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Stormzy to do a bible reading to close BBC Christmas day coverage

The grime trailblazer will read a story from the Book of Luke 

Stormzy is set to do a bible reading as part of this year's Christmas day TV coverage.

Closing BBC One's Christmas day coverage, the London grime trailblazer, born Michael Omari Jr, will read a story from the Book of Luke about angels heralding the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. It will be broadcast at 11.50pm.

Following the reading, south London boys' choir, Libera, will perform Basque carol 'Sing Lullaby'.

Hugh Faupel, Executive Producer of BBC Studios, said: “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.”

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