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Media News posted: 14/12/20

There also are several TV/radio appearances to look forward to:

08/12 - The Royal Variety Performance, ITV 1, 8pm
09/12 - This Morning, ITV 1, 10am
18/12 - The Graham Norton Show, BBC1, 10:45pm
20/12 - Sunday Brunch, Channel 4, 9:30am - NEW
24/12 - Carols at Christmas, ITV1, 11:15pm
25/12 - Lorraine, ITV1, 9am
25/12 - Michael Ball at Christmas, BBC Radio Wales, 3:05pm - NEW

News Roundup - UPDATED posted: 11/12/20

The Les Miserables Staged Concert run has been extended until 28 February 21, but keep in mind that Michael and Alie will only be appearing for another week until 7 February 2021.

You can join the queue to book here.

There also are several TV appearances to look forward to:

08/12 - The Royal Variety Performance, ITV 1, 8pm
09/12 - This Morning, ITV 1, 10am - NEW
18/12 - The Graham Norton Show, BBC1, 10:45pm
24/12 - Carols at Christmas, ITV1, 11:15pm NEW (air time)
25/12 - Lorraine, ITV1, 9am - NEW

Ball and Boe have also released a medley from their Christmas album:

Together at Christmas UK number 1 posted: 27/11/20

Michael and Alfie did it again! Their fourth album is a UK number one chart success!

Their concert DVD is also topping the DVD charts just as the Les Mis in Concert album.

So well deserved! A proud day to be a fan.

You can read more and watch a little message here.

Michael and Alfie are popping up all over the media landscape. Best check out our Facebook group where Mark kindly keeps us all posted. :-)

Facing the music - Chichester Live Stream posted: 18/11/20

Just a reminder. Michael was supposed to be giving an interview in front of a live audience next Wednesday. Due to the Corona restrictions and closures Chichester Festival Theatre decided to make a livestream of it. So everyone worldwide will be able to watch the interview from their homes on 25 November 2020 from 2.30pm.

You can order the streaming ticket here.

Michael Duet on Marisha Wallace's album Tomorrow posted: 08/11/20

Among the dozens of news recently this one was a bit overseen by us. Michael joined Marisha Wallace (Motormouth Maybelle in the upcoming Hairspray production) to duet on "The Show Must Go On". The album will be released on 27 November 2020

You can order it here.

Michael Ball Children in Need VIP Party posted: 02/11/20

Sadly there can't be the usual Children in Need Luncheon due to Corona, but Michael and Radio 2 came up with an alternative idea. Some lucky winners can be part of a small Zoom Party with Michael and other guests.

You can find more information about how to enter here.

Ball & Boe Concert DVD posted: 22/10/20

The news we haave all been waiting for: After reaching #2 in the cinema charts you can now own the last night of this year's Ball & Boe tour at the London O2 on DVD!

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together - Live in Concert will be released on 16 November 2020.

You can order your signed copy here here.

Ball & Boe Together at Christmas posted: 19/10/20

Michael and Alfie have been back in the studio and recorded a Christmas album to be released on 20 November 2020.

If you pre-order by 3pm on 26 October, you will be eligible for early access for concert tickets. Yes, they are going on a UK / Ireland tour as well in November / December 2021.

Pre-order your album (and maybe Christmas bauble and wrapping paper) here here.

Les Miz rocks at Christmas posted: 11/10/20

And another big news item has come up as the results of Michael and the cast of Les Mis performing at Britain's Got Talent finale. Michael alongside Cameron Mackintosh announced, that there is only one way they could get this show back on stage and that was the All-Star concert version we were treated to in 2019. And they will do exactly that.

For a limited season of six weeks commencing on 5 December they will perform the concert version at the Sondheim Theatre. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 14 October 2020 Saturday 10 October 2020.

Read more about it here.

Les Mis Cast Recording of the All-Star Concert posted: 09/10/20

Some more great news. Not only will we get a cast recording of the Staged All-Star Concert from last year, no, we already have it. The recording was just published and can be ordered via several sources. Saturday 10 October 2020. Be sure not to miss it and tune in at 7:30pm on ITV1.

Read more about it here.

Britain's Got Talent posted: 09/10/20

Michael will be back on the Britain's got Talent stage for the big final show on Saturday 10 October 2020. Be sure not to miss it and tune in at 7:30pm on ITV1.

