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Ellie Goulding has been announced as the final presenter for Classic FM's Revision Hour to help students through exams.
The multi million-selling music artist Ellie Goulding is joining Classic FM to present two programmes as part of the radio station’s first ever series for students.
Ellie will host Classic FM’s Revision Hour on Saturday 1 June and Saturday 15 June, to support those taking their GCSEs, A-levels, Scottish Highers and university exams.
Launched on 27 April, Classic FM created the eight-part Saturday night series aimed at students with The Student Room, the UK’s largest online student community. Each show contains a wide range of classical music, alongside practical advice and tips for exam-takers, all related to the theme of the week.
Ellie’s first programme (1 June, 9pm-10pm) will focus on controlling exam panic and will feature music chosen to aid relaxation, including Craig Armstrong’s score for the film Romeo & Juliet, music by the Italian minimalist composer Ludovico Einaudi, and ‘Venus, the Bringer of Peace’ from The Planets by Holst. Ellie’s second show (15th June), which is also the last in the series, will focus on the relevance of classical music to life once exams are over.
Other presenters for Classic FM’s Revision Hour include the singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi; Dan Smith, lead singer of Bastille; and Vick Hope, from Classic FM’s sister station, Capital. Further hints and tips from The Student Room that are available at ClassicFM.com.
Since releasing her debut number one album Lights in 2010, Ellie Goulding has taken the music world by storm, selling more than 104 million singles, 15 million albums, winning 18 awards and accruing 13.8 billion streams of her music worldwide. Her current single Sixteen, is out now.
Ellie Goulding said: “I listen to Classic FM all the time, so it’s a thrill for me to present on the station that I love and admire. I’ve been a big fan of classical music ever since my grandfather gave me a classical album, when I was 11 years old. At school, I found exams quite stressful and put myself under a lot of pressure, but music really helped me relax and unwind. I’m looking forward to being behind the mic for Classic FM’s Revision Hour and I hope everyone enjoys the music as much as I’ll enjoy presenting it.”
Sam Jackson, Classic FM’s managing editor, said: “As one of the most successful female artists of her generation, we are hugely excited to welcome Ellie to the Classic FM family. It’s fantastic that she’s an avid listener to the station already, and that she shares our passion to demonstrate the relevance of classical music to everyone.
“I’m sure our existing audience will love her, and I’m also convinced she’ll introduce lots of new listeners to the joys of classical music.”