Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Concert: ITV Moves 'Britain's Got Talent' Finale

"ITV and 'Britain's Got Talent' have no desire to distract from this important cause," says a statement about the change from Sunday to Saturday.

Ariana Grande's charity concert in Manchester on Sunday (June 4) has led U.K. TV giant ITV to move the season finale of its hit competition show Britain's Got Talent from that night to Saturday. 

The season 11 finale of the show, created by Simon Cowell and featuring a panel of judges that includes Cowell and Amanda Holden, will now air at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, while the British Soap Awards is being moved from Saturday night to Tuesday at 8 p.m., ITV said.

The Grande concert will in the U.K. air live on Sunday on BBC TV, BBC radio and Capital Radio Networks.

"Ariana Grande's 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert is bringing artists and the public together and will raise funds for the Red Cross' Manchester Emergency Fund," ITV said in a statement. "ITV and Britain's Got Talent have no desire to distract from this important cause."

Grande will be joined by such big names as  Justin BieberColdplayKaty PerryMiley CyrusPharrellUsherTake ThatNiall Horan and others at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground two weeks after a bomber killed 22 people after a Grande concert in the city.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.


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