Clara Amfo replaces Reggie Yates on Christmas Top of the Pops

From BBC - December 5, 2017

BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo is to replace Reggie Yates on BBC One's Top of the Pops Christmas and New Year specials.

Yates stepped down from the shows on Monday after making "ill-considered remarks" in a podcast.

He apologised last month for using the phrase "fat Jewish guy" to refer to managers in the music industry.

Yates has co-hosted the festive shows with Fearne Cotton since 2004, but his place will now be taken by Amfo, who hosts Radio 1's mid-morning programme.

"I am so happy and honoured to be presenting Top of the Pops alongside Fearne," she said in a statement.

"It's an iconic show that I have grown up with and continue to enjoy watching, especially during the festive season. 2017 has been a rich year in pop and I ca not wait to celebrate it with the artists, Fearne and everyone at home."


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