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Comics and magicians to perform for Charles' 70th birthday celebrations

Comedians Armstrong and Miller to compere the night.

The Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday is to be celebrated with a fundraising performance by some of Britain’s leading comics and magicians.

Charles is expected to be in the London Palladium audience for the night of stand-up and illusions featuring Rowan Atkinson, Bill Bailey and Omid Djalili, in aid of the Prince’s Trust.

We Are Most Amused and Amazed, will reunite comedians Armstrong and Miller as hosts of the two-hour ITV event, which will be recorded on October 22 and screened at a later date.

Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller
Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller will reunite to compere the evening (Ian West/PA)

Alexander Armstrong said: “This is going to be a night from the very topper-most drawer.

“What a colossal honour it is to be hosting such a dazzling line-up for HRH and best of all I’ll be alongside my lovely old friend Ben thingy.”

Ben Miller added: “Alexander Armstrong and I are delighted to be hosting Prince Charles’ favourite comedians and magicians at the Palladium, and all in a very good cause: relaunching our comedy careers.

“And raising a few quid for the Prince’s Trust of course.”

Magicians Penn & Teller and Dynamo are also confirmed to perform on the night marking Charles’ 70th birthday which falls on November 14.

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