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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Kylie, Susan Boyle, Adele, Jamie Cullum, Rumer, Paloma Faith and Ray Davies join line-up for Royal Variety Performance 2010

This year's Royal Variety Performance is hotting up, with a host of new stars added to the dazzling line-up.

Australian songstress Kylie will join the star-studded evening to perform her new single Better Than Today.

Susan Boyle will make her Royal Variety debut performing her own rendition of Perfect Day.

Ahead of her widely anticipated second album, the celebrated singer-songwriter Adele will hit the stage with a stunning performance of Rolling In The Deep.

Jazz superstar Jamie Cullum and the soulful new songstress Rumer will perform a unique collaboration, and former Kinks front-man Ray Davies is joining forces with the singing sensation Paloma Faith to perform a special version of The Kinks classic Lola.

Comedian Lee Mack will also be performing a routine, joining some of the nation's top comics.

Introducing the acts will be this year's host, award winning comedian Michael McIntyre.

The new acts join the previously announced line-up including Take That, Cheryl Cole, N-Dubz, Spelbound, John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall, Micky Flanagan, Les Miserables featuring Alfie Boe, The Wizard Of Oz featuring Danielle Hope, The Chelsea Pensioners and Daniel Whiston.

The audience will also be treated to a breathtaking performance by two principal dancers from the world-renowned Royal Ballet, who will perform with Russell Watson as he sings Parla Piu Piano, best known as the love theme from The Godfather. Alastair Marriott from The Royal Ballet has choreographed the piece especially for the Royal Variety.

The acts will take to the stage in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

The Royal Variety Performance is an annual charity event in aid of the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund and will be broadcast on BBC One in December.

Notes to Editors

The 2010 Royal Variety Performance is a BBC production and is executive produced by Antonia Hurford-Jones and produced by Zoe Cook.

BBC in-house Entertainment and Events is responsible for some of the UK's most watched and loved entertainment and factual entertainment formats, most notably Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear, Dragons' Den, Eurovision Song Contest, Weakest Link and Mastermind to name but a few. The department is also responsible for the coverage of huge events such as Trooping the Colour, the Dimbleby Lecture, Festival of Remembrance and Children in Need.


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