We will see performances from the shows Les Misérables, Mary Poppins and Phantom of the Opera. Michael will be joined by members of the brilliant all-star cast we were able to enjoy last year. With him, gracing our TV screens will be: Carrie Hope Fletcher, Matt Lucas, John Owen Jones and Shan Ako.

The One Show posted: 28/09/20

Michael will once again be co-hosting The One Show from Monday though to Thursday from 12 October till 15 October.

He will also be back from 9 November till 12 November.

So tune in at BBC One, 7:00pm.

Chichester: Facing The Music posted: 24/09/20

Michael will come to the Chchester Festival Theatre to be interviewed by Ed Seckerson for a short Interviews-series the Theatre will be hosting in November. The Interview will take place on 25 November 2020 at 2:30pm.

Tickets will be available to the General Public from 2 October 2020 at 9am from the official website.

Britain's Got Talent posted: 08/09/20

Michael and the cast of Hairspray will perform You Can't Stop the Beat on the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals on Saturday 26th September from 8pm on ITV1. The performance was pre-recorded.

The One Show and Back Together screening posted: 12/08/20

Michael will be co-hosting The One Show from Monday though to Thursday from 24 August till 27 August. So tune in at BBC One, 7:00pm.

Read more about it here.

The cinema screening of Back Together has been pushed back to 17 October to give more cinemas the chance so show it.

Theatre Super Auction posted: 23/07/20

Michael kindly donated two items to the good cause:

Hairspray tickets with Meet & Greet and Edna's shoes & necklace

Happy bidding everyone!

The One Show posted: 14/07/20

Michael will be co-hosting The One Show from Monday though to Thursday from 27 July. So tune in at BBC One, 7:00pm.

Read more about it here.

Hairspray MB Holiday Dates posted: 02/07/20

Michael will not be appearing in Hairspray on the following dates:

May: 4th and 11th (Tuesday, 7:30pm)

June: 22nd and 29th (Tuesday, 7:30pm)

July: 6th (Tuesday, 7:30pm)

August: 3rd, 17th and 24th (Tuesday, 7:30pm)

Hairspray Postponed posted: 26/06/20

Trust Baz Bamigboye to have to scoop. Here's his tweet regarding the new Hairspray dates:

The One Show posted: 11/06/20

Michael will be co-hosting The One Show from next Monday to next Thursday. So tune in at BBC One, 7:00pm.

Read more about it here.

The One Show posted: 11/05/20

Michael will be co-hosting The One Show for the whole week. So tune in at BBC One, 7:00pm.

Read more about it here.

BBC News Special posted: 05/05/20

Michael will be hosting a BBC News Special called Captain Tom: We Salute You tomorrow on BBC One at 7:30pm

Read more about it here.

Noel's Podcast posted: 27/04/20

The wonderful Noel Fitzpatrick released a series of podcasts on animal lovers called Animal People with Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick and, of course, his good friend Michael could not be left out.

So lean back and enjoy this very candid 40 minute interview on much more than Michael's beloved Tibetan Terriers:

You can also visit the website to listen to the other five episodes.

No 1 in UK Single Charts posted: 24/04/20

They did it! The single You'll Never Walk Alone really did reach #1 in the UK Single Charts! Congratulations!

Read all about it here.

Les Mis Concert as Download posted: 19/04/20

It has been announced today that despite the release of the DVD/Blu-ray of the sensational The Staged Concert having been postponed, you can still download it to own digitally now (when in the UK). Profits will help artists and the NHS.

Read all about it here.

New Duet with Captain Tom posted: 18/04/20

Michael and Captain Tom Moore have teamed up and released their duet of You'll Never Walk Alone, which you can buy as a download and all profits will go to support the NHS.

You can download it here or on Amazon.

Read more about Captain Tom here

It's going really well already:

Les Mis DVD Release Postponed posted: 04/04/20

The release of the DVD/Blu-ray of the sensational The Staged Concert has been postponed to 2 November 2020. In positive news: it comes with the brochure and the Blu-ray is region free, so can be played all over the world.

You can order it here.

New Dates for Hairspray posted: 02/04/20

Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail has just tweeted this (and he is usually spot on):

Ball & Boe Video Chat posted: 31/03/20

Michael and Alfie had a lovely 15 minute video chat to brighten all our days and they also showed a teaser of the upcoming cinema release of their O2 concert. Enjoy!

One Show & more posted: 27/03/20

Michael will be appearing on The One Show tonight, so tune in on BBC One at 7pm.

