For three nights only

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 by

ITV1 has released details of some of the acts to feature in their three-week variety revival.

For One Night Only will include – amongst others – Rihanna, Michael Bublé, Pink, Joan Rivers, The Pussycat Dolls, Will Young and the cast of West End hit The Jersey Boys.

Comedy will come from the likes of Michael McIntyre and Stephen K Amos, plus new acts straight from the stage of this year’s Edinburgh festival.

And then there are the “special acts”: Lazaro Gitu, a contortionist from Tanzinia, Zhejiang the incredible acrobatic act from China and The English Gents who perform inconceivable feats of acrobatic skill, strength and balance all while supping a cup of tea in a bowler hat.

Each edition will feature two hosts – the first sees Vernon Kay teamed with Joan Rivers. Ulp!

Guy Freeman, Controller of ITV Music and Events says: “We are delighted to be bringing some of the biggest international and UK stars together live on one stage. This exciting new show provides a platform to showcase a unique combination of comedy, theatre and music stars for what guarantees to be fantastic family entertainment.”

Executive producer and director Geoff Posner says: “It’s great to be able to bring a live variety show back to Sunday nights on ITV1.”

Curtain up is expected Sunday 28 September on ITV1.


2 Responses to “For three nights only”

  1. Electric Dragon on September 3rd, 2008 4:17 pm

    “Vernon Kay teamed with Joan Rivers”

    I can’t think of a more off-putting combination. (I probably could if I tried, but I value my sanity.)

  2. Rob Williams on September 8th, 2008 7:32 pm

    Sunday night is now about more entertainment, it needs a family sitcom a la Me and My Girl though to compliment the already strong dramas. Variety maybe good, but a variety of programmes is better