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This was the second time I had seen The Royal Variety Performance, and with it being the 80th anniversary, they certainly pulled out all the stops to make this the most entertaining show ever. This time you did see Prince Charles (who recently celebrated his 60th birthday) with wife Camilla and son Harry, and it was good to see their reactions. Compères (quick hosts) of the show included TV presenter Tess Daly, comedian Graham Norton, Lord Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, singer Emma Bunton, comedians Matthew Horne and James Corden, TV personality Myleene Klass, comedian Jimmy Tarbuck, American actor Josh Hartnett, American actor Brendan Fraser, John Barrowman, and judges Pete Waterman, Nicky Chapman and Neil Fox. Performances and appearances in the show came from: comedian Jimmy Carr, guitarist and Queen member Brian May with singer Kerry Ellis, singer/actor John Barrowman performing "What About Us?", singer Josh Groban, singer Leona Lewis, comedian Rhod Gilbert, singer Rihanna performing "Take a Bow", Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo (comedy ballet), comedians Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller, The Pussycat Dolls performing a medley of "Don't Cha", "I Hate This Part Right Here", and "When I Grow Up", beatboxing band Naturally 7, singer Duffy performing "Rain on Your Parade", boy band Take That performing "Greatest Day" and "Shine", tenor Josh Groban and male choir Only Men Aloud, Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson with a new routine, comedian Michael McIntyre, Britain's Got The Pop Factor... winner - singer Geraldine McQueen (Peter Kay), Cliff Richard and The Shadows performing "The Young Ones" "Willie and the Hand Jive" and "Move It", the cast of West End show Jersey Boys, the cast of West End show La Cage Aux Folles, the cast of West End show The Lion King and the cast of West End show Zorro. Very good!
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