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16 August 2020 08:35

Hugh said: "On the evening of VJ Day, 1945, King George VI addressed the nation.

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top Royal stories again. On Saturday, the BBC aired a handful of special programmes to mark 75 years since VJ Day and the end of World War Two. In one special instalment, titled The Nation's Tribute, Joanna Lumley welcomed a number of famous faces, including Sheridan Smith and Nicola Roberts, to the show as they paid tributes and remembered all of those involved. However, it was actor Hugh Bonneville who had viewers talking.

Hugh Bonneville distracts BBC viewers with incredible weight loss during VJ Day 75

Donned in a black suit, white shirt and green tie, Hugh took to the balcony to recite King George VI's speech from the time. Hugh said: "On the evening of VJ Day, 1945, King George VI addressed the nation. "'Three months have passed since I asked you to join with in an act of thanksgiving for the defeat of Germany. "'We then rejoiced that peace had returned to Europe but we knew a strong and relentless enemy still remained to be conquered in Asia.'" READ MORE: The One Show fans gobsmacked by Hugh Bonneville's weight loss