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Oliviers 2017: Which TV channel will the ceremony be broadcast on?

Comedian Jason Manford will host the Olivier Awards this year
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ITV will broadcast this year’s Olivier Awards in a primetime slot for the first time.

The ceremony will be shown on ITV1 on April 11 from 8pm to 10pm, two days after the event.

Magic Radio will provide live radio coverage on Sunday April 9 from 5.30pm, with a live video broadcast from the red carpet on Facebook from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

As previously announced, comedian Jason Manford will host the event, which will take place in the Royal Albert Hall in London for the first time.

Society of London Theatre chief executive Julian Bird, who is executive producer of the awards, said: “We’re delighted that this year’s ceremony will be broadcast in primetime on ITV in the United Kingdom and across the world via Facebook.

Last year ITV1 only broadcast edited highlights of the event on the day. The programme attracted 734,000 viewers, up 5% on the audience in 2015. The full ceremony was shown on ITV3 in a late-night slot the following day.

This year’s ceremony will feature performances by Gary Barlow, Amber Riley, Tim Minchin and Audra McDonald.

Guest presenters are yet to be announced.

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