Olly Murs cancels Take That support gig at the last minute and unknown singer takes his place

Olly Murs had to cancel a gig with Take That on Friday credit:Bang Showbiz
Olly Murs had to cancel a gig with Take That on Friday credit:Bang Showbiz

Olly Murs had to cancel an appearance as Take That's support act on Friday (03.05.24) night.

The 39-year-old singer has been joining the 1990s pop band on their 'This Life on Tour' show and following a string of shows at London's O2 Arena, was due to open the gig in Glasgow, Scotland at the start of the weekend but couldn't make it because of flight delays.

He wrote on Instagram: "So sorry to everyone at the @takethat show tonight in Glasgow, unfortunately I won't be there, I have been at London Heathrow from 11am this morning for my flight but after several delays (check my Instagram) and then a cabin crew incident our @British_Airways flight got cancelled!'.

'Don't think I've ever missed a gig before, am so annoyed! But am now in a car heading up for our 6hr journey for the Saturday and Sundays show right now.'"

Unknown singer Daniel Rooney took the place of the former 'X Factor' star after being spotted by Ross King singing at a nearby hotel, and the musician was rushed over to the 12,000-seater venue in time to take to the stage.

Following his performance, he said: "It's hard to take it in, it's really surreal'.

'I'm just having a chance now to look at my phone and talk to my Mrs and parents and stuff. It was fast - 20 minutes before going on I met Gary and the guys and we talked about what songs to do'.

'It was great, I got some good singalongs with the crowd etc and it felt like they were really behind me."

Earlier in the week, Take That - which currently comprises Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald but previously also included Robbie Williams and Jason Orange - completed a six-night residency at London's O2 Arena and were presented with an award for a record-breaking 39 performances at the venue.