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Layla Anna-Lee

With a British father and Brazilian mother, Layla was born and raised in West Hampstead, London. Enrolling at Sylvia Young Theatre School at a young age saw Layla win her first job aged just 6. Layla has presented various shows but it’s in her chosen sports field where her talent has really shone.


Layla voiced the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony live for the London Olympic Committee to an audience of over 1 billion after being chosen by Danny Boyle . She also hosted the Olympic Beach Volleyball finals live for the Olympic Committee.

In 2010, Layla was headhunted by SKY Sports, and is still enjoying a successful career with SKY, presenting their major road cycling events and National Championships.

On top of all this, Layla recently hosted the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee  in front of 20,000 in Trafalgar Sq and made Time Out’s Hot 100 – the prestigious list of  the most influential creatives in Britain.

She was also recently named in FHM’s Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World!


  • The Munch Box - ITV’s Saturday morning children’s cooking show.
  • StaRated - Trace Sports Stars International programme rating the best and worst sports personalities.
  • Trois Etapes - Presenter for Channel 4 cycling show. Boomerang Productions. 2013
  • UEFA Champions League - Hosted the UEFA VIP guests pre/post match event at Wembley.
  • Premier League Channel - Football Features Presenter.
  • The Rumor Mill – Kick TVPresenter for one the largest online football Youtube channels in the world.
  • O2 Inside Line – Infiltrating the Rugby England camp in an official RFU programme throughout the QBE internationals.
  • London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonyvoice of the opening ceremony, chosen by Danny Boyle
  • London 2012 Olympic Beach Volleyball at the Horse Guards Parade.
  • OK! onlinepresenting OK! Insider
  • – presenter for one of the largest football sites in the world.
  • Queen’s Diamond Jubilee - Hosted in Trafalgar Square live in front 20,000 people.
  • Sky Sports – National Cycling Championships 2011, British Cycling Elite Circuit Series 2011 &  Volleyball England VolleyBall Finals 2011
  • L’oreal – Colour Trophy Awards 2011
  • Eurosport - European BMX Championships, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup & National Circuit Race Championship
  • Red Bull – Speed Jam 2011
  • OK!TV - Red Carpet Reporter inc. The Classical Brits, Empire Film Awards, Laurence Olivier Awards and many more
  • BBC Bitesize
  • OK! Insider - UK and USA – OK! Magazine show


  • Invisalign – Invisable Braces Campaign
  • Biorepair - Toothpaste Commercial
  • Bacardi - Viral
  • New Magazine – TV Commercial
  • “Hacked Off” - Lead role in a horror feature  by Chipboard Productions

Layla also played Pamela in the feature film Flip A Coin which premiered at the Rain Dance Film Festival winning several awards including Best Comedy, Best Director and Best Original Score.


Layla has been the face of a number of international advertising campaigns including Max Factor, Daewoo Cars, First Choice Holidays, Samsung and Kinder Bueno.

After being interviewed in a 6 page FHM feature, Layla was also name in the FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World list.


Fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese and English


Layla writes a weekly sports blog for the Huffington Post. Since completing a journalism course at The London School of Journalism she scripts OK! Insider and her own shows on Eurosport and Sky Sports.