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Blackpool urges Gary Barlow to get in touch after offer

Gary Barlow offered to step in after The Script were forced to pull out of the concert. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Blackpool tourist board has urged Gary Barlow to get in touch "ASAP" after the singer offered to step in and play tomorrow's Blackpool Illuminations concert.

The Script Credit: Matt Crossick/PA/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

The Script had been due to play the gig, but the Irish band were forced to pull out due to "a sudden serious family illness".

Coming to the rescue, Barlow wrote on Twitter:

Soon after The X Factor judge made the offer, Jonathan Ross - who is hosting the event - said:

Visit Blackpool then asked:

Barlow, who is flying back to the UK from New York according to his Twitter account, has yet to respond.