The 2017 British Soap Awards were due to air live on television at 20:00 on Saturday 3 June however due to the terrorist attack at the Manchester Evening News Arena during an Ariana Grande concert earlier this month, the live awards ceremony will go ahead as planned but it will be pre-recorded for television to make way for a One Love Manchester tribute show.
Ariana Grande will indeed be returning to Manchester to perform in a show where proceeds will be donated to We Love Manchester Emergency Fund which was set up by Manchester City Council to benefit those affected in the horrific terrorist attack.
Ariana Grande will be joined by other performers such as; Miley Cyrus, Take That, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Usher, Niall Horan on the big day. It is rumored they won't be the only acts to do a set on the night.
The event will eminate from the Lancashire County Cricket Club at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.
According to Elliot Gonzalez the concert will be shown on BBC One / BBC One HD and RTÉ One and the Britain's Got Talent finals will be on ITV, STV, UTV, TV3 Ireland in place of the 2017 British Soap Awards.
Tickets will go on sale for the One Love Manchester benefit show this Thursday morning at 10:00 on TicketMaster - click here.
As the British Soap Awards is still going ahead as planned, if you have tickets for the British Soap Awards, event staff at The Lowry will still honour your tickets.
Original press release regarding The British Soap Awards:
For the first time in its 18-year history, the annual award show is presented live, as Phillip Schofield welcomes the stars Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks to gather at the Lowry in Salford in celebration of the year's best soapland plotlines.
Making use of the results of a public vote, along with the verdict of a panel of expert judges, the winners of the Best Actor and Actress, Villain of the Year, Best Newcomer, Scene of the Year and more are revealed.
Last year, Emmerdale claimed the coveted Best Soap award, while EastEnders' Lacey Turner nabbed the Best Actress award for the 10th time.