‘Songs of Praise has evolved over the years and now it is even more important that it reflects Christianity across the whole of the United Kingdom as we see it today,’ said Aaqil Ahmed, head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC.

‘The range of music played will be eclectic: from gospel to traditional hymns, from extraordinary choirs to amazing soloists…If you were a viewer before I am sure you will enjoy the new approach. If you weren’t, then give it a go.’

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