He has also been active on social media and here a a few videos to cheer everyone up:

Cinema Screening Postponed & more posted: 18/03/20

It has been announced that in light of recent events Michael's and Alfie's O2 concert will now be shown at UK and Ireland cinemas on 12 and 13 September.

A few words by the main man and a petition to sign:

Honorary Membership Royal Academy of Music posted: 16/02/20

Fantastic news, as released on the website of the Royal Academy of Music:


At the musical theatre graduation ceremony on 9 July, stars of stage and screen Michael Ball and Matt Lucas will be awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon RAM). Michael Ball has enjoyed a long career as a singer and broadcaster, first appearing on the original cast recording of record-breaking musical sensation Les Miserables.

For the complete list of Honors and the whole press release click here.

TV News posted: 02/02/20

Michael and Alfie will chat about their upcoming tour on Good Morning Britain tomorrow (3 February) between 6am and 9am on ITV1.

On 14 February Michael will once more be co-hosting The One Show on BBC One at 7pm.

Ball and Boe in Cinemas posted: 25/01/20

Michael's and Alfie's O2 concert will be shown at UK and Ireland cinemas on 28 and 29 March. Find a cinema near you here.

Here's his tweet:

The One Show posted: 21/01/20

On Friday Michael will be co-hosting The One Show again. So tune in at 7pm on BBC One. Read about it here.

Les Mis on Radio 2 posted: 30/12/19

Probably the final news item in the old year (the other news items were moved into the archive):

You can listen to the amazing staged concert of Les Miserables on 5 January, 5pm on BBC Radio 2. Matt Lucas will host the braodcast. Read more about it here and on What's on Stage.

And if you missed Michael and Alfie on Lorraine, here's the video of the interview:

Lorraine Today posted: 24/12/19

Michael and Alfie will be guests on Lorraine today on ITV from 8:30am (pre-recorded).

TV & DVD News posted: 17/12/19

Michael and Alfie will be guests on This Morning tomorrow on ITV between 10:30am and 12:30pm.

And we finally have a release date for the Les Miserables DVD: 6 April 2020.

It's not yet available for pre-order on Amazon, but the page is already there.

ITV Christmas Special posted: 05/12/19

ITV has now confirmed the transmission date for Michael and Alfie's Christmas special: Friday, 20 December 2019, 9:30 - 10:30pm.

From their press release:

Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas

They're back. After the massive success of their previous albums and sold out tours, the unstoppable force that is Michael Ball and Alfie Boe reunite for an unmissable festive night of music.

Showcasing both their unique blend of extraordinary talent and infectious humour, the iconic duo will perform exciting new material alongside some Christmas favourites, as well as singing with special guests Dame Shirley Bassey, Luke Evans and Gregory Porter.

One Show and more posted: 03/12/19

Michael and Alfie will The Greatest Show live one The One Show tomorrow at 7pm BBC One.

Also they were interviewed by Rod Sterwart for Decca's Top 20 Artists on BBC Radio 2. You can listen here. They are number 11 after 48 minutes.

Thanks to Mark for the heads-up.

News Roundup posted: 17/11/19

First of all: Michael and Alfie will be guests at BBC One's Breakfast show which airs from 6am.

And then there's more great news:

- Back Together entered the UK Album Charts at #2! Congratulations to all involved!

- Like with the previous two releases there will be an ITV Special - this time for Christmas.

The press release reads as follows:

ITV today announced that two of music's most accomplished singers, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, have joined forces once again for a one-off TV special, Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas, due to air on ITV this December.

Taking to the stage, the iconic duo will exhibit both their unique blend of extraordinary talent and infectious humour, as they perform exciting new material alongside some Christmas favourites. Joining Michael and Alfie in this ITV entertainment special will be an array of talented celebrity guests, who are sure to bring an extra sparkle to screens this festive season.

Michael says "It feels like Christmas has come early! Back together for our third TV special, this time celebrating the season of good will with some amazing guests and the best music. All with a sprinkling of tinsel and fairy dust. It's the recipe for a perfect pre-Christmas snuggle...and that's just me and Alfie!"

Alfie says "We're back together...again! We're lucky enough to be hosting another Ball & Boe ITV special, this time with a Christmas twist. It's going to be an evening not to be missed, so get your slippers on, warm up the mince pies and mulled wine and join us. And wait until you see our special guests!"

Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas is an ITV Studios production for ITV. Executive Producer is Sue Andrew, ITV Studios.

More info to follow!

