The Britain’s Got Talent finale has been rescheduled for Saturday night.
ITV made changes to their weekend schedule, and moved the finale of the show from Sunday to Saturday, to make way for Ariana’s benefit concert for the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
According to The Sun, The Britain’s Got Talent Final will now take place live on Saturday June 3rd at 7.30pm.
The British Soap Awards have also been moved from Saturday night, and will now air on Tuesday June 6th at 8pm.
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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.
“TV 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.”
Yesterday, it was confirmed that major artists including Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Take That, Niall Horan, Usher, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams and many more will join Ariana for the fundraiser.
The gig is being organised by Live Nation, and will be held at Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket ground.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday 1 June at 10am, and proceeds from the event will go to towards the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund set up by Manchester City Council and The Red Cross.
People who attended Ariana’s Manchester concert last Monday will also be able to attend the event for free.
In a statement released by event organisers today, Ariana said, “My heart, prayers and condolences are with the victims of the Manchester Attack and their loved ones. There is nothing I or anyone can do to take away the pain you are feeling or to make this better.
“However, I extend my hand and heart and everything I possibly can give to you and yours, should you want or need my help in any way. We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win.”
“Our response to this violence must be to come closer together, to help each other, to love more, to sing louder and to live more kindly and generously than we did before. Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So that is what it will continue to do for us.
“We will continue to honour the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy. They will be on my mind and in my heart everyday and I will think of them with everything I do for the rest of my life.”
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.