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Stormzy will close BBC Christmas coverage with Bible reading
Stormzy in the video for “Crown”Via YouTube

Stormzy will close BBC Christmas coverage with a Bible reading

Sounds way better than the Queen’s speech TBH

Stormzy is known for being an outspoken and political rapper, but he also ensures that people know he is a devout Christian – especially evidenced on his two-part track “Blinded By Your Grace”, from his debut album, Gang Signs & Prayer. This hasn’t been lost on the BBC, who has asked the rapper to wind down its Christmas day programming on BBC One with a reading from the Bible.

The grime artist will read an exerpt from the nativity story, where angels appear to shepherds and herald the arrival of the son of God. It’s set to air at 11:50pm on Christmas Day, with Stormzy’s deep and soulful voice sending us into our final booze-and-food coma on the couch. If that doesn’t do the trick, then the subsequent performance of the Basque carol, “Sing Lullaby” by Libera, a south London boys choir, will definitely soothe us into serenity. 

Last week, Stormzy released his second album, Heavy Is The Head, the day after Labour suffered a devastating defeat in the general election. The record features samples from Big Brovaz’s classic 2002 track “Baby Boy”, as well as the Tracy Beaker theme tune, and previous singles “Vossi Bop”, “Crown”, and “Wiley Flow”.