For TV viewers, there is an added treat this autumn with two of St Mary’s University, Twickenham’s most famous alumni taking part in some of the country’s most popular shows.
Media Arts graduate and BBC Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo is taking part in the hit series Strictly Come Dancing. Partnered with professional dancer Aljaž Skorjanec, Clara is already in to the fourth week of the competition, with the pair having put in impressive performances with their Tango, Viennese Waltz and Cha Cha Cha carrying them through to the next week.
After graduating from St Mary’s, Clara went to work for Heart Radio before joining Radio 1 Xtra as a weekend host and MTV as their Official Chart Show host in 2013. In 2015 she became the host of the Radio 1 Official Chart Show and Live Lounge, where she has hosted fellow St Mary’s Graduate Tom Grennan a number of times.
Elsewhere, St Mary’s alumnus Sir Mo Farah will soon be heading to Gwrych Castle, in Abergele, for this year’s edition of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Although cooler than the usual Australian setting, Sir Mo won’t have to face the usual Bushtucker Trials.
Sir Mo, who will be joined in the camp by a host of celebrities including Victoria Derbyshire, Vernon Kaye and Shane Richie, studied, trained and lived at St Mary’s from 2001-2011. He is the World’s most successful distance athlete, winning a Double-Double of Olympic titles in 2012 and 2016, and five World Championship titles. Make sure to tune in to ITV from Sunday 15th November to support Sir Mo.