The Choir presenter and choirmaster Gareth Malone has said that One Direction's Niall Horan would be among the singers on his choral wishlist.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror's Notebook magazine, Malone revealed that Beyoncé is another person he would like in his choir, as is the Duchess of Cambridge, because he thinks "a girl with her education can probably sing".

Of adding Horan to the line-up, he said: "He seems like the friendly face of the band so he'd be nice to have in the choir and good at keeping the tenors in order."

Of Beyoncé, he said: "She's quite fierce but an acceptable singer - very flexible vocally and physically."