ITV move BGT final to avoid Manchester tribute concert clash

The One Love Manchester concert, which will feature performances from Grande, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Take That, One Direction's Niall Horan, Usher, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell, is set to be broadcast live on BBC TV and radio on Sunday evening with all proceeds going to the We Love Manchester emergency fund.

ITV have this morning announced that the Britain's Got Talent Grand Final - originally scheduled for this Sunday night - will now take place on Saturday.

The final will now take place on Saturday 3rd June at 8pm.

As a result, the British Soap Awards - which had been due to air live on Saturday - will now be pre-recorded to air on Tuesday (6th June) at 8.00pm.

The talent show was supposed to air on Sunday (04.06.17) night but bosses at ITV have made some last-minute changes to the television schedule as a result of Ariana Grande's charity concert, which aims to raise cash for the victims of the horrific terror attack in Manchester last week, at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground this weekend.

The singer is offering fans who were at her Manchester show on the day of the attack free tickets to the benefit concert.

The fund's total now stands at £6m with Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson praising Grande's "gesture of solidarity".

Tickets for the concert will go on sale on Thursday at 10am.

"This event is an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate things that unite us - music, humanity and the will to do something to help others". We won't let this divide us.

On May 22, 22 people were killed and and over 100 were left injured after a suicide bomber detonated a nail bomb in the foyer of the Manchester Arena, just minutes after Ariana's concert had finished.

It will be broadcast live on BBC TV and radio.

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