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John Oliver On The Shooting In Orlando: "Right Now, This Just Hurts"

In an emotional speech at the start of the episode, Oliver said: "I will happily embrace a Latin night at a gay club in the theme park capital of the world as the ultimate symbol of what is truly wonderful about America."

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At the start of Last Week Tonight on Sunday night, an emotional John Oliver spoke about the events in Orlando before the opening titles.

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The entire segment was without the usual laughter or applause in the show.

The clip he showed was taken by writer Steve Helling in Florida, of people waiting to donate blood.

There are more than 600 people in line waiting to donate blood for the victims of the #OrlandoShooting

His speech has not been uploaded to the official Last Week Tonight YouTube, but you can watch the episode on HBO Go in the US and on Sky Atlantic at 10.45pm tonight in the UK.