Cliff Richard has told England's Daily Express that his next album will be a duets set with artists from the Motown roster.

Richard explained "The New Year has an exciting project. David Gest, of I’m A Celebrity… has come up with the idea of me doing a CD, Cliff Richard Sings Soul with various Motown soul artists. We are working now on the details."

Gest may be best known as the former husband of Liza Minnelli and was also close with Michael Jackson. He has been active over the last five years on British TV with appearances on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here and his own reality show.

Richard's last album, Bold As Brass, concentrated on a big band sound. He has charted 53 albums (plus eight soundtracks and cast albums) and 137 singles on the British charts, including 69 that reached the top ten and 14 that made it to number 1.

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