Take That have announced that they have cancelled their show tonight at the Liverpool Echo Arena following a terrorist attack in their hometown of Manchester on Monday night during a concert by Ariana Grande.

22 people have been confirmed dead and 59 injured in the attack which occurred just as Grande’s show was coming to an end at the Manchester Arena.

Take That, all of whom hail from in and around Manchester, performed in Liverpool on Monday night and were scheduled to play a second show there on Tuesday evening. They were then scheduled to play Manchester Arena on Thursday and Friday.

A statement from the band said: "Out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night at The Manchester Arena, we have decided to postpone our show tonight in Liverpool. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."

The band has not said if they will play in Manchester on Thursday or Friday night.