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Classic FM signs up Moira Stuart

By | Published on Tuesday 18 December 2018

Moira Stuart

With Chris Evans jumping on over to Virgin Radio in the new year, leaving his Radio 2 breakfast show behind him, you have all surely been wondering day and night what that might mean for the newsreader on his BBC show, Moira Stuart.

The appointment of Stuart to read the news on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 breakfast show was newsworthy back in 2010, because the BBC had previously been criticised over the way it stopped using the presenter on its TV news bulletins. Once ensconced at Radio 2, Stuart also started presenting music-based shows for the station.

Having delivered her final news bulletin for the soon to depart Evans last week, Classic FM has now announced that it has signed up Stuart for future news-reading and show presenting duties. She will present news bulletins each morning on the Global-owned classical music station from next February, and will then start hosting a weekly show as part of Classic FM’s Saturday schedule from next July.

Confirming her new gig, Stuart said yesterday: “I couldn’t be more excited and delighted to be joining the Classic FM family. It’s a wonderful opportunity to take a whole new journey, with people I really like and admire”.

Meanwhile the station’s Managing Editor Sam Jackson added: “Moira is a broadcasting legend and is known to millions of people on television and radio, so I am THRILLED that she has chosen Classic FM as her new home. Her passion for classical music and decades of experience make her the perfect addition to our 2019 line-up. From her morning news bulletins to her new weekend show – and with another new series to follow – I know that our 5.2 million weekly listeners will join me in welcoming her to Classic FM next year”.