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Clara Amfo joins ITV for music showcase series


Clara Amfo joins ITV for music showcase series

ITV has announced a brand-new music show ITV Studio Sessions in partnership with Priority from O2…

ITV Studio Sessions aims to champion top talent and exciting emerging artists from the UK. The six-part series will deliver an immersive, one-of-a-kind 30′ with each episode giving fans in the audience and watching at home an intimate experience, all expertly led by one of music’s most celebrated broadcasters, podcast host and tastemaker – Clara Amfo.

Host Clara Amfo:

“I am thrilled to be part of something brand new on ITV with Studio Sessions as I wholly believe that music performance on television is still such a treat for artists to do and for their fans to enjoy. As the host and consultant producer, I’m truly looking forward to having rooted conversations with our guests, so that audiences can learn something new about them and of course see them celebrate their most beloved and new songs!”

The show will platform some of the most talented UK musicians as well as championing new singers with Becky Hill, Cat Burns, Jess Glynne, Tom Walker, YUNGBLUD and BRIT award rising star winner Sekou, as they perform new music, old favourites and one-of-a-kind covers allowing audiences to enjoy the artists in a whole new light.

The six artists will take the stage in front of an audience of Priority members in O2 Blueroom which resides inside the UK’s most iconic music venue, The O2.

ITV Studio Sessions

ITV and O2 share a rich legacy in music and connecting fans to experiences they love. From ITV’s broadcasting of The BRIT Awards and An Audience with Kylie, to O2’s heritage within the industry – offering early access to the most sought-after tickets in entertainment and O2’s exclusive Priority Gig series which has seen iconic talent such as Sam Fender and Anne-Marie headline intimate shows for customers.

Audiences will also get to discover the stories that inspired the artists’ work as Clara will interview the artist between songs, finding out how their tracks have had an impact on their lives and what we can expect next.

Amfo is one of the UK’s most celebrated award-winning broadcasters, best known for her work on BBC Radio 1, hosting the prestigious Live Lounge and Future Sounds and most recently hosted The BRIT Awards 2024.

She has interviewed some of the world’s most renowned artists from Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lemar, Sir Elton John and Billie Eilish, who personally requested Clara for her L.A. Special “Billie Eilish:Up Close”, whilst also supporting new and returning artists including Pink Pantheress, Raye, Sam Smith and The Last Dinner Party. As a Trustee for London’s Royal Academy of Arts, she has a passion for making art more accessible. On TV, Clara has hosted Glastonbury, The Earthshot Prize, BAFTA Film, TOTP and sat as an esteemed guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race and ITV’s The Voice.

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning ITV:

“ITV Studio Sessions offers the perfect mix of music and insightful conversation, and I am delighted about this exciting new series starting this May. Clara is a dynamic presenter and has interviewed the biggest names in music and entertainment, making her the perfect host.”

All of the episodes will be available to watch on ITVX from Friday 3rd May 2024 and will be exclusively broadcast on ITV1 every Friday night at 10.45pm.

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