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Congleton Guardian: David Walliams is hosting this year's Royal Variety Performance David Walliams is hosting this year's Royal Variety Performance

David Walliams flies down to the stage with a jet pack dressed as James Bond at this year's Royal Variety Performance.

The show ends with a Bond medley and features dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey doing a 007 theme.

Funnyman David is hosting the programme, also featuring One Direction and Girls Aloud, on its landmark 100th anniversary.

As well as dressing up as Bond to mimic Sean Connery in Thunderball, Walliams' wardrobe changes see him appear as a teenage One Direction "superfan" and even Britain's Got Talent dog Pudsey during the show, with comedian Alan Carr as trainer Ashleigh.

The show coincides with the 50th anniversary of the spy films.

Broadcast on ITV1 next month, the show was filmed last night at the Royal Albert Hall in front of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Girls Aloud performing The Promise, Robbie Williams singing Mr Bojangles and Different, One Direction doing Little Things, and Sir Bruce Forsyth in a comedy performance are some of the highlights of the show.

There will also be performances from Rod Stewart, Neil Diamond, opera stars Andrea Bocelli and Katherine Jenkins, US star Alicia Keys as well as comedians Rhod Gilbert and Bill Bailey.

Britain's Got Talent star Ashleigh, 17, who is taking to the stage with her dog Pudsey, said of her performance: "It's going to be very British, with a few surprises. It's going to be very current as well."

The show will be broadcast on ITV1 on December 3 at 7.30pm.

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