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Girls Aloud and One Direction at Royal Variety show
20 November 2012
Last updated at 15:50
Girls Aloud, One Direction and Robbie Williams star at this year's Royal Variety show.
A newly-reformed Girls Aloud took to the stage in matching sequined black and gold fishtail dresses at this year's Royal Variety show, performing their single The Promise. Katherine Jenkins kicked it off by singing the National Anthem as the Queen took her seat.
One Direction sang a rendition of number one single Little Things, prompting host David Walliams to dress up as an obsessed female fan. Speaking after the event, Harry Styles said the night had been amazing.
Robbie Williams sang his new single Different and an orchestra-accompanied rendition of swing classic Mr Bojangles. Veteran comedian Jimmy Tarbuck introduced a series of comedy clips of himself, Peter Kay and the cast of Only Fools And Horses from previous Royal Variety performances.
Comedian David Walliams played the spy at the show flying down to the stage with a jet pack during this year's Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen. Father-to-be Walliams presented the 100th anniversary performance at London's Royal Albert Hall.
All proceeds are being donated to The Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund (EABF), which cares for entertainers throughout the UK who need help. It'll help to run Brinsworth House in Twickenham, Middlesex, a retirement and nursing home run by the EABF, of which the Queen is patron.
American R&B star Alicia Keys played piano and sang Brand New Me. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh shook the hands of the performers on stage at the end of the evening. They are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary.
Kylie Minogue also performed at the event after her appearance on Strictly Come Dancing. Host David Walliams introduced Sir Bruce Forsyth, who joked that at 100 years old, the Royal Variety Performance was only 16 years older than him.
Rod Stewart also entertained the royal family. Tickets for the performance sold out in minutes. After opening the show, Katherine Jenkins was joined by opera star Placido Domingo to perform Come What May from musical Les Miserables.
Neil Diamond also performed. The show ended with a James Bond medley and featured dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey from Britain's Got Talent. The performance will be shown on ITV1 on 3 December at 7.30pm. It was first held in 1912.
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