Jonathan Ross joins Global to host Classic FM’s Saturday Night at the Movies

Jonathan Ross is joining Global as the new host of Classic FM’s film music programme Saturday Night at the Movies.

The former film critic will present every Saturday from 7pm starting this weekend with an Oscars special as he features music from some of the contending films at this weekend’s 95th Academy Awards.

Jonathan will present Saturday Night at the Movies on Classic FM alongside his work on ITV, including The Jonathan Ross Show.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Classic FM family,” Jonathan said. “My love of films has been well documented, but my love of film scores is an even greater passion and I’m very much looking forward to sharing that with the listeners.

“If you love film scores and want to revisit the classics, as well as have me share a few of the more obscure delights from my vast collection, then I hope you’ll make it a date to join me at the movies on Classic FM every Saturday evening.”

Philip Noyce, Classic FM’s Managing Editor, said: “It is fantastic that Jonathan is joining Classic FM as the new host of Saturday Night at the Movies. He is, of course, an acclaimed and popular broadcaster, but it’s his passion and knowledge of a huge array of films, and the music that threads through them, that make him the perfect host every Saturday evening.

Jonathan is a true fan; and I know our current listeners, and anyone tuning in for the first time, will love joining him to enjoy iconic music alongside his insight into great films and their soundtracks.”

He replaces Andrew Collins who announced he’s leaving last week.