TV and radio presenter Myleene Klass paid a visit to Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital ahead of hosting Britain’s Got Talent The Big Celebration in the city next week.
Myleene will host two exclusive charity shows at the Empire Theatre on Sunday February 11 bringing together legends of the hit ITV show in aid of the world-renowned hospital.
The shows mark the return to dance of MerseyGirls performer Julia Carlile and feature a host of BGT winners including Tokio Myers, musical theatre group Collabro, dog trick act Ashleigh and Sully, magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones, Attraction and Paul Potts.
They will be joined by BGT icon Susan Boyle and other stars of the show including comedian Daliso Chaponda, dance troupe Boogie Storm, magician Jamie Raven, singers Lucy Kay, Sarah Ikumu and Richard and Adam and martial artist Jesse-Jane McParland.
All profits are being donated to Alder Hey Children’s Charity and Myleene visited the cardiac and neo-natal wards at the hospital to meet patients and staff.
Speaking about the visit Myleene said: “It is an absolute pleasure to be able to see where the funds raised through BGT’s The Big Celebration will go.
“Alder Hey is world-renowned so everyone involved in The Big Celebration is delighted to be supporting the fantastic work they do.
“These two shows are going to be amazing bringing together so much of the BGT talent on one stage.”
The Big Celebration is taking place exclusively in Liverpool after Julia Carlile, from BGT 2017 finalists MerseyGirls, successfully underwent life-changing spinal surgery following her appearance on the show last year.
Julia was treated for scoliosis at Alder Hey as a youngster and the shows mark her return to dance.
Clare White, Chief Executive of Alder Hey Children’s Charity said: “Firstly, we are so grateful to Julia Carlile for inspiring this event to raise funds for Alder Hey Charity. It’s fantastic that so many legends of Britain’s Got Talent have got behind this and agreed to help put on such a special event. Thank you to Myleene for spending time visiting our patients and staff and finally, many thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket for the event. The money raised will make such a difference to us and help fund research and equipment for our patients and families.”