Rob and Romesh to host Royal Variety Performance | Flo & Joan, Kerry Godliman and Frank Skinner also on the bill

Rob and Romesh to host Royal Variety Performance

Flo & Joan, Kerry Godliman and Frank Skinner also on the bill

Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan are to host this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

It will be the first time in more than 30 years that two comic performers have hosted the show together, since Ronnie Corbett and Bruce Forsyth in 1988.

Flo & Joan, Kerry Godliman and Frank Skinner will also take part in the prestigious show at the London Palladium on November 18

Other acts on the bill include Rod Stewart, Harry Connick Jr, the casts of the West End musical Mary Poppins and Groan Ups, the new comedy stage show from the creators of The Show That Goes Wrong.

Beckett said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to be hosting The Royal Variety Performance with one of my best friends and best comedians in the country, Romesh Ranganathan. 

‘My mum and dad love Rod Stewart more than me and can't wait to see him perform. Fingers crossed they will stay and watch me and Rom host the rest of the show once Rod has finished his set.’

Ranganathan adds: ‘It is obviously amazing to be asked to host The Royal Variety Performance. Being asked to do so alongside Rob Beckett is both exciting as well as slightly taking the gloss off the honour.’

The show will be screened on ITV in December.

Published: 10 Oct 2019

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