ITV moves Britain's Got Talent final | To avoid clash with with Ariana Grande concert

ITV moves Britain's Got Talent final

To avoid clash with with Ariana Grande concert

The Britain's Got Talent final is switching from Sunday to Saturday to avoid clashing with Ariana Grande's concert for the victims of the suicide bomber who struck after her gig earlier this month.

Take That, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell are also among those playing at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground gig on Sunday.

And ITV says they don’t want to distract from the event, so have torn up their schedules.

The Britain's Got Talent Final has moved from Sunday night, and will now take place live on Saturday 3 June at 7.30pm.

The British Soap Awards, which as due to air on Saturday night, will now air on Tuesday June 6 at 8pm.

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.’

Comedy acts Jonny Awsum, Jess Robinson and Lords of Strut are among those hoping to make the final, and are competing in the live semis stripped across ITV this week.

Malawian stand-up Daliso Chaponda has already secured his place after Amanda Holden used her 'golden buzzer' during his audition.

Musical impressionist Robinson, 33, wowed the audience with a song mimicking the likes of Cheryl, Sharon Osbourne, Britney Spears and Julie Andrews.

Awsum, 39, roped in BGT hosts Ant & Dec to help him with his routine, which cheekily spoofs West End musicals.

Also through was eight-year-old comic Ned Woodham, who roasted the panel in his audition, likening Holden to a 'talking dog'.

Irish double act Lords of Strut – Cian Kinsella and Cormac Mohally – got through after fusing dance and comedy in their performance, set to A-ha's Take On Me.

Published: 31 May 2017

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