The newly retired Today show presenter has dealt a blow to his former BBC team by presenting Classic FM’s breakfast programme next week.
The Today show, which Humphrys presented for 33 years, has just reported its lowest quarterly audience in a decade.
Classic FM was down 1 percent. The BBC’s Radio 3 lost 4.7 percent of its listeners over the quarter, dropping to 1.9 million. They will be most at risk facing the popular Humphrys at their main rival.