Nicholas Witchell lined up for Christmas radio shows on Victory

BBC Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell is set to host two classical music programmes on Victory in Portsmouth.

He’ll present the hour long shows over Christmas, on Christmas Day and Boxing Day at 4pm.

Nicholas says: “After many decades of TV news and Royal coverage, I’m excited to be presenting my first ever music based radio show. I love classical music, and when the chance came to host these Christmas specials, I was delighted to take up this new challenge.

“Listeners can expect a captivating journey through the sheer beauty and emotion that is classical music, as I bring my love for the genre to the airwaves, alongside, of course, a few personal anecdotes from my years of television reporting and presenting.”

Victory PD, Neil Crespin said “Naturally we are delighted to welcome someone of Nick’s stature and experience to the station and are honoured that he will make his presenting debut on Victory.”

The station recently announced the arrival of former Radio 2 presenter, and voice of Strictly, Alan Dedicoat to the station to present a weekly show on Sundays.