Entertainment & Arts

Classical Brits to get makeover

Katherine Jenkins
Image caption Katherine Jenkins will be among performers at this year's ceremony

Organisers of the Classical Brits have dropped the word "classical" from the title as part of a revamp.

As part of a bid to attract a broader audience, the 12 May event will now be called the Classic Brits.

The Royal Albert Hall show will feature performances by Katherine Jenkins, Il Divo and the cast of Les Miserables.

Organisers said the name change "reflects the show's ambition to embrace a more diverse range of music genres including musical theatre".

The two-hour ceremony will be hosted by Myleene Klass for the fourth consecutive year.

The show, to be screened on ITV1, will also feature Russell Watson.

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