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Clara Amfo: ‘Don’t make me dim my light’

For Clara Amfo, success is nothing without honesty, integrity – and a pinch of impostor syndrome. Here, the broadcaster talks about race, relationships and becoming a Barbie dollClara Amfo makes me want to join in with life. When she talks about the new series of Drag Race UK, I itch to go and watch it. When she’s dancing on Strictly, I want to tune into a show that doesn’t usually hold my attention. And when she’s describing the party scene in her parents’ home country of Ghana, “fast becoming ...
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BBC Radio 1 looks for undiscovered musicians

BBC Radio 1 has teamed up with BBC Music Introducing in a nationwide search for the UK’s undiscovered musicians. The winner will perform in the Radio 1 Live Lounge during Clara Amfo’s show later this year. Applications open at 10am on Saturday 13 March 2021, with new artists are invited to upload their best track to the Introducing Uploader. Applications will close at 11.59pm on Saturday 20 March, after which the tracks will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts. Among the panellists ...
Tags: Music, UK, Bbc, Radio, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Station News, Bbc Radio 1, BBC Music Introducing, Haydn Jones Head of Radio, Chris Price Head of Music at Radio

Scott Mills and Chris Stark bring back the LOLathon

Scott Mills and Chris Stark are hosting another 24 hour LOLathon on BBC Radio 1 for Red Nose Day 2021. The afternoon presenters have done it twice before, with the first one in 2017 causing a few complaints to Ofcom for the middle of the night sex hour and non-innuendo bingo. This year, Radio 1’s LOLathon kicks off on Friday 5th March at 8am and continues until Friday 12 March culminating in the 24-hour marathon show hosted by Scott Mills and Chris Stark. The marathon will commence at 9am on ...
Tags: UK, People, Radio, Ireland, Ofcom, Nick Grimshaw, Steve, Chris, Scott, Mollie King, BBC Radio, Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Chris Stark, Bbc Radio 1

The best podcasts according to Clara Amfo, My Dad Wrote a Porno and more

Looking for a new audio series to burn through? The biggest names in audio reveal their overlooked gemsWynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh and Karen Tongson’s podcast Waiting to X-hale is a queer/WOC analysis of Generation X. But as a late-Xer I love it for more than just nostalgic reasons: Mitchell-Rohrbaugh is a veteran of celebrity magazines, and Tongson is an academic who chairs the Gender & Sexuality Studies department at USC, and the vibe of their show perfectly splits the difference between guilty-...
Tags: Podcasts, Culture, Television & radio, Usc, Clara Amfo, Mitchell Rohrbaugh, Karen Tongson, Tongson

BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo made ambassador at Dulux

Clara Amfo has been unveiled as the ambassador for the Dulux Colour of the Year 2021, Brave Ground. She says: ““I love the colour of Brave Ground and what it symbolises. It’s Mother Earth, our roots. It’s perfect for this year as it makes us feel more connected to where we live.” Clara has been doing up her home recently by adding a bit of Brave Ground paint, which Dulux interestingly told us about in a press release today. “In my daily life I’m surrounded by noise, by music, so I love those ...
Tags: People, Radio, Clara, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Dulux, Brave Ground

Strictly's Aljaz Skorjanec confesses to making mistakes after exit with Clara Amfo

Aljaz Skorjanec has confessed he forgot a part of his dance routine with celebrity partner...
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Strictly's judges divided as fifth celebrity leaves

Clara Amfo became the fifth celebrity to depart the Strictly dance floor on Sunday night....
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Strictly's Kevin Clifton says judges were 'so harsh' with Clara Amfo and Aljaz Skorjanec - watch

Kevin Clifton has taken to his Instagram to share his thoughts on Saturday's Strictly...
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Clara Amfo suffers wardrobe malfunction during Strictly Come Dancing LIVE show

Clara Amfo suffered a wardrobe malfunction as her dress ripped as she performed the...
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BBC Radio 1 hires singer songwriter YUNGBLUD

BBC Radio 1 has partnered with YUNGBLUD for a brand new weekly podcast launching on BBC Sounds in October. Announced during his appearance on Clara Amfo’s show today for Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month 2020, The YUNGBLUD Podcast will interview young music fans who are approaching turning points in their lives. Each week, he’ll chat to one fan to discuss topics and issues affecting young people today, whether it be gender, sexuality, identity, money worries, friendships, style or mental health. ...
Tags: UK, Instagram, Podcasts, Top, Bbc, Radio, Swansea, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Yungblud, Haydn Jones Head of Radio, BBC Music Introducing Stage at Radio

Clara Amfo reveals one thing Kate Middleton loves to tease Prince William about

They're known for their playful relationship and will often tease each other in public,...
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Strictly Come Dancing: Clara Amfo and Ranvir Singh join line-up

