BBC Radio has announced that Clara Amfo will join the daytime roster of DJs on Radio 1, becoming the new host of Radio 1’s Live Lounge, presenting the weekday 10am – 1pm show on the network from Monday 25 May. It was also announced that Fearne Cotton, who joined Radio 1 in 2005, will be leaving the station.
Clara is the second solo female host of The Official Chart and has presented the iconic Radio 1 show since 25 January 2015. The rising star will continue to host The Official Chart but will step down from hosting the Weekend Breakfast Show (6-10am) on 1Xtra on Sunday 17 May. She will take over from the current Live Lounge host, Fearne Cotton, who announced she is leaving Radio 1.
“I am honoured and thrilled to be presenting such a huge show on Radio 1. The broadcasters who have gone before me have left an impressive trail and I hope to carry that on. Doing this job is an absolute joy and to now have the opportunity to broadcast Monday to Friday is something that I am so grateful for. I can’t wait to introduce a Live Lounge artist for the first time!”
Congratulations and well done Clara.
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