Back Together Out Now posted: 08/11/19

The wait is finally over! Back Together is released today.

The dynamic duo will be guests on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio, so listen out for this (6:30 - 10am).

Here are the recent tweets surrounding the album release:

Les Mis Recording News posted: 02/11/19

Baz Bamigboye of Daily Mail fame confirmed no only the filming spotted at the Gielgud recently but also that there will be a DVD, CD and cinema release!

Click here to read the article

From the press release:

For one night only, Les Mis will be broadcast live in cinemas across the UK, Ireland and USA on Monday, 2nd December from the Gielgud Theatre in London. Tickets go on sale Monday from

There will also be a lottery to buy tickets to the actual show! You can enter online at from 11.45am GMT on Friday, 8 November.

The lottery begins at 12pm, and if you're lucky you'll be taken to the booking page where you'll be able to book up to 2 tickets.

Media News posted: 31/10/19

Michael will be a guest on Saturday Kitchen this Saturday, 2 November at 10am on BBC One.

Also he and Alfie will be on Loose Woman on Thurdsday, 21 November, 12:30pm, ITV.

They have recently been guests at Scala Radio and they live-streamed the show. You can still watch it on their Facebook page:

Click here to watch

Album release re-scheduled posted: 14/10/19

It was announced today that Back Together will be released a week later than anticipated, on 8 November 2019.

Back Together UK Tour posted: 11/10/19

The news is out: Michael and Alfie will be touring the UK in 2020.

Read all about it on the Live Nation page. And order your album from their official store to receive a pre-sale link for the tickets.

New Album - Back Together posted: 24/09/19

Today the worst kept secret in showbiz has been revealed:

You can get the latest work of the dynamic duo through Decca's shop (or HMV or Amazon).

Here's the track list:

1. The Greatest Show

2. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again

3. Sunrise, Sunset

4. Circle of Life

5. Come Fly With Me

6. Queen Medley

7. My Way

8. Something Inside So Strong

9. I Will Always Cross Your Mind

10. Let It Be Me

11. Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart

12. Army

13. Brothers in Arms

This Morning & more posted: 22/09/19

Michael and Alfie will appear on ITV's This Morning on Tuesday, so tune in at 10:30am.

Also make sure to sign up to his Facebook messenger bot to get the latest on more Ball & Boe here.

Les Miserables - Gala Night posted: 24/08/19

On 21 August Les Mis - the staged concert had its official opening night. It wasn't a press night (who needs reviews when the show sold out 95% of availble tickets on the first day of sale?) but a festive opening.

Before the big evening they released a collection of cast photos in their costumes and you can find them all here.

But we will, of course, include one in this article, too. ;-)

After the concert there were countless articles and a number of lovely cast interviews and here are a few of those:

And there were curtain call photos, too, at Getty Images.

And then, in the finale of the big night, Michael was asked whether he could still hit those high notes he sang as Marius 34 years what happened then:

In other but related news, the theatre has confirmed that Michael will not be appearing in Les Mis on 13 and 14 September due to the BBC Proms at the Park (no surprises there) and his understudy Earl Caprtenter will be on stage instead. He will, however, lure some of his co-stars to the illustrious event. Read here for more information.

We have seen the show a number of times already and can only say: get your ticket while you can! They are now selling standing tickets for the back of the stalls as day tickets. This show is a must see for any musical theatre fan.

What a night at the theatre!

Together Yet Again posted: 27/07/19

To quote this article:

According to the Daily Mail newspaper columnist Baz Bamigboye, the musical duo - also known as Ball and Boe - will be playing their biggest shows to date after their arena run in February in support of their upcoming third studio album, which is due out in November, and follows 'Together' and 'Together Again'. Ball said: "We'll do a little arena tour in February for the album."

So get saving everyone, the Daily Mail also mentions there will be a few dates in Japan. :-)

Lytham Concert live on air posted: 14/07/19

Tonight's Lytham Prom concert will be braodcast live via BBC Radio Lancashire from 7pm. So tune in here.

Thank you, Mark, for the headsup.

Happy Birthday! posted: 27/06/19

Happy birthday, Mr Ball!
Thank you for the memories (past and future).

The One Show tonight & All Dance Together video posted: 20/06/19

Michael will be co-hosting The One Show tonight. So tune in at 7pm, BBC One. Read more about the episode here.