The Radio 1 host joins Ranvir Singh, Caroline Quentin, Max George and Jason Bell on the dancefloor.
Tags: UK, News, Clara Amfo, Jason Bell, Ranvir Singh, Ranvir Singh Caroline Quentin Max George

Clara Amfo and Swarzy Macaly do online BBC workshops

The BBC Living Rooms Sessions – a series of online summer workshops for young people in the Stratford area – will include sessions with BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo and KISS DJ Swarzy Macaly. The sessions are taking place in advance of the BBC’s move of music studios to East Bank, the creative and cultural quarter on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The East Summer School programme is organised by London Legacy Development Corporation, in partnership with the BBC and a range of community and...
Tags: Bbc, People, Radio, East London, Stratford, Waltham Forest, BBC Radio, East Bank, TBC, London Legacy Development Corporation, Clara Amfo, Swarzy Macaly, Michael Atkinson, Bbc Sounds, Alan Davey Controller, BBC Living Rooms Sessions

Building a creative, diverse future for BBC Radio & Music

Following news that BBC Radio and Music has allocated £12 million of its existing commissioning budget over the next three years to be spent on diverse and inclusive content, James Purnell, Director BBC Radio & Education writes about Building a creative, diverse future for BBC Radio & Music. “On Sunday 31 st of May, I got a text from Lorna Clarke, the Controller of Pop at the BBC. She was updating me on the work her teams had done over the weekend on how to respond to the death of George Floyd....
Tags: UK, Top, Opinion, Bbc, Radio, James Purnell, Alerts, BBC Radio, Lorna, Clara Amfo, BBC Radio and Music, BBC Radio Music, Lorna Clarke, Renay Richardson, BBC Radio amp, BBC Radio Education

British Podcast Awards 2020 winners announced

All the winners for the British Podcast Awards have been announced during an online event. Hosted by Clara Amfo and BBC 6 Music’s Rhianna Dhillion, with Claudia Winkleman, Louis Theroux, Ian Wright and Mel Giedroyc also taking part. BBC Radio 4’s Tunnel 29 won the best Radio Podcast, whilst BBC Radio 1’s breakfast presenter Greg James won Best Live Episode for Tailenders with Jimmy Anderson and Felix White. If you missed them, they’ll be broadcast by BBC Radio 4 Extra on Tuesday July 14th at...
Tags: Podcasts, Top, China, Bbc, Radio, Fifa, David Walliams, Anna, Jimmy Anderson, George Ezra, BBC Radio, Mel Giedroyc, Ellie, Greg James, Felix White, Sam Walker

BBC Radio 1's Clara Amfo breaks down live on air as she reveals emotional reason she skipped radio show

BBC Radio 1 presenter Clara Amfo was overcome with emotion during her radio show on Tuesday...
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Radio 1's Clara Amfo praised for emotional speech on racism

The broadcaster spoke candidly about how George Floyd's death affected her mental health.
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Clara Amfo praised for emotional anti-racism speech on Radio 1

The broadcaster spoke candidly about how George Floyd's death affected her mental health.
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Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo's emotional speech about George Floyd's death

The broadcaster spoke candidly about George Floyd's death, racism her mental health, live on Radio 1.
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Radio 1 makes Stay Home Live Lounge to raise money

BBC Radio 1 is to record its biggest ever Live Lounge for charity amid the coronavirus crisis, featuring Dua Lipa, Chris Martin, AJ Tracey, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and more. The Stay Home Live Lounge will be broadcast for the first time across Radio 1, Radio 2, 1Xtra, 6Music and Asian Network from midday on Thursday 23 April and will see some of the music industry’s biggest stars collaborate on a cover of Foo Fighters’ ‘Times Like These’ to raise money for charities, with the accompanying vi...
Tags: Music, UK, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Who, BBC Radio, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Asian Network, Fraser T Smith, COVID, Fraser T Smith Foo Fighters

Radio 1 changes schedule during coronavirus crisis

BBC Radio 1 is making changes to its schedule during the coronavirus crisis so it can continue its output while helping presenters and staff protect themselves and others. The duration of daytime shows will increase, meaning fewer presenters will be in the studio throughout the day. Instead of five shows across the day 4am until 7pm, there will now only be four. A small number of presenters will therefore rotate each week. The new schedule will come into effect from Monday 30 March and will rem...
Tags: Top, Radio, Nick Grimshaw, Station, Matt, BBC Radio, Mollie, Greg James, Scott Mills, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Adele Roberts, Jordan North, Arielle Free, Haydn Jones Head of Programmes at Radio, Scott Mills Week

