Joanna Gosling will present on Sunday afternoons on Classic FM, parent company Global announced on Wednesday. Her show will take place between 1 pm and 4 pm, starting this weekend.
The presenter commented:
As a big fan of Classic FM, I’m thrilled to be joining the team. After 30 years of news, it’s exciting and lovely to be doing something more uplifting. And it takes me back to my broadcasting roots of live radio. I can’t wait to get started!”
Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s managing editor, said:
We are delighted to welcome Joanna to Classic FM as she joins our superb line-up of presenters at the weekend. A trusted, friendly voice and known to millions through television news, we look forward to her becoming part of the Classic FM family and sharing her love of classical music with our listeners.
Gosling’s departure from the BBC in January contributed to a sense of resentment as she and other experienced presenters were cut out of a changed roster. She becomes the latest former BBC star to join the commercial broadcaster. Andrew Marr also hosts on Classic FM, alongside his commitments on LBC and as political editor of the New Statesman.
Famously, Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel left senior roles at the BBC to present the “The News Agents” podcast, with co-host and former BBC employee Lewis Goodall also joining the team. It is executive produced by another ex-BBC staffer, Dino Sofos, via his Persephonica company. That company also produces a podcast starring Dua Lipa, the third series of which is headed to BBC Sounds.