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MTV to show Haiti benefit concert in UK

George Clooney is organising the Hope For Haiti event
George Clooney has been organising the ceremony

George Clooney's star-studded benefit show for the victims of the Haiti earthquake will be shown on MTV in the UK, the network has announced.

Featuring performances from Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys, the two-hour telethon will be screened live from 0100 GMT on Saturday, 23 January.

It will then be repeated at 0900 GMT on Saturday morning.

Funds raised will go to Oxfam America, Red Cross, Unicef, Partners in Health and the Yele Haiti Foundation.

Performances are also due from Bono, Sting and Christina Aguilera.

Speaking ahead of the Golden Globes on Sunday, Clooney said more than 40 stars had already signed up to take part.

He added the aim of the event was to "to show the people of Haiti that the whole world is paying attention".

The actor will host the event with former Fugees star Wyclef Jean, who was born in Haiti.

In the US, the telethon is being screened without commercials on 11 channels, including the main broadcasters NBC, ABC and CBS.

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