Bill Turnbull is joining Classic FM next month to host two brand new weekend programmes.
Starting on April 9th, Bill will present Saturday and Sunday mid mornings from 10am to 1pm following his departure from BBC Breakfast.
Bill’s programmes form part of Classic FM’s new weekend schedule. Alan Titchmarsh moves to Saturday breakfast and Aled Jones is the new voice of Sunday breakfast (7am to 10am), whilst Alexander Armstrong presents Saturday and Sunday from 1pm.
Bill Turnbull said: “I am delighted to be joining Classic FM, with its distinguished line-up of presenters. It will be a real joy to turn from news to music, especially at a more civilised hour, and I’m looking forward to it very much.”
Sam Jackson, managing editor of Classic FM, said: “Bill Turnbull is one of this country’s finest broadcasters and I’m so pleased to welcome him to the Classic FM family. Bill is one of those rare presenters who everyone feels like they know. His warmth and wit have endeared him to millions of television viewers and now we’re thrilled that he’s joining Classic FM’s weekend team.
“Bill is going to find himself in excellent company and we can’t wait for him to make his debut behind the Classic FM microphone.”
Bill was recently replaced on the BBC Breakfast television programme by 5 live’s Dan Walker.