Friday 29 September 2017

Anita's Last Laugh in Vegas!

A new ITV series will follow a group of showbiz legends prepare for the gig of a lifetime in Las Vegas. And there are a couple of Carry On connections involved!

What happens when a group of British showbiz legends are let loose in Sin City? . . . ITV is about to find out in a brand new five-part series for 2018 called Last Laugh In Vegas.

Some of the most famous names from comedy, music and variety from the 60s, 70s and 80s are to be given one last shot at putting on their dream gig in the variety capital of the world.  The theatre is booked for one night only and eight acts will be given the chance to fulfil the dream they thought had long gone and put on a spectacular variety performance at one of the iconic venues in Las Vegas.

The eight showbiz legends are comedy double act Cannon & Ball, entertainer Bernie Clifton, comedian Mick Miller, pianist and entertainer Bobby Crush, singer Kenny Lynch, 60’s pop idol Jess Conrad OBE, actress and singer Anita Harris and actress, singer and comedienne Su Pollard.

Anita Harris is best known to Carry On fans for her two appearances in the series back in the mid 1960s. She played the featured role of Cork Tip in the 1967 film Follow That Camel and later the same year played Nurse Clark in the classic Carry On Doctor. Singer Kenny Lynch made a cameo appearance as a bus conductor in the 1970 film Carry On Loving and also sang the title track, Love Crazy, for the 1978 film Carry On Emmannuelle. 

Cameras will follow these stars from their departure from their homes in the UK to the moment they step onto the stage in Vegas.  They’ll live in a house together, enjoy and explore the Vegas Strip and rehearse and reminisce together to deliver a show that they'll all be proud of.   

Viewers will also be treated to a unique insight into the legends' vast and varied careers as they look back and talk firsthand about their incredible stories.  

The culmination will be an hour long special of their variety performance in Vegas.

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