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Sir Cliff Richard regains Christmas calendar crown

by Aaron James

The Christian singer, 76, had been on Amazon's top spot every year since it launched in 1998 until 2013.

His reputation was dented by false allegations that he abused children, which emerged two years ago.

Part of the investigations included the BBC broadcasting a raid by South Yorkshire Police on his former home in Berkshire on live national television.

Sir Cliff has never been arrested or charged with any crime and earlier this year it was announced all investigations into claims he abused children have been closed.

Speaking to Premier (below, with presenters John Pantry and Rosie Wright) earlier this year, he said God had urged him to forgive his false accusers but he still questions why they would want to bring lies of that nature against him.


The Millenium Prayer singer has said his relationship with the BBC is "fine", although he is suing them over their televising of South Yorkshire Police's raid on his home.

The BBC has apologised several times for any distress the broadcast caused Sir Cliff but has stood by it's decision to do it, saying it was in the "public interest".

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