During the tour we were intrigued by a small camera that was around for a couple of shows. Now we have the result, a wonderful memory:

Britain's Got Talent Final posted: 27/05/19

After having returned from what can only be called a perfect tour, reality has us back. But what lovely news to read on our way home:

Michael and Susan Boyle will perform their duet A Million Dreams during the Britain's Got Talent final on
Sunday, 2 June, ITV1 at 7:30pm.

Michael to return to Hairspray in 2020 posted: 03/05/19

Baz Bamigboye (Daily Mail) let the cat out of the bag:

Michael will return to the role of Edna Turnblad, which has won him is first Olivier Award. For a limited season at the London Coliseum from 23 April 2020.

Tickets on sale today (3 May 2019) at 10am from

Read all about it: here.

Proms in the Park and More posted: 19/04/19

Michael has now been offically announced as host of this year's BBC Proms in the Park, taking place on 14 September in Hyde Park, London.

The show will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 and please bear in mind that this also means, he will not be appearing in Les Miserables on 13 September (rehearsals) and there is no performance of Les Mis on 14 September.

Tickets go on sale on 11 May and will cost 45 Pounds. Thanks to Mark for the heads-up!

You will be able to get them here.

In tour related news, Michael will not only braodcast his Sunday radio show live from BBC York this week but he will also pop by Neil Foster to chat all things tour in his show at 3pm. Listen here.

Rehearsals for the tour seem to be goung great when we go by this little video:

Duet with Susan Boyle posted: 13/04/19

Michael has recorded the duet A Million Dreams with Susan Boyle for her upcoming album Ten.

The album will be released on 31 May 2019. You can listen to a snipet of it here and pre-order the album here.

Media News posted: 31/03/19

Fellow fan and media appearance expert Mark Witchell kindly listed Michael's upcoming radio and TV appearances:

Monday 1st April
David Fitzgerald - BBC Radio Devon, 10am-1pm

Saturday 13th April
Saturday Morning with James Martin - ITV1, 9.30am-11.40am

Sunday 14th April
Showstoppers with Lou Hannan - BBC Radio Solent, 5.00pm-7.00pm

Friday 19th April
Loose Women - ITV1, 12.30pm-1.30pm

Sunday 21st April
Neil Foster - BBC Radio York, 3.00pm-6.00pm

No 1 in the UK Album Charts posted: 29/03/19

Today was meant to be a historic day one way or another: Michael's latest solo album Coming Home to You officially head the UK album charts!


It's his first solo album to reach the top spot after 27 years (his very first album did, too). Naturally the two albums with Alfie have also reached number 1 in the charts.

This is extra special though, 4 self-written songs, 1 song written for him - his most personal album yet.

A few thank yous:

Midweek Charts Update posted: 25/03/19

Fabulous news about "Coming Home To You": It hit the coveted #1 spot in the midweek charts. What does this mean? It's not (yet) the end of the first week of it's release. Those charts will be determined on Friday, but they publish midweeks, which do, what it says on the tin. Within the midweeks Michael is at no 1 and with a good chance to keep that space until the end of the week. It always helps to give him a push. So, if you still need a good present, get this album another time and support him.

For more information read here.

BBC Breakfast News posted: 21/03/19

The One Show posted: 20/03/19

Michael will be interviewed on the One Show tonight at 7pm. Be sure to tune in to BBC One tonight.

He will be talking about the album, the tour and he will be performing "All Dance Together" for the first time in front of a live audience.

Should you happen to live in London or be around in the vicinity, Michael invites you to come to the BBC Broadcasting Center and watch him there.

For more information on The One Show click here.

Media News posted: 16/03/19

Several promo appearances have been announced:

Today, 16 March, he will be a guest on Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4, 6:15pm.

Michael will also be performing live in Ken Bruce's piano room: Tuesday, 26 March from 9:30am.

On 31 March, his interview with Radio Solent's Lou Hannon for her Showstoppers programme at 6pm.

For one appearance you can actually buy tickets:

On Monday, 18 March, Michael will be appearing on the BUILD series. You can get tickets here.

The show will be live streamed here.

Also remember, his recorded appearance on ITV's Loose Women will air on Good Friday, 19 April at 12:30noon.

Hampton Court Festival posted: 12/03/19

It was announced today that Michael and Alfie will headline the Hampton Court Festival this summer.

They will close the festival on 22 June. Enjoy the dynamic duo and festive fireworks.

Tickets will go on general sale on Thursday, 14 March and can be bought here.

Media and Signing News posted: 05/03/19

Michael is all over the media these days, several radio and TV interviews were aired today or will in the next couple of days, too many to keep track!

