Dizzee replaces Liam Gallagher on BBC show

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Image caption Dizzee Rascal performed current single Bop N Keep It Dippin’

Dizzee Rascal has stepped in as a last-minute replacement for Liam Gallagher on the BBC’s new live music show Sounds Like Friday Night.

The former Oasis frontman, 44, pulled out of the live show after being told to rest his voice by doctors.

Gallagher – who released his first solo album last month – performed on BBC Radio 2 in concert on Thursday night.

He wrote on Twitter: “Sorry I can’t perform… as I’ve been told to rest my voice by my doctor. As you were.”

A BBC spokeswoman reiterated that the singer had been advised to rest because of vocal issues.


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“We wish him a speedy recovery,” she added.

Friday night’s show saw former One Direction star Liam Payne join presenters Greg James and Dotty as a guest host.

Introduced as a grime superstar, Dizzee Rascal performed his new single Bop N Keep It Dippin’ – taken from his latest album Raskit – in amongst the studio audience.

Discussing the record with James and Dotty, he described it as a “a straight up rap album”.

“I want to give the people great bars”, he added, before teasing future collaborations.

The show also saw Payne, London Grammar and R&B newcomer Mabel perform live.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41866056

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