He does like California Gurls! Rishi Sunak says he is ‘very excited’ about Katy Perry performing at coronation concert for ‘brilliant’ King
Rishi Sunak has admitted he is ‘very excited’ about Katy Perry performing at the coronation concert.
The PM revealed his delight that the US pop star is joining the line-up next month, saying his daughters are ‘big fans’.
He also heaped praise on King Charles for his ‘brilliant’ commitment to serving the country.
Mr Sunak is known to be a hip-hop fan and regular listener to the Heart 00s radio station. He met his wife Akshata in Perry’s native California when they were both at Stanford University.
In an interview with Sky news‘ children’s show FYI, Mr Sunak said: ‘I’m very excited about the concert.
‘I am looking forward to the concert because Katy Perry is coming, my girls are big fans of Katy Perry so that’s great.’
Rishi Sunak has admitted he is ‘very excited’ about Katy Perry (pictured) performing at the coronation concert
The PM (pictured) revealed his delight that the US pop star is joining the line-up next month, saying his daughters are ‘big fans’
Perry’s hits during a two-decade career include California Gurls, Roar, Firework and I Kissed a Girl.
Mr Sunak also insisted he and King Charles get on well at their weekly audiences.
He said he had been impressed by ‘just how unbelievably committed he is to serving our country and his strong desire to represent everybody, you know, from every walk of life’.
‘I think he does that really really brilliantly. And he deserves a lot of praise for that,’ the PM added.
‘I see it up close, and it’s a real privilege to be able to have that opportunity every week. And we’re lucky to have him doing that job.’
Alongside Perry, Take That, Lionel Richie and global opera star Andrea Bocelli are signed up to appear at the event in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Other names unveiled by the BBC include Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, and singer Freya Ridings who will perform a duet with producer and musician Alexis Ffrench.
Some 20,000 members of the public will attend the Coronation Concert on Sunday, May 7, which will be aired on BBC1 and Radio 2 along with catch-up services.
The concert has been billed as ‘celebrating a new chapter in the nation’s history’ and will have ‘themes of love, respect and optimism’ while celebrating the ‘four nations’ and the Commonwealth.
Mr Sunak met his wife Akshata (pictured together) in Perry’s native California when they were both at Stanford University
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