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Tom Allen hosts West End Bares

Tom Allen hosts West End Bares

Tom Allen to host West End Bares: Top Off The Pops

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 4 October 2018, Last Updated 4 October 2018

This year’s West End Bares is almost upon us. Horrah! And this week it has been announced that comedian and TV star Tom Allen will be hosting the main event.

Tom is taking on the role of host of this year’s West End Bares: Top Off The Pops following his debut in the annual show last year. About joining the 2018 show, Tom said “I’m thrilled to be returning to West End Bares to kick off proceedings at Top Off The Pops with the most incredible cast yet. It’s an amazing night that’s really not to be missed and I hope to see you all there.”

He is currently on a sell-out UK Tour and is the co-host of Channel 4’s Bake Off: An Extra Slice. You may also recognise the award-winning comedian, writer and actor from his appearances on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, BBC Two’s Mock The Week, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Bake Off: The Professionals.


Along with Tom, an incredible line-up of singers from the biggest West End shows are scheduled to appear in this year’s gala event. These include Moya Angela (Dreamgirls), Michelle Antrobus (Chicago), Natasha Barnes (Funny Girl), Luke Baker (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Laura Baldwin (Eugenius!), Matt Croke (Aladdin), Laura Emmitt (Wicked), Michelle Francis (School Of Rock), Jordan Fox (Kinky Boots), Candace Furbert (Tina), Brennyn Lark (Dreamgirls), John McCrea (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Christina Modestou (Little Shop Of Horrors), Cedric Neal (Motown The Musical), Jay Perry (Motown The Musical), Jon Robyns (Hamilton), Danielle Steers (Bat Out Of Hell), Anna Van Ruiten (Motown The Musical), Lucie Shorthouse (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), and Anna Woodside (Carousel) with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

West End Bares: Top Off The Pops celebrates the sexiest tracks from some of the world’s most iconic music artists. For the first time, the show will feature an incredible live band and sensational singers alongside all the flesh audiences have come to expect with over 100 performers from the West End and beyond. All monies raised will go to The Make A Difference Trust to fund HIV and AIDS projects that raise awareness, educate and provide care and support in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.

West End Bares will take place on Sunday 28 October at 7pm and 9.30pm at Shaftesbury Theatre. Tickets are £25-£80 and on sale now. Visit MAD Trust or call the Shaftesbury Theatre booking line 020 7379 5399 to book.


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