Tom Cruise, Helen Mirren and Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh will lead Queen's Platinum Jubilee TV event

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Dame Helen Mirren, Bridgerton's Adjoa Andoh, Tom Cruise and Damian Lewis will lead the celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The event will be broadcast live on ITV from the private grounds of Windsor Castle on Sunday 15th May, which will be the first televised event to mark the historic occasion.

This Morning's Phillip Schofield and newsreader Julie Etchingham will present ITV's The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration, featuring guests including Omid Djalili, 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.

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The broadcast will also have special performances from Keala Settle, Gregory Porter, Katherine Jenkins as they pay tribute to The Queen's 70 years of service.

ITV says: "The theatrical arena event will include 1300 performers and 500 horses and is made up of four acts, each overseen by a different event host - confirmed to be Tom Cruise, Damian Lewis, Adjoa Andoh and Alan 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."

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Dame Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for her performance as Her Majesty in 2006's The Queen, will take on the role of Queen Elizabeth I, whilst a cast of Queen's Players' will be introduced by a character called 'The Herald' played by Omid Djalili.

The Herald will whisk viewers through time linking the acts together, narrating and anchoring the stories and making light of some of the absurdities history presents us with.

Each act will reflect on key moments in history including Elizabeth I’s Tilbury Speech and James I and the Gunpowder Plot. The Commonwealth will also be celebrated as well as the four nations within the United Kingdom. All of this will be interspersed with a number of military and equestrian displays from around the world including Azerbaijan, India, Oman, France, Norway, Switzerland and Trinidad & Tobago.

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 Queen's Platinum Jubilee will be broadcast live from the private grounds of Windsor Castle on Sunday 15th May on ITV and ITV Hub.

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