19 December 2019 18:39
This is everything we need on Christmas Day! (Picture: Backgrid) Stormzy will read a passage from the Bible on Christmas Day – and it's everything we need to hear. The grime star will recite from Luke's Gospel in On Christmas Night which will air on Christmas Day (obviously). His broadcast will air at 11.50pm is drawing to a close, while the Queen's Christmas Broadcast, in which she delivers her annual address, keeps to its usual timeslot of 3pm. Stormzy 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, specialist factual commissioning editor, exclaimed: '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.' We can't wait for this! (Picture: BBC) Hugh Faupel, executive producer at BBC Studios, continued: 'Every year we look for people to bring the Christmas story alive. Advertisement '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.' The programme will also feature Libera, an all-boys choir made up of seven to 16-year-olds from South London schools, which will perform the Basque carol Sing Lullaby. Stormzy is also battling it out for the Christmas number 1 spot. The star is up against the likes of Robbie Williams, Lewis Capaldi and of course LadBaby. The UK Christmas number 1 will be announced on Friday 20 December at 5:45pm. On Christmas Night will air at 11.50pm on Wednesday 25 December on BBC1. Got a showbiz story? If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page - we'd love to hear from you. MORE: What time is Phillip Schofield's Christmas TV programme How to Spend It Well on tonight and is this the last episode? MORE: Jeremy Clarkson is taking on Gavin and Stacey in clash of Christmas TV titans