New-style Classic Brits Awards doubles TV viewing audience

Organiser the BPI took the decision to shake up the show's format this year to include a name change as well as to embrace a more diverse range of musical genres, such as musical theatre.

This resulted in performances this year from Alfie Boe with the cast of Les Miserables and a finale celebrating the work of John Barry, including a performance of Goldfinger by Dame Shirley Bassey.

It was a decision that enraged some classical purists. However, it appears ...

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