Alan Carr to host The Royal Variety Performance 2021

Airing in December, the night will feature performances from Ed Sheeran, Sir Rod Stewart, Anne-Marie, Judi Love and the London casts of Moulin Rouge and Matilda The Musical.


This year, The Royal Variety Performance promises to be another spectacular show featuring exceptional performers, world-class theatre, outstanding singers and top-notch British comedy.


Stars lined up to appear include multi award-winner Ed Sheeran, international sensation Sir Rod Stewart, the cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s phenomenal Matilda The Musical who are celebrating an incredible 10 years in the West End, chart-topper Anne-Marie and music from Years and Years.


Cirque du Soleil return with a mesmerising performance of their latest show, Luzia and James Blunt will perform some of his greatest hits. Following its Tony award-winning success the sensational Moulin Rouge The Musical joins for an exclusive performance, plus Germany’s The Messoudi Brothers will showcase their breathtaking hand to hand act.


The evening will also feature performances from respected musicians and Grammy Award winners Gregory Porter and Elvis Costello as welll as a special collaboration from actress Keala Settle and the Some Voices choir with the amazing, award-winning song This is Me.


Plus there'll be comedy from Judi Love, Bill Bailey, Chris McCausland and Josh Widdicombe.


Speaking about hosting The Royal Variety Performance 2021, Alan Carr said "It’s such an honour to be asked to host this year’s Royal Variety Performance, it really is a dream come true."


"With so many amazing performers it’s going to be a night to recollect and if I remember correctly, the last time I appeared I was wearing a skimpy leopard print mini dress so I’m hoping as host this time I’ll be wearing something a bit more classy!"


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


The Royal Variety Performance 2021 will air on ITV