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Comedienne Sarah Millican professes her love for Classic FM on Twitter, saying she listens while she writes.
Sarah Millican displayed her love for classical music and, in particular, Classic FM earlier today via Twitter.
Millican was initially hesitant about her radio choice, tweeting: "I've got Classic FM on. I've changed." But all it took was a quick reply from morning host John Suchet to make her confess her love for the station.
Suchet tweeted: "Really good to know you enjoy listening to Classic FM Sarah. Love watching you on tv. Love your humour!" to which Millican replied: "It's exactly what I need when writing. Thank you xxx"
Millican is the latest celebrity to reach out to Classic FM via Twitter, after Rizzle Kicks revealed that their next album could contain a Bach influence and comedian Jack Whitehall tweeted that he was a fan of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3.