Peter Kay and Bette Midler meet Her Majesty the Queen

In pictures: How Blackpool dazzled for Royal Variety Show a decade ago

The stars lit up spectacularly when when the Royal Variety Show came to Blackpool in Decemeber 2009.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 5:00 pm

Millions at home watched the entertainment on the TV whilst 3,000 more packed into the Opera House for a real variety of performances. From Katherine Jenkins and Peter Kay to Diversity and Lady Gaga, they all graced the stage in front of their royal audience. It was such a coup for Blackpool. The show portrayed the resort at its finest, gaining millions of pounds in free international publicity. We look back at some of the pictures from the day.

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