We Are Most Amused and Amazed
Comedians Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller host this one-off show celebrating Prince Charles’
70th birthday from the London
Palladium. Among those performing are Rowan Atkinson, Bill
Bailey, magicians Penn & Teller and Downton Abbey star Jim Carter with Sooty and Sweep! Look out, too, for singers
Kylie Minogue and Cheryl!
The London Palladium hosts a star-studded celebration with comedy and magic…
Prince Charles is having a 70th birthday party at the London Palladium and everyone’s invited! Knowing that HRH is a member of the Magic Circle, ITV staged a glittering variety show last month, with a bill of comedians and magicians, and attended by the Prince himself, accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla. The couple chose to sit in the front row of the circle, rather than the royal box, before taking to the stage themselves at the end of the evening.
The show is hosted by double act Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller. ‘What a colossal honour to be hosting such a dazzling line-up,’ says Alexander. ‘And best of all I’ll be alongside my lovely old friend, Ben thingy,’ he teases.
Among those performing are
Bake Off host Sandi Toksvig, Bill Bailey, who performs a hilariously anarchic rendition of Jerusalem, and Rowan Atkinson in a sketch that sees him playing the devil!
Representing the magical element of the evening, Penn & Teller have jetted in from Las Vegas to perform, and there are tricks from homegrown star Dynamo, too. And singers Kylie Minogue and Cheryl are also in attendance to introduce films celebrating the Prince and his work.
All proceeds from the event go to the Prince’s Trust, something that host Ben Miller couldn’t be happier about.
‘Xander and I are delighted to be hosting, and all in a very good cause: relaunching our comedy careers!’ he laughs. ‘As well as raising a few quid for the Prince’s Trust of course…’
Singing sensations… Kylie, left, and Cheryl
Let us entertain you… From left, Rowan Atkinson, Cheryl, Kylie and Sandi Toksvig Hosts…Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller