David Walliams LOVED hosting the Royal Variety Performance – crowned 9 Million viewers!!

A whopping 9 Million viewers tuned in last night to watch The Royal Variety Performance last night.

The ratings for the David Walliams hosted show were up with more then one million and the best figures for the event since 2009.

Walliams received unanimous praise for his hosting from viewers on Twitter, with special praise for his sketches with One Direction, Bruce Forsyth, Ronnie Corbett and Alan Carr.

A surprise highlight for many who were watching was the performance of Neil Diamond, who according to many young viewers “rocked the house”.

Also little dog Pudsey and his owner Ashleigh received a lot of praise. Other acts included: Rod Steward, Robbie Williams, Placido Domingo, stars from Britain’s Got Talent and Girls Aloud.

A happy David Tweeted last night: “Thankyou all so much for your lovely messages about the Royal Variety Performance. I loved every minute of it…!”

This post was written by guest blogger and reality TV showbiz observer Daniel Cohen. Catch up with him on Twitter here!

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