Clara Amfo is a bold young broadcaster currently best known for her 10.30am -1pm BBC Radio 1 show, home of the world famous Live Lounge. From September 2021, Clara will be taking over the iconic, Future Sounds Show - the home of new music, previously hosted by Annie Mac.
Since working at Radio 1, Clara has interviewed some of the world’s most prolific artists from Jay-Z, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams to name but a few. She was also the host of the iconic BBC Radio 1 Chart Show - the second woman to do so since the show first started in 1967.
Most recently, in a collaboration between BBC One and Radio 1 Live Lounge, Clara interviewed the global star, Billie Eilish, in a 45 min special filmed in LA which went live on BBC One and iPlayer.
A respected face on our screens and well respected in the UK music scene, Clara has been hosting the ITV2 coverage of The BRIT Awards for the past 3 years, as well as handing out awards at the ceremony for Best International Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough act.
She is also a recurrent presence on the judging panel for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize and announced the winner to it’s nationwide audience. With live music being one of her biggest passions, Clara is part of the core presenting team on BBC2 and BBC4 for their coverage of Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Glastonbury, with the last few years seeing her introduce Adele and Ed Sheeran from the pyramid stage to millions of people worldwide. 2020 also saw Clara star in the incredibly popular Strictly Come Dancing.
In 2021 Clara hosted the BAFTA Opening Night and it was announced that she would also be hosting a brand new BBC Three series called the The Drop which will go live in 2022.
No stranger to the red carpet Clara joined the BAFTA TV Awards presenting team this year, covering the opening night, red carpet live and backstage winner interviews for the official BAFTA channels.
Her natural aptitude for this was extended to the film world, hosting the European and world premieres for Elton John’s Rocketman, Crimes Of Grindlewald, Marvel’s box office breaking Black Panther and more recently The Royal European Premiere of Disney’s The Lion King.
Key areas of strength for Clara and events:
Amazing host and extremely experienced live presenter/ interviewer