Miranda Hart To ‘Smash The Glass Ceiling’ And Host The Royal Variety Performance

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  • When you think about it, there’s not much that Miranda Hart can’t do. The actress has written her very own comedy series, regularly performs stand-up, makes people laugh up and down the country, and has most recently penned a brand new children’s book.

    And now, Miranda is continuing to show off her myriad of talents, to take on the role of host at the prestigious Royal Variety Performance.

    The comedienne will be hosting the popular event at the London Palladium, where it will be held for the 41st year.

    But that’s not all. According to ITV, Miranda’s turn hosting the entertainment show will mark the first ever time a female has soley presented the Royal Variety.

    In the past, the performance has been hosted by the likes of Jonathan Ross, Philip Schofield, David Walliams and Peter Kay.

    However, other females, including Cilla Black and Cat Deeley, have also historically hosted the show. In fact, the first female to host the show was Noele Gordon in 1974. But it seems as though Miranda may be the first to host the ‘entire show’, according to ITV.

    They explained to the Belfast Telegraph that Miranda Hart “is the first woman to host the entire show on her own ‘in this way'”. Sounds like it’s going to be an unforgettable evening to us…

    Commenting on the exciting news, Miranda has said, “If you don’t mind me I am just going to smash a glass ceiling and be the first woman to host the Royal Variety. That felt GOOD!

    “It’s thrilling for me because of that, and because I am hugely proud to be part of such an important event in our comedy and variety heritage as the Royal Variety Performance.

    “The young-wannabe-comedian me who watched the show every year, would be just as excited to hear that grown-up me is going to be hosting – only I’ll be doing it without the 1970’s pudding bowl haircut that made me look like a young male monk!”

    Famous faces including Paloma Faith, James Blunt, Britain’s Got Talent winner Tokio Myers will also join Miranda to perform for the star-studded event. Cirque du Soleil and the cast of West End show ‘Annie’ will also be taking to the stage.

    And as with every year, a member of the royal family will also be in attendence to take in the festivities.

    While the show is set to be filmed on 24th November, it won’t air on ITV until December.