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13/09/2017

Details Unveiled For 'Last Laugh In Vegas'

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ITV has unveiled details regarding a new five-part series entitled Last Laugh In Vegas.

The series will feature famous faces from British comedy, music and variety from the 60s, 70s and 80s as they head to Sin City to deliver their dream gig. Booked for one night only, the theatre will see eight acts given the chance to put on a variety performance at one of Las Vegas' most iconic venues.

Scheduled to air in 2018, the eight showbiz legends taking part are comedy double act Cannon & Ball, entertainer Bernie Clifton, comedian Mick Miller, pianist and entertainer Bobby Crush, singer Kenny Lynch, 60s pop idol Jess Conrad OBE, actress and singer Anita Harris, and actress, singer and comedienne Su Pollard.

Cameras will follow the stars from their departure from their homes in the UK to the moment they step onto the stage in Vegas. They will live in a house together, enjoy and explore the Vegas Strip and rehearse and reminisce together to deliver a show that they'll be proud of. Viewers will also get an insight into the legends' careers as they look back and talk firsthand about their stories.

The culmination will be an hour-long special of their variety performance in Vegas.

Siobhan Greene, ITV's Head of Entertainment Commissioning, said: "Last Laugh In Vegas is the chance for the audience to reconnect with true iconic entertainers, as they get the trip of a lifetime to perform in the show business capital of the world. You won't believe the names we got, and I am so happy that they, and the audience, will get to see them living their dream."

Sally Evans, Executive Producer, Shiver, added: "Working with our showbiz heroes and giving them the chance to go on a journey that genuinely means so much to each of them is such an exciting proposition. The entertainment community of Vegas won't know what's hit them."

The five-part series, Last Laugh In Vegas, has been commissioned for ITV by Head of Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene and Entertainment Commissioner Joe Mace. It will be made for ITV Studios' factual entertainment arm Shiver, with Sally Evans, Mark Robinson and John Kaye Cooper as executive producers. The series producer is Stuart Ramsay and directed by Iain Thompson.

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