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The BBC Proms could do much better than Sam Smith

27 April 2024

12:25 AM

27 April 2024

12:25 AM

The Proms, in its latest attempt to be accessible and inclusive, has (via the BBC) booked famously ‘non-binary’ singer Sam Smith to add dazzle to its Pop Prom. Previous pop artists employed for this purpose include Stormzy, Self-Esteem and Paloma Faith. There is also to be a ‘Disco Prom’. (Which for those of us of a certain age immediately brings back memories of the grotesquely naff ‘Hooked On Classics’.

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