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Alan Titchmarsh jokingly brushes off being replaced by Tom Cruise as the face of ITV's Jubilee gala

Alan Titchmarsh jokingly brushes off being replaced by Tom Cruise as the face of ITV's Jubilee gala
The unlikely duo of Tom Cruise, 59, and Alan Titchmarsh, 73, have top billing for the first major TV event of the Platinum Jubilee celebrating the Queen's 70 years on the Throne.

When the organisers of tonight’s ITV Jubilee gala landed Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise, there was just one problem: Who would tell Alan Titchmarsh?When organisers broke the news, he replied: ‘Well, has anyone checked with Tom Cruise if he’s ok to be overshadowed by ME?’ Alan Titchmarsh, pictured, joked 'Well, has anyone checked with Tom Cruise if he’s ok to be overshadowed by ME?' Tom Cruise, pictured here at the Mexico City Premiere of 'Top Gun: Maverick', has top-billing for the Queen's Jubilee gala The unlikely duo of Cruise, 59, and Titchmarsh, 73, have top billing for the first major TV event of the Platinum Jubilee celebrating the Queen’s 70 years on the Throne – a live broadcast from the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

I just want to get out there and do a good job and I’m sure Tom Cruise feels the same.A source close to tonight’s programme said: ‘We were lucky that Tom Cruise happened to be in town and he was keen to get involved.

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