Britain’s Got Talent won’t be aired this Sunday to avoid a clash with the star-studded Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester benefit concert at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
Bosses at ITV have moved the live BGT final to Saturday, June 3 at 7.30pm instead. The concert, which has been organised to raise money for the victims of the Manchester terror attack, will air on BBC One from 6pm.
BGT will be shown in place of the British Soap Awards which has now moved from Saturday night and will air on Tuesday at 8pm. Getty
An ITV spokesperson said:
Ariana Grande’s ‘One Love Manchester’ benefit concert is bringing artists and the public together, and will raise funds for the Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund.
ITV and Britain’s Got Talent have no desire to distract from this important cause, so we have taken the decision to move the Britain’s Got Talent Final from Sunday night.
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Ariana’s benefit concert will raise money for those affected by the terror attack which happened at the end of her Manchester concert on May 22.
Suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, detonated a bomb in the foyer of Manchester Arena just after Ariana finished her show.
22 people were killed and more than 100 people were injured.
The One Love Manchester gig will feature artists Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Black Eyed Peas and Niall Horan.
Those who were at the Ariana concert on the night of the attack have been invited to the show for free.
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