TV’s Ant and Dec to host Queen’s 90th birthday gig

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Ant and Dec (Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly) after winning the Top Presenter award for the 15th consecutive year at Britain's National Television Awards last month. 
Ant and Dec (Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly) after winning the Top Presenter award for the 15th consecutive year at Britain’s National Television Awards last month.

English comedy duo Ant and Dec will host The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, which will be broadcast live on ITV later this year.

This National Celebratory Event will take place in the presence of  The Queen and will be hosted by Royal Windsor Horse Show in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, from May 12 to 15. The event will see the best of British talent join more than 900 horses and 1500 participants for what is expected to be a spectacular evening.

Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Ascot this week.
Queen Elizabeth II.

The Celebration will tell the story of The Queen’s life from her birth in 1926, through World War Two, to her Coronation in 1953 and a reign spanning more than 60 years.

The pair played it straight in announcing the gig:  “We are honoured to be hosting this special celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.”

Some of the biggest stars from the world of entertainment will take to the stage whilst performers in the arena will include The Oman Royal Cavalry, Chilean Huasos, The New Zealand Army Band, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Azerbaijan Cossack Riders, State Carriages from The Royal Mews, The South Australian Police Band, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Fijian Army Dancers and Band, 100 Military and Commonwealth Pipers and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

The Celebration programme has been commissioned by ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, Peter Davey.

“We are delighted to be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday with this stunning evening of entertainment,” Bedell said.

“With Ant and Dec hosting this special event, viewers will get to enjoy the very best of British talent along side some remarkable performers in celebration of the Queen’s landmark birthday.”

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