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Barrowman forced to cancel concert
Singer, television presenter and actor John Barrowman has been forced to cancel his Blackpool concert because of the severe weather.
The 45-year-old Doctor Who and Torchwood star was forced to axe his show at the Tower Festival Headland venue on health and safety grounds because of a forecast of further bad weather.
Concert promoter Cuffe and Taylor said it had been advised by local organiser Marketing Blackpool that the weather made it "unsafe for our teams to install the sound and lighting equipment for this evening's concert".
John said: "I am deeply disappointed that Mother Nature has had the final say on my concert in Blackpool. I've been following the forecast very closely all week!
"Obviously, I really want to perform for my fans, however, the safety of fans and my technical team is of the utmost importance and I have to follow the advice of the organisers. I promise that I will be back to Blackpool very soon."
Cuffe and Taylor said it had arranged for all ticket holders to receive a full refund of the face value of their tickets.
A concert at the same venue on Sunday night, featuring The Wanted and McFly, is still due to go ahead.