John Humphrys joins Global to cover Classic FM Breakfast

Former BBC Radio 4 presenter John Humphrys is joining Global after over 30 years at the BBC.

He will host Classic FM’s More Music Breakfast from Monday 28th October to Friday 1st November inclusive from 6am to 9am, as he stands in for regular presenter Tim Lihoreau.

Moira Stuart, who presents the breakfast news bulletins, will also be with him for the week.

John Humphrys said: “I’m struggling to think of a greater contrast with my old job: the bliss of Beethoven and Brahms instead of Brexit and backstops! Maybe there really is another world out there!”

Sam Jackson, Classic FM’s Senior Managing Editor said: “John Humphrys is one of this country’s genuinely iconic broadcasters. For more than 30 years, millions of people have woken up to him every morning, so we are thrilled that John will now be hosting a very different breakfast programme on Classic FM.

“It’s a privilege to welcome him to the UK’s biggest classical music station and I know that our listeners will really enjoy tuning in next week.”

John signed off from BBC Radio 4 just last month.

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  1. jonny sykes says

    i really like tim. i wish he wasn’t going. bring back tim!

    1. mb23 says

      Tim isn’t leaving, John Humphrys is just covering for half term week.

    2. Joe Smith says

      Tim’s only on holiday for a week.

  2. Dan Dean says

    A top class broadcaster….and an even better guy, he will adapt because he is a total pro. It is good that those that the BBC don’t see as being relevant to today’s radio audience flourishing on Global brands, John Motson on Talksport , Eddie Mair another on LBC, where I think John H will appear on Sunday before long.

  3. DaveP says

    I would guess talk radio will approach JH soon. His talent and journalistic experience would be a great asset to the station. Now free from the constraints of the BBC and no early rises of a morning.

    1. Mark Budgn says

      more likely going to London’s Biggest Conservatives.

  4. Lee says

    Talksport isn’t a Global brand but take your point.

    1. Mark budgen says

      Talk radio isn’t talksport. But I get your point.

  5. Mr Boltar says

    I’d wouldn’t be surprised if this isn’t a warm up for getting him on LBC.

    1. Peter says

      Do you mean you WOULD be surprised if this isn’t a warmup… ?
      Or you wouldn’t be suprised if it IS a warmup… ?
      Or you wouldn’t be surprised if isn’t a warmup… ?
      I’m confused!

  6. Richard says

    If O’Brien was given the boot brilliant, but JH would probably do a weekend show!

    1. Paul says

      Couldn’t agree more! Loved him on Today…. He would be perfect for that slot…

  7. Mark budgen says

    Would Jh want to speak to plebs?

    1. Joe Smith says

      He’s used to it. He’s been speaking to politicians for years.

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