Classic FM signs newsreader and presenter Moira Stuart

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BBC Radio 2 morning newsreader Moira Stuart is joining Classic FM from February.

Moira will be joining Tim Lihoreau on breakfast and then Classic FM’s morning programme with John Suchet to read the news each weekday.

Then from July, Moira will join the weekend line-up to present her own Saturday afternoon show, Moira Stuart’s Hall of Fame Concert, replacing Nicholas Owen who will remain on Classic FM to present other programmes throughout the year.

In addition, she will host a new weekend show in the autumn.

Moira Stuart said: “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.”

Sam Jackson, managing editor of Classic FM, said: “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.”

Moira has been broadcasting for four decades, having first appeared on BBC News in 1981. More recently she has been presenting the news on the Chris Evans Show at BBC Radio 2 since 2010, and hosting a Sunday night “timeless classics” programme.

Chris Evans will host his last breakfast show at BBC Radio 2 on Christmas Eve, before joining Virgin Radio in January.

Classic FM recently changed its voice-over to actress Keeley Hawes, known recently for her part in the BBC drama Bodyguard.

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6 Comments
  1. Chris says

    What a fantastic addition for Classic FM!
    Moira is a beautiful and skilled broadcaster who will put a smile on anyone’s face.

  2. Phil says

    BBCs loss is Classics gain. BBC doing too much losing recently…

  3. Alan says

    I’m gutted another lost from radio 2 one for best breakfest newsreader with Chris Evans on that station she way better then that brummie ***** newsreader right now she need back on M1 motorway right now and get out of Wogan house. I hoping that Harvey Cook one of the radio 2 newsreader will replace legend Moira Stuart on breakfest show with Zoe Ball

    1. Joe Smith says

      In English?

  4. Radio Geordie says

    Funny isn’t it. Since the BBC was forced to publish what it pays many of its presenters, many of the highly paid ones suddenly leave for commercial rivals.

  5. Patricia says

    Classy good move Classic.

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