Olly Murs issues apology to Take That fans after missing gig due to airport drama

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Singer Olly Murs was left apologising to Take That fans on Friday night after an EIGHT hour airport drama meant he missed his slot supporting the manband on their ongoing tour. Olly was due to play the first of three nights with Take That at Glasgow's OVO Hydro on Friday night.

He had been posting about his airport dramas throughout the day on his Instagram stories. He made it onto one plane after a two hour delay - only for everyone to be taken off board again at London's Heathrow Airport.

He was then seen waiting in the airport lounge for the next flight, only for it to be cancelled after what he said was a medical emergency involving cabin crew.

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He wrote on his official X account last night: "So sorry to everyone at the Take That 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!"

Olly was due to perform in Glasgow on Friday night -Credit:Getty Images
Olly was due to perform in Glasgow on Friday night -Credit:Getty Images

He added: "I 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."

Olly's no show left some fans fuming, who responded to his post expressing their displeasure. Although others sought to defend the star.

James Moore wrote: "So you gonna re imburse everyone who came to see you tonight then?? Absolute joke! Should have planned it better!!!!"

Gordon McN said: "Why when you played last night with the boys then why not travel with them hope a refund is in order only agreed to £106 price due to seeing you and take that."

But Joeythewoey said: "It’s not your fault at all Olly, we all know you hate letting your fans down. Have safe travels up to Glasgow!"

Debs Clarke added: "Aww gutted for you and the fans tonight, these things happen though unfortunately. Safe travels"

As for who replaced him on stage on Friday night? Fans at the gig reported that a young musician called Daniel who had been "playing at a hotel across the road" was drafted in to take his place at the very last minute.

And it sounds like he absolutely nailed it.

Paul Burgoyne posted a video of the musician belting out Erasure's A Little Respect. He wrote on X: "Olly Murs should have been supporting but got stuck in London (my girls were gutted). They’ve drafted in a young guy from Cambuslang, who was playing at the hotel across the road 30 mins ago. Guy’s storming it . Fair play, he must have been a bag of nerves!"

Olly later shared video in the car that was taking him to Glasgow for his epic road journey to Scotland instead. Olly had been performing on stage with Take That at their London gigs earlier in the week.

After Glasgow, Olly is due to head to Manchester to support the manban on their eagerly anticipated gigs that will now take place at the AO Arena after a last minute switch from the crisis-hit Co-op Live.

And fans will be sure to hope Olly doesn't suffer any further transport problems getting to Manchester in time on the shows which start on Tuesday May 7 and run through to Sunday, May 12.