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01 January 2020 20:39

Emma Willis Comic Relief Little Mix

Joining Miranda at the London Palladium this New Year's Day is the original cast of the comedy sitcom to reflect on the show's much loved moments from the past 10 years. Lucifer and Miranda fans are curious to know if Welsh actor Tom Ellis will appear on the show. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration 2020. Will Tom Ellis be on Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration? Welsh actor Tom Ellis breakthrough role was as Miranda's husband Gary.

He last appeared in the New Year's Day special in 2015, when he and Miranda finally tied the knot. At the moment, the BBC or Tom Ellis have not confirmed whether he will appear on the New Year's Day special. Tom Ellis played Gary in Miranda READ MORE Meghan Markle gets surprise backing from comedy star who praises Speaking to comedy.co.uk, Miranda Hart teased who will be returning for the special. Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration airs on BBC One So far, the credits for the New Year's Day Special are Miranda Hard, Sarah Hadland, Patricia Hodge and Sally Phillips. In the series Hadland starred as Stevie Sutton, Miranda's childhood friend, Hodge took on the role of her mother Penny and Phillips as another close friend.

Also appearing on Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration is McFly, Heather Small and The Kingdom Choir. Tonight's special episode will mark 10 years since Miranda aired on screens. During the special, Hart and the cast reflect on their favourite moments from the series. Speaking to the Radio Times, Hart said: "What happened with my sitcom and comedy alter-ego over the last 10 years has been unexpected to say the least, so it's very moving for me to have the chance to celebrate and thank my cast and the fans from The Palladium stage. "We are hoping to put together a what I call such fun hour of television for them all." Back in November 2019, Ellis did share a touching tribute to Miranda to celebrate 10 years since Miranda first aired, so there is always the potential he will make a surprise appearance.

Like a middle-class Mrs Brown's Boys, Miranda Hart's self-titled sitcom is usually considered a love-it-or-hate-it affair. And this ten-year Such Fun Celebration is only likely to entrench opinions. The adoring fans who packed the London Palladium certainly lap it all up, but for me this celebration feels more like a cult I'm not part of. For the makers of this celebration certainly think Miranda was more influential than just 20 silly half-hour comedy episodes. While Miranda's female-led cast and crew is certainly admirable, and another crack in the glass ceiling, the celebration almost gives the impression that Hart was the first woman ever to have come up with the idea of comedy.

The celebration also pushes the idea that Miranda, the sitcom, can give succour to the troubled, with clips of fans describing how they found comfort and connections in the series and its positive 'be yourself whoever you are' spirit – especially outsiders who saw themselves in the central character. While it's wonderful that people do find a way to better mental wellbeing through comedy – and Hart herself gets a bit teary at learning what positive effect her work has had on people – is it churlish and cynical to feel that it's inclusion here seems mawkish and self-aggrandising, the BBC slapping itself on the back? • Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration is on BBC One at 5.45pm today. From Doctor Who to Bridget Jones, New Year's Day TV has a lot to offer. Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration - 6:55pm, BBC One Miranda fans are invited to join the party for such fun this festive season with a special one-off entertainment show. In celebration of the hit sitcom's 10 year anniversary, the BBC hosted an unscripted hour of pure unadulterated fun at The London Palladium in November which will air on BBC One on New Year's Day. The original Lion King will be playing on Channel 4 this New Year's Day. Miranda fans are invited to join the party for "such fun" this Christmas with an incredibly special one-off entertainment show. In celebration of the hit sitcom's 10 year anniversary, the BBC hosted an unscripted "hour of pure unadulterated fun" at The London Palladium in November which will air on BBC One this Christmas. "What happened with my sitcom and comedy alter-ego over the last 10 years has been unexpected to say the least, so it's very moving for me to have the chance to celebrate and thank my cast and the fans from The Palladium stage," Hart said of the shindig. Miranda: My Such Fun Celebration is on BBC One, 5: 45pm on New Year's Day. Hart, who plays the titular character, gave fans a teaser on Instagram shortly after filming, writing: "The honour of standing on the @thelondonpalladium – a little mark with your name on that hallowed stage will always be special but ever more so when recording an anniversary of your own sitcom. Never imagined the sitcom would become so loved (hello to those in the Miranda family!) and never thought I would stand on a stage I watched so much when younger. Miranda Hart and Sarah Hadland in Miranda (BBC) Although the full-cast is yet to be confirmed, the BBC has promised that the show will feature "a host of treats and surprises as the cast reunite to look back over a decade of such fun, friendship, romance and everything that made millions of fans connect with this unique and very special sitcom". We're hoping to see Sarah Hadland (Stevie Sutton, Miranda's best friend), Tom Ellis (Gary Preston, Miranda's heart throb turned husband), Patricia Hodge (Penny, Miranda's pushy mother) and Sally Philips (Tilly). The show was followed by two Christmas specials, the last of which aired on New Year's Day in 2015.