Barlow 'to save Blackpool gig'

Singer and X Factor judge Gary Barlow has said he should "know by midday" if he can step in and play tomorrow's Blackpool Illuminations concert after The Script had to pull out due to "a sudden serious family illness".

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Gary Barlow 'should know Blackpool answer by midday'

Gary Barlow has said that he should be able to announce at midday whether he will be able to play a last-minute slot at Blackpool Illuminations concert tomorrow.

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Should know by midday if we can hit Blackpool tomorrow night ! Rounding up my live band, technicians, production

The singer and X-Factor judge made the offer to play when he heard that The Script had pulled out due to a family illness.

Read: Blackpool urges Gary Barlow to get in touch after offer

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Gary Barlow offers to help light up Blackpool

Gary Barlow has offered to be Blackpool's knight in shining armour after The Script were forced to pull out of this year's Illuminations concert.

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

The Irish band said it was "with deepest regret" that they had to cancel the gig on the 30 August and another at the Leeds Academy the day before "due to a sudden serious family illness".

The X Factor judge wrote on Twitter, "I hear Blackpool are looking for someone to switch the lights on this year? If they'd write a cheque to Children in Need I'd do it?"