James Bond: 25th film launched in Jamaica – but still no title

Daniel Craig’s swansong as 007 will see the return of Léa Seydoux, as well as previously-confirmed Rami Malek Fresh details of plot and cast for the 25th James Bond film have been revealed at an official launch at Ian Fleming’s villa in Jamaica. With the sea in the background, a platter of pears and papaya in front, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson as well as new director Cary Fukunaga told radio presenter Clara Amfo that the new film opens with Bond relaxing in “his spiritua...
Tags: Film, Culture, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Judi Dench, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Craig, Jamaica, Barbara Broccoli, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Bond, Cary Fukunaga, Rami Malek, Broccoli, Lea Seydoux

BBC Radio 3 launches classical music podcast

Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and Dev, BBC Radio 6 music presenters Shaun Keaveny and Amy Lamé, BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction and broadcaster Gemma Cairney are the first guests to appear on BBC Radio 3’s new classical music podcast. In each episode of Classical Fix, broadcaster and writer Clemency Burton-Hill will curate a bespoke playlist of six tracks for her guest, who will then join her to discuss their impressions of their brand new classical music discoveries. Classical Fix is the latest p...
Tags: Podcasts, Bbc, Radio, Programmes, BBC Radio, Tom Service, BBC Asian Network, Clara Amfo, Shaun Keaveny, Bbc Radio 3, Gemma Cairney, Clemency Burton Hill, Amy Lamé, Bobby Friction, Time Travellers

Kendrick Lamar Talks ‘Black Panther,’ GRAMMYs Performance & “Wokeness” with BBC Radio 1

As his sold-out DAMN. Tour made its way across the pond earlier this month, Kendrick Lamar sat down with BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo for a brief yet typically insightful interview. Kung Fu Kenny talked about how being a hype man for Jay Rock helped him develop his live show, his epic GRAMMYs performance with Dave Chappelle, and the creative process behind making the Black Panther soundtrack. “I wanted to embody something that represented our black culture but it also represented the creative si...
Tags: Interviews, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Dave Chappelle, Jay Rock, BBC Radio, Kendrick, Clara Amfo, Bbc Radio 1, Kung Fu Kenny, Kendrick Lamar Talks

Clara Amfo replaces Reggie Yates on Christmas Top of the Pops

The Radio 1 DJ replaces Reggie Yates, who's stepped down from hosting the festive specials.
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Radio 1’s Clara Amfo to host Top of the Pops

Clara will be the first new presenter of the TV programme in well over a decade.
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JAY-Z Calls Out Donald Trump: 'I'm Not Fearful… We've Been Through So Much More Than This Guy'

Good for you, JAY-Z!!! The rapper came out in a BBC interview this week with some very strong comments against the destructive presidency of Donald Trump, going in on the guy in a way we can only hope more people see!!! Related: Is JAY-Z Headlining That Hurricane Relief Concert, Or What?! Speaking to host Clara Amfo in an interview that predominantly covered music and his family life, JAY-Z nevertheless did touch on the social issues sweeping across the world -- and namely, the things surroundin...
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JAY-Z Performs “Family Feud” & “Numb/Encore” on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

During his recent stop in the UK, which included a headlining set at V Festival, JAY-Z delivered his first BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance in almost a decade. Joined by Young Guru and a choir, Hov performed “Family Feud,” off his new album 4:44, and “Numb/Encore,” which he dedicated to the late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. Jay also sat down with BBC Radio 1’s Clara Amfo to discuss his career trajectory from Reasonable Doubt to 4:44, social media, being inducted into the Songw...
Tags: UK, Interviews, America, Jay-z, United States, Jazz, Linkin Park, BBC Radio, Live Lounge, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Clara Amfo, Performances, Bbc Radio 1, Damien Marley, Chester Bennington Jay

Radio 1 announces Live Lounge Month line-up

Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles and Pink are among the 21 acts who’ll be on Radio 1 during Live Lounge Month. The station’s mid-morning presenter Clara Amfo announced the full line-up today, with most performances live in the New Broadcasting House studio taking place Monday to Friday throughout September. Other acts taking part include Coldplay’s Chris Martin, The Script, Rita Ora, Foo Fighters, Craig David and George Ezra. Radio 1 says the artists will be all performing a Live Lounge cover ...
Tags: UK, Lorde, Los Angeles, Bbc, Radio, Today, Chris Martin, Radio 1, Coldplay, Mars, New Broadcasting House, Music News, Ben Cooper, George Ezra, Wolf Alice, Craig David

Watch Justin Bieber Show Off His Insane House… And Basketball Skills!

Justin Bieber is showing off the place he calls home! BBC Radio 1 recently flew across the pond to chat with the superstar at his house in El Lay, and even got a quick tour in the process! Related: Sofia Opens Up About Her Relationship With Justin! In a new video the station released on Thursday, the singer hung out with Radio 1's Clara Amfo, and showed her around the grounds of his sweet pad! The blonde babe flaunted the pond where he goes fishing, as well as the various boats he'll take on the...
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