Zoe Ball is the second big name to pull out of King Charles’ coronation concert.
The 52-year-old presenter was due to cover the event, which kicks off at 8pm from the East Lawn of Windsor Castle in London, but said on Sunday (07.05.23) she was ‘flushed’ that illness had brought her down to cancel the job.
She tweeted with a green nauseous face emoji: “Absolutely gutted…disease virus got me” along with a nauseous face emoji.
“Was supposed to be at Windsor Castle for the #coronation concert on @BBCRadio2.”
The host added that her Radio 2 colleagues Dermot O’Leary, 49, and Scott Mills, 50, would replace her, telling the fan and the pair ‘you’ve covered’, before signing: ‘I’m going back read.”
Zoe’s abandonment comes after singer Freya Ridings, 29, also pulled out due to illness.
She was to perform a duet with classic soul composer Alexis Ffrench, 53, during the show.
The remaining lineup of singers includes Katy Perry, 38, Lionel Richie, 73, Paloma Faith, 41, and Olly Murs, 38, as well as Take That, all of whom will perform in front of 20,000 audience members. and guests.
The concert will be broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Radio 2 from 8pm, with Kirsty Young, 54, presenting the TV coverage.
Katy is said to have the “largest entourage” of any act in the show, with a source telling the Sunday Mirror that she will occupy five dressing rooms and has more than 50 helpers with her ahead of the performance.
The insider added, “Katy easily has the biggest entourage of them all on the bill. But she has a trusted team that she always works with and leans on. They know exactly how she likes things to be. do… and make sure they are done to the letter.
They added of her backstage demands, “When it comes to her backstage date, she’s not over the top, but there are some things she always asks for. They make her feel relaxed.
‘I Kissed a Girl’ singer Katy took a week off from her Las Vegas residency to perform at the royal event and reportedly arrived in London in 10 Mercedes minivans and demanded luxury sofas, fresh flowers and a fridge with a glass door as part of its backstage comfort.
But instead of flying in a private jet to London, she flew first class on a public jet.
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