John Humphrys swaps Brexit for Brahms on Classic FM

Recently “retired” broadcaster John Humphrys is to return to radio to present the Classic FM breakfast show.

He will stand in for regular host Tim Lihoreau.

Humphrys, 76, left BBC Radio 4’s Today programme last month after 32 years.

He 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, senior managing editor at Classic FM, 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.”


About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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