ITV reveals plans for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
April 21, 2022
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration event will be broadcast live on ITV and ITV Hub from the private grounds of Windsor Castle on May 15th, with the likes of Dame Helen Mirren, Damian Lewis, Omid Djalili and Tom Cruise leading an all-star cast of guests who will be participating in the celebrations.
Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham will host the live ITV broadcast of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration which will also see appearances from Adjoa Andoh, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ant & Dec, Dame Joan Collins, Sir Mo Farah, Dame Maureen Lipman, Sir David Jason, Alan Titchmarsh, Dame Kelly Holmes, Moira Stuart and Sir Trevor McDonald; with musical performances from Keala Settle, Gregory Porter, Katherine Jenkins as they pay tribute to The Queen’s 70 years of service.
The theatrical arena event will include 1,300 performers and 500 horses and is made up of four acts, each overseen by a different event host- confirmed to be Cruise, Lewis, Andoh and Titchmarsh respectively. The Celebration will take viewers on a gallop through history, from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I through to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, culminating in a grand finale
Katie Rawcliffe, Head of ITV Entertainment Commissioning said “We’re thrilled to be broadcasting the first televised event for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee here on ITV. To mark this momentous occasion, we’ll be bringing the nation a celebratory, star-studded show, complete with show-stopping performances and an epic journey through history, told by some of the most well-renowned and respected names in film and television.”
The programme is produced by Penny Lane Entertainment, Spun Gold Television and The HPower Group. From the team behind the BAFTA award Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, the arena event is created and executive produced by Simon Brooks-Ward whilst the broadcast event is executive produced by Sue Andrew, Lee Connolly and Nick Bullen. The arena event will be directed for television by Chris Power, whilst the presentation transmission will be directed by Simon Staffurth.