Bradley Walsh and Stormzy to collaborate

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 February 2017
Donna Derby and Bradley Walsh

Donna Derby and Bradley Walsh

Bradley Walsh has revealed he is planning on hitting up his pal Stormzy for a collaboration, and a potential album

Bradley Walsh and Stormzy are planning to collaborate.

The 56-year-old presenter is close pals with the 23-year-old rapper and plans on recording a grime album with him after the pair bonded over their love of the genre.

Speaking to NME magazine at the 2017 BRIT Awards, sponsored by Mastercard, held at London's The O2 arena on Wednesday evening (22.02.17), Bradley said: "My mate Stormzy, that. We hang together. Do a bit of grime. What else do we do, grunge? No, just grime.

"Definitely grime. Bruno Mars, he's here, he's my mate.

"We have something in common. He's from Hawaii. I like Hawaiian pizza. That's quite cool. Other than that, I don't know why I'm here.

"Me and Stormzy we are going to do an album. We're gonna do an album of Nelson Riddle arrangements in grime form. It's gonna be called 'Griddle'. We're looking forward to it, we're gonna collaborate. "

'Shut Up' hitmaker Stormzy was nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the BRITs, but lost out to 'Human' singer Rag 'n' Bone Man.

And while Bradley wasn't in the running for a prize this year, he beat former One Direction star Zayn Malik by selling more albums than him in 2016.

His LP 'Chasing Dreams' was the only UK debut to sell over 100,000 copies and go gold last year.

The 'Chase' presenter believes his success stems from being an all-round entertainer and worries new artists try too hard to be cool rather than create catchy songs.

He previously said:"It's just about being an entertainer; it's about having all those tools over the years to do all sorts: films, musicals, playing a bit of piano, running a quiz show - it just becomes part of the job.

"I like something you can hum along to. I think new artists sometimes miss the point ... I can't listen to rap music, it's not my thing. They say that they're the modern poets: of course they are, but it's not for me.

"Who is the biggest DJ at the moment? I don't even know what they're doing, they're taking two tunes and mashing them up together. They're not even their tunes! I dunno. I don't get it."

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