David WalliamsDavid Walliams has been announced as the host of this year’s Royal Variety Performance, which will take place next month.

‘I’m honoured to be presenting the Royal Variety Show this year,’ he says. ‘It’s a show I have watched every year from a very young age, and never dreamed I would one day be a part of it.’

It’s sure to be unmissable TV as Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashley and Pudsey take to the stage in front of the Queen. Plus, there’ll be music from Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Girls Aloud and Rod Stewart.

The show will be filmed, then broadcast on ITV1 at a later date in December in the run-up to Christmas.