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How to watch the Super Bowl if you’re in the UK tonight

How to watch the Super Bowl if you’re in the UK tonight

The kick off for the Super Bowl is not far away.

The Super Bowl is the highlight of the US's sporting calendar and it's the NFL's most prestigious American football game.

This evening's match is predicted to draw in a whopping 114 million viewers and will be one of the most watched sporting-events of the year.

While the Super Bowl is clearly embedded into US culture, it's becoming increasingly popular around the world - including in the UK.

Who is playing in tonight’s Super Bowl and where?

Super Bowl LVIII is slated to start this evening (11 February) into the early hours of Monday (12 February), as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Who is performing at the half-time show and what can we expect?

Eight-time Grammy winner Usher is set to headline this year's half-time show.

Speaking about playing the halftime show, Usher hinted at what we could expect.

He said: "I think about what our country has kind of represented for Black artists, you know, having to at some point go through kitchens to even be able to perform for an audience, but they had to leave back through that same door, fear for their lives as they went to the next state to do the same thing."

“It has to be perfect,” he previously told Vogue. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years. I want people who have been a part of that journey to feel like it’s a celebration for everybody.

“I’m literally speaking to every woman. I want to make it feel like that.

“I want the world to smile when they look at me. I want them to feel something, and feel my passion, my love, feel like I was the right person to sit in this position, and I was the right person to bring this kind of energy, and love, and connection to the entire world.”

Super Bowl LVIII is slated to start this evening (11 February) into the early hours of Monday (12 February) as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
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Which special guests will be appearing?

Fans have speculated over which 'special guests' will be appearing and they reckon anyone from Alicia Keys, Lil Jon, Ludacris, Beyonce, and Justin Bieber could make an appearance tonight.

Will Taylor Swift be there?

The romance between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and pop superstar Taylor Swift might be helping drive interest in this Super Bowl.

About 73 percent of adults say they plan to watch the game this year, about 10 percent higher than in previous years.

We're also expecting Swift to appear at the game in support of her boyfriend.

However, the week before the Super Bowl, the Eras Tour took Swift to Japan, with her even having a gig the night before Kelce takes to the field.

But fear not, the situation looks to have resolved itself thanks to none other than the Embassy of Japan in the United States.

In an official statement, the embassy took to X (Twitter) to give an insight into the scheduling situation.

The romance between Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce and pop superstar Taylor Swift might be helping drive interest in this Super Bowl.
Patrick Smith/Getty Images

A spokesperson said: "The Embassy of Japan in the United States is aware of recent media reports concerning the steps Taylor Swift will need to take to travel from Tokyo after her concert on February 10th to Las Vegas in time to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play in Super Bowl LVIII.

"Despite the 12-hour flight and 17-hour time difference, the Embassy can confidently Speak Now to say that if she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins.

"We know that many people in Japan are excited to experience Taylor Swift's Eras Tour, so we wanted to confirm that anyone concerned can be Fearless in knowing that this talented performer can wow Japanese audiences and still make it to Las Vegas to support the Chiefs when they take the field for the Super Bowl wearing Red."

How to watch the Super Bowl in the UK

Super Bowl LVIII will air from 11.30pm GMT on Sunday (11 February) and UK fans will be able to watch it on ITV.

Featured Image Credit: Adam Bow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Topics: Sport, Super Bowl, Taylor Swift, Usher