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Ellie Goulding to present Classic FM’s Revision Hour for students

By | Published on Friday 17 May 2019

Ellie Goulding

It’s exam time for students up and down the country, and they say that listening to classical music while you revise helps you to remember things. So what better thing to do in the run up to those exams than listen to Ellie Goulding talking about revision on a classical music radio station?

Goulding has been announced as a guest presenter for two episodes of Classic FM’s ‘Revision Hour’ series next month. For the first, on 1 Jun, she’ll discuss exam panic and then play some music to aid relaxation. This includes music from Craig Armstrong’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ soundtrack, Ludovico Einaudi, and ‘Venus, The Bringer Of Peace’ from Holst’s ‘The Planets.

“I listen to Classic FM all the time”, says Goulding. “So it’s a thrill [THRILL?] for me to present on the station that I love and admire. I’ve been a big fan of classical music ever since my grandfather gave me a classical album when I was eleven years old. At school, I found exams quite stressful and put myself under a lot of pressure, but music really helped me relax and unwind. I’m looking forward to being behind the mic for Classic FM’s ‘Revision Hour’ and I hope everyone enjoys the music as much as I’ll enjoy presenting it”.

Classic FM’s Managing Editor Sam Jackson adds: “As one of the most successful female artists of her generation, we are hugely excited to welcome Ellie to the Classic FM family. It’s fantastic that she’s an avid listener to the station already, and that she shares our passion to demonstrate the relevance of classical music to everyone. I’m sure our existing audience will love her, and I’m also convinced she’ll introduce lots of new listeners to the joys of classical music”.

Goulding will also present the final episode of the series on 15 Jun, which will focus on the relevance of classical music after exams are over. So that time she’s not going to help with revision at all. And anyway, both shows go out at 9-10pm on a Saturday night, when students should either be getting an early night’s sleep ahead of more revision on Sunday morning, or setting fire to a bin in a park to let off a bit of steam.

Classic FM’s ‘Revision Hour’ has actually been on since April. Other presenters include Bastille’s Dan Smith and that Lewis Capaldi. Good luck with your exams, everyone. I always found painstakingly designing, creating and then re-doing a revision timetable to be particularly useful. Also making a joke of everything and eating Wagon Wheels. Have we ever discussed how I have no significant qualifications?