BBC Radio 3 has announced a change to its presenting line-up, with Georgia Mann taking over from Ian Skelly on the station's mid-morning weekday programme Essential Classics. She will join Suzy Klein from 5 April, with Ian Skelly moving to the Afternoon Concert slot a week later.


Georgia Mann is currently a presenter on Radio 3's Breakfast programme with Petroc Trelawny, and also presents a variety of concerts and programmes such as Words and Music. She is a former producer of Radio 4's Front Row programme.

Ian Skelly has presented on Radio 3 for the past 20 years across various programmes on the station.


'Georgia is a hugely experienced Radio 3 presenter and producer who will bring a range of cultural knowledge to the morning schedules,' says Radio 3 controller Alan Davey, 'while Ian will bring his proven skills to the important afternoon sequence.'


Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.