Comedian John Bishop tells fans 'no chance' he is doing scheduled gig as it clashes with Euro 2024 final

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The comedian announced the change via a video on social media straight after England beat Netherlands to reach a second successive Euro final.

Liverpool comedian John Bishop has moved his Wolverhampton gig on Sunday (July 14) to an earlier time because ‘it’s coming home’.

Bishop said there’s ‘no chance’ he’ll be taking to the stage at the planned time of 8.00pm, as it clashes with the Euro 2024 final between England and Spain.

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Seconds after England’s semi-final win against the Netherlands on Wednesday night, the comedian announced the change via a video message on social media. He said: “This is a message for all the people coming to Wolverhampton on Sunday. I’m not doing the show at 8.00pm, the show’s gonna get moved to the afternoon.

“You’re all gonna get an email in the morning telling you the time. I know it won’t suit everybody so anyone who can’t make it, we’ll give you a refund but we’re definitely gonna move the time to Sunday afternoon because there’s no chance I’m gonna be doing it at 8.00pm cause I’m gonna be busy watching these boys.”

While some fans branded the decision ‘unprofessional’, others noted that Bishop had made ‘the right decision’ allowing England fans to watch his show and the final. One X user said: “Right decision. It’s a great show and I’m sure lots of people would like the opportunity to see John and then watch the final in the evening. Better than playing to a half empty venue or where the audience are trying to watch the game on their phones.”

Everton-born Bishop, 57, played for Southport and Crewe Alexandra as a semi-professional footballer. He also represented England against a World XI team in a Soccer Aid charity match at Old Trafford in 2020.

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