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Lloyd Webber makes sweet music with Michael Portillo at GB News


EXASPERATE­D with the BBC for turning its Young Musician Of The Year contest from the classical equivalent of The X Factor into a sideshow, Julian Lloyd Webber is joining GB News, I can disclose.

‘GB News is the only TV channel shining a light on the classical music industry in Great Britain at the moment,’ he tells me.

The celebrated cellist will appear in a new monthly slot with former Cabinet minister Michael Portillo.

‘Michael shares both my deep commitment to showcasing the talent in the industry, as well as highlighti­ng the challenges we continue to face,’ Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brother says.

‘For many years, classical music has been side-lined from mainstream TV at the very time coverage is needed more than ever. This is a tragedy.’

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