Jason Manford set to host the ITV Gala tonight

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A star-studded audience is set to attend the ITV Gala, hosted by comedian Jason Manford, tonight.

The London event fill feature some of the channel's best-loved names, among a host of renowned music and television stars, as they come together for a look ahead to programming plans for next year.

Last year's guests included singers Ellie Goulding and Olly Murs, as well as ITV stalwarts Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Caroline Flack and Susanna Reid.

Susanna dazzled at last year's show.
Susanna dazzled at last year's show (Ian West/PA)

Flack and Reid in particular stole the show on the red carpet with sparkling dresses, ringing in the beginning of the festive season.

The guests, which will also include ITV's key commercial customers and colleagues, will be treated to a night of entertainment at the London Palladium, celebrating another year of the channel's success.