Peter Kay to host Royal Variety Show

Thursday November 17, 2011

Peter Kay has been named as the host of this year's Royal Variety Performance.

The Bolton funnyman will front the show at the Lowry Theatre in Salford Quays with the Princess Royal in attendance.

The acts include veteran crooner Tony Bennett, fellow singers Barry Manilow and Cee Lo Green and comic Jason Manford.

Others stars set to appear include singer Pixie Lott, Britain's Got Talent winner Jai McDowall and magicians Penn and Teller.

The show, on December 5, will be shown on ITV1 later that month.

Last year's performance was overshadowed when a car carrying the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall was mobbed by demonstrators during protests in central London against higher university tuition fees.

Photo: © Getty

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