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Olly Murs pulls out of GB Heroes Parade performance

Singer Olly Murs has pulled out of performing as part of the GB Heroes Parade in Manchester.

Olly Murs Credit: Press Association

X-Factor favourite and heartthrob was supposed to headline a huge show in Albert Square after Manchester's Olympic celebration parade.

A statement from Manchester City Council said:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Olly Murs will not be performing as part of the GB Heroes Parade in Manchester this afternoon.

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Tram receives golden makeover for Olympic parade

A tram has been given a special golden-wrapped as part of a day of Olympic and Paralympic celebrations in Manchester.

The tram itself, which is number 91 in the fleet of 120 vehicles, was specially chosen in recognition of the total number of gold medals won by both Team GB and ParalympicsGB over the summer.

The teams both finished second in their respective medals table, obtaining a staggering 214 medals between them.


Olympic Parade in Manchester

Thousands thronged the streets of London for the parade in 2012 Credit: PA

Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Manchester for the homecoming parade for Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

They were amongst the most successful games ever with Team GB winning 67 medals , 27 of which were gold and the Paralympic squad achieved 147 medals including 64 gold.

The Olympians will be honoured with a parade through the city centre followed by a special reception this evening in the Town Hall.

Team GB and ParalympicGB heroes' parade route

Setting off from outside the Museum of Science and Industry, the parade will enter the Liverpool Road junction of Deansgate at 4.30pm before completing a route through the city centre, ending in Albert Square.

The parade is expected to last around one hour taking in the length of Deansgate, Huntsbank, Todd Street, Corporation Street, Exchange Square, Cross Street and finally Albert Square.

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