Noel Gallagher is being urged to sing Don’t Look Back in Anger in an emotional climax at the One Love Manchester benefit concert.
And ITV moved the final of Britain’s Got Talent to Saturday to avoid a clash with Sunday’s concert, which will be screened on the BBC.
Organisers of Ariana Grande’s One Love benefit want Noel, one of Manchester’s most famous sons, to join Coldplay frontman Chris Martin in a duet for the final song.
The friends have performed together before, at the 2012 Brit Awards. A source said: “It would be a fitting highlight to celebrate the resilience and unity of this great city.”