UK rapper Stormzy was so convincing as a newspaper boss in BBC drama Noughts + Crosses that the makers of the show want him back if there's a second season.

Executive producer Preethi Mavahalli told the Radio Times that the rapper-turned-actor is "so talented" and added: "Of course we would want him back.

"He can put his mind to anything, there is no end to what he can do. And the world will let him."

Stormzy plays a newspaper editor-in-chief during a brief appearance in the show about an alternative world where native African people had colonised the European people, rather than the other way around.

Mavahalli added that usually when you see young black men on screen "they tend to be playing gangsters or criminals. We don't see them in an establishment position of power," she told the magazine.

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"Seeing Stormzy play an editor-in-chief makes you think, 'Of course he could do that job! Why don't I see that in real life?'"

Stormzy, whose real name is Michael Omari, was also praised by Malorie Blackman, who wrote the books on which the programme is based.

She said: "He knows when to stand his ground when he's right and when to admit that he's got something wrong.

"And I love the way he's not afraid to show who he is, warts and all, in his songs."

Noughts + Crosses airs at 9pm on Thursday on BBC One, and you can read the full interview with him in the Radio Times.