You can listen again to Eleri Sion as just one example, but it's worth to keep your eyes and ears peeled for more appearances.

On Saturday, 9 March Michael is a judge for the Scruffts at the Crufts in Birmingham. This will be broadcast on Channel 4 at 7pm.

It was also announced that he will be signing his new album at selected WHSmith stores:

On Friday, 22 March he will be at Manchester Trafford Centre from 1-2pm.

Get your ticket (price includes album) here.

On Monday, 25 March you can see him at Westfield London Shopping Centre from 6-9pm.

Get your ticket (price includes album) here.

Media News posted: 02/03/19

Several promo appearances have been announced:

On Monday, 4 March Michael will be a guest on Radio Wave 105 from 5pm and on ITV's Meridian News from 6pm.

On Tuesday, 5 March he will appear on ITV's Central News from 6pm.

He will also be a guest on ITV's Loose Women on Good Friday (19 April) at 12:30noon.

Album & Radio News posted: 09/02/19

On Monday, 11 February Michael will be a guest at BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon. Tune in from 2pm.

You can now download the new single Home To You from the new album. Choose your preferred service here.

Or you could order a signed copy of Coming Home to You here.

The One Show & Album & Les Mis News posted: 07/02/19

Tomorrow on 8 February Michael will once more co-host BBC One's The One Show. Tune in from 7pm.

And remember he will also be on Lorraine in the morning.

They have also released the cover art for the new album today, along with the track list:

Home To You
I Just Can't Help Believin'
Tennessee Dreams
All Dance Together
Sail On
Goin' Back
Miss You Nights
Lost Without You
To Love Somebody
Love is Like a Butterfly
I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
Blood Read Moon
Bright Eyes
When the Loving Was Easy

And finally, in Les Mis news:

Michael will NOT be appearing in performances on 13 September and 14 September (he'll be busy with Proms in the Park).

Also John Owen-Jones will be performing the role of Jean Valjean on Mondays, Wednesday matinees and Thursday evenings.

You can book here.

TV News & Les Miserables posted: 06/02/19

Tomorrow on 7 February Michael will be a guest on ITV's Lorraine. Tune in from 8:30am.

Furthermore, Cameron Mackintosh made the following exciting announcement today:

For 16 weeks only Michael Ball (Javert), Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Carrie Hope Fletcher (Fantine) and Matt Lucas (Thenardier) will lead a large cast and orchestra of over sixty-five in the concert version of Les Miserables. Katy Secombe also joins to play Madame Thenardier and for three performances a week, the role of Jean Valjean will be played by John Owen-Jones. Further casting will be announced shortly.

This spectacular staging of the legendary concert, previously seen in London at the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena, will run from 10 August - 30 November 2019 at the intimate Gielgud Theatre next door to the current home of Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre.

Public booking opens at 12noon (GMT) on Thursday 7 February 2019.

No booking link has been provided yet, but the Les Mis Facebook account informed people they expect tickets to go on sale via Delfont Mackintosh.

First Radio Play & Promo posted: 04/02/19

Tune into Radio 2 tomorrow!

The promotion for the new album has well and truly started.

TV News posted: 01/01/19

The first news entry in the new year:

On 11 January 2019 Michael will be hosting The One Show again (BBC One, 7pm).

Radio News posted: 20/11/18

On 25 December 2018 Michael will once again be hosting a show for Radio Wales. Tune in to Michael Ball and Festive Friends at 12 noon on BBC Radio Wales: Read more about it here.

Also An Evening With Michael Ball and Don Black will be aired on 30 December 2018 at 7pm. Read more about it here.

Second Birmingham Concert posted: 14/12/18

Due to popular demand, a second tour concert at the Birmingham Symphony Hall has been added to the schedule.

Tickets are on sale now for Tuesday, 14 May 2019: book here.

TV News posted: 14/12/18

Today, Friday, 14 December 2018, Michael will be on BBC Two's Stirtcly - It Takes Two. So tune in at 6pm.

Second Palladium Concert posted: 12/12/18

Due to popular demand, a second tour concert at the London Palladium has been added to the schedule.

Tickets are on sale now for Wednesday, 1 May 2019: book here.

TV News posted: 03/12/18

Tomorrow, on Tuesday, 4 December 2018, Michael will appear on ITV's This Morning. So tune in at 10:30am.

