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Stormzy to recite Bible passage on BBC

by Press Association

It's been announced that grime artist Stormzy will recite a passage from Luke's Gospel as Christmas Day draws to a close on BBC One.

He will tell the story of the "first ever Christmas when angels appeared to shepherds to proclaim the news of the birth of Jesus", the BBC said.

Daisy Scalchi, commissioning editor of specialist factual, said: "Stormzy has consistently celebrated his faith and spirituality through his music and we are hugely excited that he is bringing Christmas Day to a close on BBC One with his reading from St Luke's Gospel."

Hugh Faupel, executive producer at BBC Studios, added: "Every year we look for people to bring the Christmas story alive.

"This year we are delighted that Stormzy accepted the invitation to retell the timeless story of the first Christmas and hopefully bring it to a new audience."

Libera, an all-boys choir, will perform the Basque carol Sing Lullaby in the programme.

The choir features singers aged between seven and 16 who attend local schools in South London.

His broadcast will air at 11.50pm. 

Stormzy was the first black British solo artist to headline Glastonbury earlier this year.

He recently released his second album, Heavy Is The Head.

Earlier this week, Stormzy said he was "saved by God" during his Glastonbury Festival performance earlier this year was hit by technical difficulties, but didn't "end" his career. 

The 26-year-old's Christian song 'Blinded by your grace pt. 2' shot up the UK Top 40 Singles Chart in 2017. 

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