Mary J. Blige to perform at Royal Variety 2013

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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige has joined the line-up for the Royal Variety Performance 2013, alongside Gary Barlow, Olly Murs and Jessie J.

Mary J. Blige has joined the line-up for the Royal Variety Performance 2013.

The 'No More Dramas' singer has been added to the list of A-list names taking to the stage at the annual benefit event, which promises to be an unforgettable evening of music, theatre, comedy and dance, later this month at the London Palladium.

Mary will be joined by the likes of Gary Barlow, Olly Murs, Jessie J and jazz musician Caro Emerald as a member of the royal family watch on.

Olly said: 'I'm thrilled to be performing at this year's Royal Variety Performance. It's been one of my dreams since I started my career in music to perform for the Royal Family, and I can't wait - hopefully I'll get a cheeky kiss from the royals."

Meanwhile, figure skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will mark the 30th anniversary of winning their Olympic gold medal by taking to the stage for a skating performance.

Comedy will come from Jimmy Carr, while the cast of Harry Hill's musical 'I Can't Sing' will give a sneak preview of the West End show based on 'The X Factor'.

Jimmy said: "It's a great honour and privilege to have me at the Royal Variety. I can't believe their luck."

The star-studded show, which is being hosted by award-winning comedian John Bishop, will take place on Monday November 25, but not screened until December.

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