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Manchester Evening News
Simon Coyle

Who is hosting the Coronation Concert on BBC One

The Coronation Concert is taking place on Sunday night with more than 20,000 people descending on Windsor to watch it live.

The concert is taking place on Windsor Castle's East Lawn to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla and will feature a host of music icons together to celebrate the historic occasion.

Millions of people at home are also expected to watch the concert as it is shown live on BBC One from 8pm to 10pm.

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Scottish TV and radio presenter Kirsty Young, who hosted the coverage of Saturday's coronation from Buckingham Palace, will be back to host the concert show on BBC One and iPlayer.

Backstage BBBC Radio 1 presenter and broadcaster Clara Amfo will be backstage alongside Diversity star Jordan Banjo. Jordan, who is also a TV and radio presenter, has been appearing in the recent series of I'm A Celebrity... South Africa on ITV.

The concert itself is being hosted by Downton Abbey and Paddington star Hugh Bonneville.

Zoe Ball had been due to present a show from the grounds of Windsor Castle for BBC Radio 2 with Dermot O’Leary backstage speaking to the stars before they perform. However Zoe had to pull out on Sunday so it will instead be fronted by Scott Mills.

Kirsty Young (PA)

The show see performances by Take That, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, DJ Pete Tong, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, veteran rock guitarist Steve Winwood, and Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls.

Classical acts including Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and Chinese pianist Lang Lang are also on the bill.

The Coronation Concert will be broadcast from 8pm on Sunday on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. BBC Radio 2 will be broadcasting from Windsor Castle from 6pm-10pm.


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