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Moira Stuart to join Classic FM in the new year

LEGENDARY BROADCASTER: Moira Stuart is joining Classic FM in the new year

MOIRA STUART, the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British TV, is to join Classic FM.

Stuart will start as a newsreader at the radio station in February but she will also present her own Saturday afternoon show, Moira Stuart’s Hall of Fame Concert, from July.

The veteran broadcaster 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."
The 69-year-old will present the news every weekday morning during Classic FM’s flagship shows, the More Music Breakfast show and the mid-morning programme with John Suchet.
Classic FM announced that Stuart’s show will celebrate the music that’s been voted into the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame – the world’s biggest poll of classical music tastes. She’ll delve into the archives to discover legendary performances of great works, alongside brand new releases. Then in autumn 2019 she will also be the presenter of a new weekend show.”

The move will see Stuart leave the BBC, where she has worked for more than 40 years.

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.”

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