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Ariana Grande ‘overwhelmed’ as she performs in Manchester again

Ariana Grande told the Manchester crowd she was 'overwhelmed'. Credit: Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester/PA

Ariana Grande said she was “completely overwhelmed” after performing in Manchester again two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert.

“I’m so happy to be with you, so thank you for having me,” Grande told the crowd at Manchester Pride on Sunday night.

“Sorry, I’m so nervous. I had so much more to say but I’m really very overwhelmed. So thank you.”

The 26-year-old was headlining the annual event.

She last appeared in the city in June 2017 at the One Love concert, which she organised to raise money for the emergency fund after the deadly attack at her show at Manchester Arena the previous month.

Grande posted a message on Twitter ahead of her Pride slot, saying: “On our way to manchester pride. love u so much. can’t wait to give u all our love.”

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Twenty-two people, including seven children, died when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a device as concert-goers began leaving Grande’s show at the city centre arena on May 22, 2017.

Some 260 people were seriously injured, including those with life-changing injuries.