TV and radio presenter Phil Clifton began his career presenting Early Breakfast on Xfm London and Xfm Manchester. A confident and competent live broadcaster, he rapidly made his mark on the UK Entertainment industry with stints at Channel 4, MTV, Radio X, XFM, BRIT Awards and Channel 5.
After a brief stint producing shows for Danny Wallace and Dave Berry, Phil made his debut as a presenter on Xfm. After only a few months on air, he was nominated for the prestigious ‘Sony Rising Star Award’ and quickly promoted up the schedule to Weekend Breakfast. A passionate music fan, Phil soon became renowned for promoting rising musical talent, giving bands such as Bastille their first radio plays.
Because of this, he was selected by MTV to host ‘The Official UK Rock Chart’, as well as other productions, including weekly music show ‘Gonzo’.
Phil was later part of the presenting team for Channel 4’s flagship music-based breakfast show ‘Freshly Squeezed’, together with Jameela Jamil and Matt Edmondson. The programme featured studio performances, the latest music videos and interviews with top recording artists. He also hosted official online and national radio content for The BRIT Awards, and presented behind-the-scenes backstage and red carpet footage during the show.
When XFM relaunched as Radio X in 2015, Phil was part of the refreshed presenting team that took the station to a national audience, with an all-star line-up including the likes of Chris Moyles, Vernon