​​Alongside being a household Radio 1 name, Clara has hosted coverage of the Brits and the Baftas, taken a critical look at the fame industry, interviewed stars of stage and screen, and competed on Strictly, as well as celebrity editions of Pointless and Masterchef.


Clara Amfo is a TV and radio presenter known for the energy and knowledge she brings to music, interviews and live performances on BBC Radio 1. She took over the reins of the Future Sounds show from Annie Mac and previously hosted the Radio 1 daytime show, including its world-famous Live Lounge slot, and the iconic Chart Show. 

Starting her broadcasting career at Kiss FM, Clara soon moved to host the 1Xtra breakfast show and appear on MTV before heading to the BBC.

On TV, Clara has hosted coverage of the Brit Awards, the MOBOs, and the Baftas, as well as being a part of the BBC’s Glastonbury presenting team. Along the way she’s interviewed stars from Nicki Minaj to Spike Lee, Drake and Britney Spears. Her 1Xtra documentary Deeper than Skin was widely praised for it’s look at the sensitive subject of skin bleaching, whilst she also look a critical look at the fame industry for Newnight’s culture-focused spin-off, Artsnight.

As well as competing in Strictly Come Dancing, Clara has appeared on Would I Lie to You?, Celebrity Juice, Pointless Celebrities and Celebrity Masterchef, and has reported for The One Show.

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JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH