Phil Clifton is a British television and Sony nominated radio presenter, who is hugely likeable, quick-witted, fun and friendly. A confident and competent live broadcaster, he is rapidly making his mark on the UK Entertainment industry, with TV and Radio credits including Channel 4, MTV, Radio X, XFM, BRIT Awards and Channel 5, to name a few.
Phil landed his first presenting role on the indie and alternative radio station XFM, after a brief stint producing shows for Danny Wallace and Dave Berry. 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 gave the first ever radio play to many artists, such as Bastille - whom he’d seen previously performing as an unsigned artist in a North London venue, years before they ever hit the Top 10 - and championed them along the way.
He was later selected by MTV (UK and Ireland) to host some of their chart content and various other MTV productions, including the legendary Gonzo.
He also received the honour of being featured in the annual ‘Red Pages Hot 100’ list, an important industry round-up which predicts the up and coming names in the world of fashion, music, TV, film, politics, sport, and society.
Phil was 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. Mr Clifton also hosted the regional finals of the L’Oréal ‘Hair Colour Trophy’ awards, attended by Alexa Chung, Shingai Shoniwa and George Lamb.
Phil has performed DJ sets at many major events, including sets for the NME Awards, London Fashion Week, Nokia, o2 and Guess, along with various club nights up and down the country.
When XFM relaunched as Radio X, 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 Kay, Johnny Vaughan and Ricky Wilson from The Kaiser Chiefs. Phil is also very passionate about being active in the charity sector; regularly lending support to Mental Health, Addiction and LGBTQ charities.
With his cheeky charm and infectious enthusiasm, Phil has an exciting future ahead on our screens and radios. Watch this space!