Inside Tom Cruises bizarre role for Queens Jubilee with Alan Titchmarsh

This evening, a roster of celebrities will take part in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration.

Taking place on Sunday 15th May, the event will be presented by Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham, alongside a series of other celebrity hosts taking us back through the 70-year history of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.

And one of those celebrities is Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, whose inclusion in the line-up has left many scratching their heads.

Poking fun at the unexpected inclusion, Alan Titchmarsh joked earlier this week: "Tom Cruise and I are not a natural pairing, but I'm all for breaking out the mould!" he said.

"I know Adjoa Andoh and some of the other presenters and I suspect we are all just grateful to have been asked to participate."

So why is Tom Cruise taking part in the celebrations? Let's take a look…

Why is Tom Cruise involved in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations?

It's been previously revealed that Tom "loves the royals," and it appears this is requited.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be attending the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick at Leicester Square on Thursday.

And according to The Sun, Kate and William already enjoyed a viewing of the movie two weeks ago, arranged by none other than Tom himself.

So it looks like Tom has a close connection to the family.

Tom Cruise was also amongst famous faces attending Princess Diana's funeral in 1997, as well as Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

Why is the Mission Impossible star presenting the Jubilee celebrations? Well, that remains a mystery.

Discussing Tom's involvement, Alan continued to add: "Well, it's raised a few eyebrows and given rise to a few comments, but it has also raised the profile of the event.

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"At least I was described as a 'Gardening A-lister', so that will do me, though as well as being a man of the earth, I have also been a television presenter and talk show host for more than thirty years now.

"I just want to get out there and do a good job, and I am sure Tom Cruise feels the same."

Alan has met the Queen and many other members of the Royal Family over the years, and says he's delighted to have been invited to be part of the proceedings.

"I'm delighted to be taking part in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant at Windsor, not least because I am a regular attender at the Royal Windsor Horse Show and have also been involved in presenting the pageant at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and Her Majesty's 90th Birthday Celebration.

"I'm honoured to have been asked back!"

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