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ITV to revive Sunday Night at the London Palladium

1 of 1 Jimmy Carr is among the hosts for the revived Sunday Night at the London Palladium
Jimmy Carr is among the hosts for the revived Sunday Night at the London Palladium

ITV is bringing back its classic weekend entertainment show Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

A number of top UK comics have been lined up to host the variety show including Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr, Bradley Walsh and Jack Whitehall, when it returns in a prime time slot next month.

The six-part series has a host of guests booked already, including comedy sets from Alan Davies, Sarah Millican and Milton Jones.

Gemma Arterton's new musical, Made in Dagenham, will feature on one of the programmes, while musicians performing include Neil Diamond, Art Garfunkel, Bryan Adams, Maroon 5, The Script, Nicole Scherzinger and Little Mix.

An ITV spokesperson said: "Some of the UK's best-loved comics and entertainers will host one show each and introduce some of the biggest stars from music and comedy. There will be jaw-dropping acts from around the world, plus surprise guests."

Sunday Night at the Palladium was a huge success with British TV viewers and pulled in up to 28 million viewers during its initial run from 1955 to 1967.

The show attracted some of the biggest stars, including The Beatles, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis Jr, the Rolling Stones and Liberace, while Bruce Forsyth, Bob Monkhouse and Des O'Connor were among the show's hosts.

It was revived for a year in 1973, and has also spawned a number of spin-off shows, including Tonight at the London Palladium, which aired in 2000.

Here's a flavour of what the show was like:

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