The Royal Variety Performance 2022: when is it, how to watch on ITV & full line-up including royals

The Royal Variety Performance 2022 was the first to be held since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II
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The Royal Variety Performance returns for the first time since the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. With two senior royals in attendance, the show is celebrating its 101st anniversary.

The event - which will be broadcast to millions on ITV on Tuesday (December 20) - was recorded earlier this month (December 1). The prestigious event has been held at the Royal Albert Hall since 2012 and features a host of big names as they perform to the few thousand-strong audience in attendance.

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While this will be the first Royal Variety show since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the late Queen had not attended the show since it moved to the Royal Albert Hall in 2012. Last year, Prince William and the Duchess of Wales represented the Royal Family at the event.

The show aims to raise funds to help those who have worked in entertainment and are financially vulnerable, sick, elderly, or impoverished. Comedian Lee Mack will be hosting the latest Royal Variety performance but what else can we expect from it including the entire line-up.

When is the Royal Variety Performance 2022 on TV and how to watch?

The Royal Variety Performance 2022 will be broadcast on ITV from 8pm on Tuesday December 20 and will be available to watch on ITVX shortly after it first airs. The event was recorded on Thursday December 1.

The Royal Variety Performance 200 entire line-up

Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber prepared a special celebration to commemorate the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, alongside Gary Barlow, Gareth Malone and the London Youth Choir.

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In addition, the evening will pull together the best in British theatre, music and comedy with stunning performances from the following:

  • George Ezra
  • Sam Ryder
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Sam Ryder
  • Becky Hill
  • Cast of Cabaret
  • Cirque Du Soleil
  • Rita Wilson
  • Gregory Porter
  • Nile Rodgers and Chic
  • Frank Skinner
  • David Baddiel
  • The Lightning Seeds
  • The Ehrlich Brothers
  • Fatma Said
  • Gifford Circus
  • Al Murray
  • Maisie Adam
  • Omid Djalili
  • Disney’s Newsies
  • Axel Blak
Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gareth Malone and Lee MackGary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gareth Malone and Lee Mack
Gary Barlow, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gareth Malone and Lee Mack

Who from the royal family attended The Royal Variety Performance 2022?

Those hoping to see King Charles attend his first Royal Variety show as the new monarch  will be disappointed. Instead, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar (Prince Edward and Sophie) attended the show, making it a first for Charles’ younger brother.

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