rendition of their hit Three Lions too, which comes after they announced they will to reflect the Lionesses’ historic Euro 2022 win and the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

German magician duo The Ehrlich Brothers, made up of Andreas Ehrlich and Christian Ehrlich, soprano Fatma Said, and Giffords Circus will also perform.

Al Murray as The Pub Landlord, Maisie Adam, Omid Djalili and will provide comedy.

Britian’s Got Talent winner Axel Blake will get to show off his comedy chops as part of his prize (Picture: Dymond/Thames/Rex/Shutterstock)

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

Giles Cooper, chairman of the Royal Variety Charity commented: ‘The support from ticket sales for the performance means that the Royal Variety Charity continues to thrive, even given the current economic climate being felt by so many throughout the charitable world.’

William and Kate attended the star-studded show last year (Picture: Getty Images)

The Royal Variety Performance, which began in 1912 when King George V and Queen Mary attended, will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on December 1.

The show will be screened on ITV and ITV Hub in December.