Radio 1’s Clara Amfo to host Top of the Pops
Mid-morning presenter Clara Amfo is to join Fearne Cotton as co-host on the special Top of the Pops festive shows.
Clara will be the first new presenter of the TV programme in well over a decade, which will air over Christmas and New Year.
“I’m so happy and honoured to be presenting Top of the Pops alongside Fearne,” Clara says. “It’s an iconic show that I’ve grown up with and continue to enjoy watching, especially during the festive season. 2017 has been a rich year in pop and I can’t wait to celebrate it with the artists, Fearne and everyone at home.”
Mark Cooper, Head of Music Television, BBC Studios says: “Clara is a great champion of all kinds of pop music and she lights up the screen with her radiance. She’s a joy on Radio 1, she did a great job presenting on BBC TV at Glastonbury this year and now she’s co-hosting Top of the Pops! Clara and Fearne will be a formidable duo!”