UK Tour and Album 2019 posted: 30/11/18

The news we were all waiting for! Michael's new album will be called Coming Home to You and is released on 22 March 2019. Let's all make sure it's a massive success by pre-ordering here.

But that's not all: he will also tour the UK with the new album in April and May 2019!

Tickets go on general sale on Friday, 7 December 2018 and you can get an overview here.

We hope to see many of you on the road.

Here are the all important dates:

Saturday 20 April - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sunday 21 April - York Barbican
Tuesday 23 April - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Wednesday 24 April - Hull Bonus Arena
Thursday 25 April - Gateshead Sage
Saturday 27 April - Bristol Hippodrome
Sunday 28 April - Liverpool Empire Theatre
Tuesday 30 April - London Palladium
Friday 3 May - Sheffield City Hall
Saturday 4 May - Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Monday 6 May - Ipswich Regent Theatre
Wednesday 8 May - Brighton Centre
Friday 10 May - Southampton Guildhall
Saturday 11 May - Oxford New Theatre
Sunday 12 May - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wednesday 15 May - Bournemouth BIC Windsor Hall
Friday 17 May - Portsmouth Guildhall
Saturday 18 May - Plymouth Pavilions
Sunday 19 May - Cardiff St David's Hall
Tuesday 21 May - Blackpool Opera House
Wednesday 22 May - Leicester De Montfort Hall

Radio and Concert News posted: 24/11/18

On Wednesday, 26 December 2018, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast their comedy drama Lena Marsh, Live And Shticking! with Michael playing (reading) himself. Well worth to listen out for at 2:15pm. Read all about it here.

It has also just been announced that on 14 July 2019 (Sunday) Michael and Sheridan Smith will close the Lytham Proms with their "Hollywood Proms" finale. Tickets are on sale on Friday 30 November and you can book and read all about it this page.

The One Show posted: 14/11/18

Just when Kerstin and I get ready to leave for London (and the Michael Ball Show live from the Savoy), it was announced that he will once more be co-hosting The One Show.

So tune in tomorrow, 14 November 2018 at 7pm, BBC One.

The One Show posted: 02/11/18

Today, 2 November 2018 Michael will once again be co-hosting BBC's The One Show. Tune in at 7pm, BBC One.

The One Show & New Puppy posted: 07/10/18

On Friday, 12 October 2018 Michael will once more be co-hosting BBC's The One Show. Tune in at 7pm, BBC One.

And happy news after the tragic loss of Michael's beloved dog Ollie: the family has a new addition - the Tibetan Terrier puppy Danny will from now on turn their (and dog Dylan's) world upside down. And he is adorable:

MB presents: An Evening with Don Black posted: 27/09/18

On Tuesday, 23 October 2018, BBC Radio 2 marks the 80th birthday of Don Black with a special show at the BBC Radio Theatre. Michael Ball Presents: An Evening With Don Black sees Don take to the stage in conversation with Michael, sharing his thoughts on his life and career.

Tickets will be allocated at random and you can apply at the end of this page.

Michael live at the Savoy posted: 23/09/18

On Sunday, 18 November 2018, Michael's BBC Radio 2 show will be broadcast live from the Savoy Hotel in London.He'll also be hosting the Children in Need Lunch afterwards from 2pm.

He will be joined by many star guests and you can buy tickets for this event in aid of Children in Need here.

Read more about this special day here.

ENO gala concert posted: 15/09/18

Michael will be one of the performers in a gala concert celebrating the ENO's anniversary.

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, 10 October.

Book your tickets here.

Proms in the Park coverage posted: 07/09/18

Mark Witchell kindly gathered all the information on the Proms coverage. A huge thank you for that!

Saturday (8 September)

Proms in the Park, Live on BBC Radio 2, 5pm-10:30pm

Live on BBC Red Button (Sky Channel 980), 7:15pm-1:15am

Sunday (9 September)

The Michael Ball Show, BBC Radio 2, 11am-1:30pm

Michael introduces Lenny Kravitz to the Stage, BBC Radio 2, 1:30pm-2:20pm

Live on BBC Red Button (Sky Channel 980)

Sunday (16 September)

BBC Proms in the Park - TV highlights, BBC Four, 7pm

Co-Hosting The One Show posted: 02/08/18

Michael will co-host BBC One'sThe One Show together with Alex Jones this Friday (3 August). Tune in at 7pm.

You can read all about it here.

Co-Hosting This Morning posted: 25/07/18

Michael will co-host ITV'sThis Morning together with Sarah Cox this Friday (27 July). Tune in at 10:30am.

