Who is Clara Amfo? BBC Radio One host and ex-Celebrity MasterChef 2018 contestant

Who is Clara Amfo? BBC Radio One host and ex-Celebrity MasterChef 2018 contestant

January 12, 2019

She has worked at Nickelodeon and KISS FM, and was voted out of Celebrity MasterChef 2018 star  on week 7.  Here's what you need to know on Clara…

Who's Clara Amfo?

Clara was born in Kingston upon Thames on 28 May 1984.

She got her start in showbiz as a presenter on Nickelodeon, and by entering a contestant in the BBC Talent competition that saw her land at CBBC.

The 33-year-old started her radio career at KISS FM in London, presenting the overnight show. She was then promoted to the Saturday Breakfast and then drivetime show.

She joined BBC Radio 1Xtra in 2013, hosting the weekend breakfast show. In 2015, she became the host of The Official Chart on BBC Radio 1, and in the same year, took over from Fearne Cotton as host of the station's mid-morning show.

In May 2018, she was announced in the line up for Celebrity Masterchef 2018 alongside Dolly Parton's sister Stella, and former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews.

What TV shows has Clara Amfo hosted?

Clara only has a small portfolio of TV work, as her background is mainly in radio.

Clara hosted the British premiere of Red Riding Hood and has reported from assorted events in the UK, including Wireless, Global Gathering, SW4 and NASS festivals.

She's also presented for BBC Three.

Clara fronted the channel's coverage of Radio 1’s Big Weekend, T in The Park and Glastonbury festival.

Clara also hosted the Brit Awards 2018 red carpet alongside Capital FM's Roman Kemp.

Does Clara Amfo have a boyfriend?

Cara isn't believed to be dating, as she's previously said she puts her career above romance.

In a 2015 interview, Cara was asked if she ever plans to have kids.

She said: "I don’t know. I don’t have a guy and that’s OK. My career is my boyfriend, I’m happy having fun and being 'Cool Auntie Clara' to my nieces and nephews.

"It’s interesting how people don’t ask male presenters how they cope with childcare."

Is Clara Amfo on social media?

Like all good millennials, Clara has accounts on all the big social media platforms.

She's on Instagram @claraamfo.

She's on Facebook FB.com/ClaraAmfo.

She's on Twitter @claraamfo.

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