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It’s almost our favourite time of year once again as West End Bares is about to return for 2019 – and this year it’s looking even bigger and better than before!

The annual charity fundraiser will play at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre on Sunday 28 October, and will be hosted by comedian Tom Allen.

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.”

Related: West End Bares brings all the boys to the Novello with a record-breaking year

Bares is based on the original concept Broadway Bares by Broadway and West End director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. MAD Trust raises awareness and funds in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The theme for the show this year has also been confirmed: Top Off The Pops.

Gay Times presents a cheeky taster from West End Bares with exclusive backstage access with some of the Bares boys.

You can watch the video below:

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West End Bares 2017 was hosted by Graham Norton and featured over 100 stage performers as they took a trip down the Yellow Brick Road at London’s Novello Theatre – raising a record-breaking amount in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Graham was joined by guest presenters Adam Garcia, Oliver Savile, Mark Gatiss and husband Ian Hallard, Summer Strallen, Dianne Pilkington, Tom Allen and Celinde Schoenmaker.

West End Bares: Top Off The Pops is on Sunday 28 October at 7pm and 9:30pm at the Shaftesbury Theatre.  More information on West End Bares 2018 can be found here

Styling Craig Andrew James

Grooming Dan Delgado

Photographer Darren Skene

Lighting Kemp London

Models Nick Len, Aaron Jenkins, Ben Irish, Nick Collier, Timothy Benjamin