You can read all about it here.

PPL Classical Award winners posted: 26/06/18

It has been announced today that Michael and Alfie have also won the PPL Classical Award at the O2 Sliver Clef Awards!

Many congratulations yet again!

The ceremony will be held on Friday, 6 July at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. You can read all about it here.

Classic BRIT Awards winners posted: 14/06/18

They did it! Ball and Boe have just won two Classic BRIT Awards: Group of the Year (Michael:"We're a boyband, it's offical!") and Album of the Year!

Congratulations to the dynamic duo! What a well deserved honour.

You can watch the ceremony on ITV1 (Sunday, 17 June, 10:30pm) and (hopefully) see Michael snogging Alfie, as promised on Twitter.

Good Morning Britain posted: 11/06/18

Tomorrow, 12 June, Michael will be a guest on ITV's Good Morning Britain, so tune in at about 8:20am (the show starts at 6am).

Classic BRIT Awards posted: 08/06/18

Due to a technical glitch we have lost our news items from end of March through April. The most important of thise surely was the double nomination for Ball & Boe for the Classic BRIT Awards.

So here is all you need to know again:

On 2 May Ball and Boe were nominated for two Classic BRIT Awards (Group of the Year and Album of the Year for Together Again). They will also perform at the ceremony on 13 June at the Royal Albert Hall.

You can still get tickets for the ceremony here. BB will be singing the West Side Story Medley.

You, the public, can vote for the album of the year until midnight tonight (8 June) - and Michael promised to snog Alfie on stage at the RAH if it happens, so get voting everyone! Here is the link.

And last but not least, ITV1 will broadcast the event on Sunday 17 June between 10.30pm and 12.15am.

BBC Proms in the Park posted: 08/06/18

We also seem to have lost all the information regarding the Proms in the Park.

So here is all you need to know again:

On 8 September Michael will once again host the BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park, London (5pm). You can still book tickets for the eventhere.

There will be live coverage on BBC Radio 2, as well as edited highlights on the BBC Red Button.

Summer Concerts with Il Divo posted: 25/05/18

It's been announced today that Michael will be joining Il Divo for six of their Castles and Summer Houses tour in the UK as a very special guest.

The dates to remember are:

5 July - Thetford, Euston Park

7 July - Reading, Englefield House

14 July - Warwickshire, Ragley Hall

15 July - Alnwick, Alnwick Castle

17 July - Chichester, Stansted Park

20 July - Grantham, Belvoir Castle

You can buy tickets here.

3.2 Million Listeners posted: 18/05/18

Congratulations! This makes Michael's show one of the most popular broadcasts of the station.

Radio News posted: 18/03/18

On Saturday, 14 April Michael will be interviewed on Graham Norton's BBC Radio 2 show between 10am and 1pm.

Media News posted: 12/03/18

More media appearances:

On Tuesday, 13 March Michael will be interviewed on Steve Wright in the Afternoon between 2 and 5pm on BBC Radio 2.

And on Monday, 26 March Michael will be one of the guests on ITV's Loose Women between 12:30 and 1:30pm.

TV News posted: 27/02/18

Some TV appearances to keep an eye on:

On Saturday, 3 March Michael and Alfie will be guests on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway in their End of the Show Show. It will be aired at 7:00pm on ITV.

On Friday, 9 March Michael will once more be the co-host of BBC One's The One Show (7pm).

And finally on Sunday, 11 March Michael and Alfie will appear with two songs onSir Bruce: A Celebration on BBC One. No air time known as yet.

Michael to star in ENO's Chess posted: 16/02/18

From the press release:

The first West End production of Chess since 1986 is to star Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Murray Head, Tim Howar and Cassidy Janson. This epic musical love story will open at the London Coliseum on Thursday 26 April 2018 for a strictly limited 5 week season.

Read all about it here and here.

And - more importantly - book your tickets here.

There is also the official Twitter account.

See you all there!

TV News posted: 04/02/18

More TV appearances for your calendars:

On Friday, 9 February Michael and Alfie will appear on telly in Japan to promote their album and concerts. It will be on NHK between 8:15am and 9:55am local time, 11.15pm-12.55am UK time (on Thursday 8th February).

And on Tuesday, 27 February Michael's appearance on Sky Arts 'Portrait Artist of the Year' will air between 8pm-9pm.

Many thanks to Mark Witchell for keeping us up to date!

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