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Layla Anna-Lee

Star Sports, ESPN, Eleven Sports Network

In 2012 Layla landed the job of a lifetime and was handpicked by Danny Boyle to voice the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony live to an audience of nearly 1 billion. That same year Layla hosted the ‘Olympic Beach Volleyball Finals’ and the ‘Queen’s Diamond Jubilee’ in Trafalgar Square, both to an audience of over 20,000. She also featured in FHM’s ‘100 Sexiest Women in the World’ and made Time Out’s ‘Hot 100’ – a prestigious list of the most influential creatives in Britain.

Layla can also boast an illustrious television career having fronted pieces for ITV, Channel 4, Sky Sports, Eurosport and Premier League TV. She has been afforded many on-screen privileges, including carrying out Michael Owen’s retirement interview and being given unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the England Rugby Team during the QBE Internationals. Layla can currently be found presenting on ITV for the popular Saturday morning children’s show ‘The Munch Box’, which now returns for a second series.

An accomplished writer, Layla attended the London School of Journalism and regularly writes for the Huffington Post.  Throughout her presenting career she has often assisted in writing her scripts and benefits from being a multilinguist; fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese.

With her diverse skills, Layla was soon approached by ‘Kick TV’ – one of the most popular football channels on Youtube – to become a weekly presenter; establishing herself as a prominent figure in the ever increasing world of online programming. As a Kick TV correspondent, she travelled to Brazil to cover the protests at the 2013 Confederations Cup and then returned in 2014 with her own series to investigate life behind the Brazilian World Cup.

This breakthrough in online content soon led to Layla being headhunted by Adidas to co-anchor their live multi-episode series ‘The Dugout’ at the 2014 Brazilian World Cup, enabling her to interview the likes of David Beckham, Kaka & Patrick Vieira live. The series drove more than 15 million visits from YouTube to the brand’s website and the content they created for the event trebled their YouTube subscribers and earned over 1.5 billion YouTube impressions. Layla continues to work with the brand fronting their Champions League show adidas GameDay+, currently the most popular football show online. This has led to Layla interviewing many of the world’s top-ranking football players, including being entrusted with the very rare opportunity of carrying out an in-depth interview with Lionel Messi, which received widespread media coverage and was revered by the industry.

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Title/Year Association Role Details
#MyEPL, 2016 - Present Eleven Sports Network Presenter Another series written and presented by Layla, reporting weekly on the latest action in the English Premier League, broadcast for the Eleven Sports Network from across Asia through to European countries such as Poland and Belgium.
Indian Super League, 2016 Star Sports India Presenter and Interviewer Temporarily relocating and filming live from the studio in Mumbai, Layla presented the Star India ISL show for it's third season in it's entirety of 3 months to millions of viewers across India and Asia, also interviewing stars including Thierry Henry.
Airpower, 2016 Red Bull TV Field Reporter On location in Zeltweg (Austria), Layla reported live on the sidelines from Austria's biggest airshow which attracts over 300,000 fans.
#MyEuros, 2016 Eleven Sports Network Presenter A series written and presented by Layla reporting on the latest in Euros 2016, broadcast on the Eleven Euro channel for Eleven Sports Network, the exclusive broadcaster for the UEFA European Championships 2016 in Singapore, as well as their OTT service and VOD app.
Elite Circuit Series, 2016 Eurosport Presenter and Interviewer Reporting from race locations all around the U.K for one of the most significant events in the British professional cycling calender.
Wings For Life World Run, 2016 Red Bull TV Presenter and Interviewer Reporting backstage from the Brasilia location of this worldwide race across 34 countries in 12 time zones.
Fanzone, 2016 Premier League TV Presenter Presenting the globally broadcast TV show live, interacting with fans from around the world via Skype, phone and social media as well as in-studio guests to discuss the latest in Premier League news.
The Munch Box Series 2, 2015 ITV & CITV Presenter Children's Saturday morning cooking show on ITV; repeated regularly on CITV.
Soccer AM, 2014 Sky Sports Guest Participant of a football YouTubers shoot out segment.
The Munch Box Series 1, 2014 ITV & CITV Presenter Children's Saturday morning cooking show on ITV; repeated regularly on CITV.
StaRated, 2013 Trace Sports Stars Presenter Channel dedicated to sport celebrities & news.
Trois Etapes, 2013 Channel 4 Presenter Six part series. Cosaveli pro-am race series over the French Alps.
Football Features, 2013 Premier League Channel Presenter & Interviewer Worldwide broadcast; interviews included Michael Owen, Dion Dublin & Kevin Phillips.
Most Shocking Celebrity Moments, 2012 & 2013 Channel 5 Talking Head Popular annual countdown show.
National Road Race Series, 2011 & 2013 Sky Sports Presenter Presenter of British Cycling Elite Circuit Series.
Gabby Logan Live, 2012 Channel 5 Guest Presenter Featured in two episodes with behind the scenes reports on the filming sets of 'Jane Eyre' and 'In Time'.
London Olympics Opening Ceremony, 2012 Worldwide Broadcast Voice of Opening Ceremony Hand picked by Danny Boyle to voice the opening ceremony live in English and French to close to 1 billion viewers.
OK! TV, 2008 - 2012 OK Magazine Show Red Carpet Reporter Red carpet reporter for weekly celebrity news show. Events included: The Classical Brits, Empire Film Awards & Laurence Olivier Awards.
England Beach Volleyball Finals, 2011 Sky Sports Presenter Host and interviewer at beach volleyball event.
National Circuit Race Championship, 2011 Eurosport Presenter Host and interviewer for national cycling championships.
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, 2011 Eurosport Presenter Host and interviewer for mountain bike championships.
European BMX Championships, 2011 Eurosport Presenter Host and interviewer for BMX championships.
Big Brother’s Big Mouth, 2010 Channel 4 Celebrity Expert Regular appearances sharing her thoughts with host Davina McCall.
Title/Year Association Role Details
ESPN Sports Round Up, 2016 - Present ESPN UK Presenter Reporting three times a week on all breaking sports stories, presenting videos featured on the official global website and ESPNFC, as well as their award winning app.
F2 Show Live, 2016 Adidas Presenter & Interviewer Presenting alongside F2 Freestylers Billy Wingrove & Jeremy Lynch in their debut live series from Pengola on the roof, interviewing names including Theo Walcott and Wretch 32 to be featured on their hugely popular YouTube channel with nearly 4.5 million subscribers.
Gameday + Episode Finale, 2016 Adidas Football Presenter Presenting the episode finale of YouTube's most popular Champions League series, with an audience of over 750,000 subscribers. For the finale, Layla gets a tour around Madrid with Fernando Torres, and a defending masterclass with Filipe Luís and Juanfran.
Official Kit Launch, 2016 Manchester United F.C Presenter and Interviewer Presenting for the club's first ever online live-stream, Layla interviewed Juan Mata and Jessie Lingard about the team's new away kit, which was broadcast on their Facebook page to over 69 million followers, and gained over 1.1 million views in under 24 hours.
Gameday +, 2015 Adidas Football Presenter Presenter of YouTube's most popular Champions League series, with an audience of over 750,000 subscribers; regularly interviewing the biggest footballers in the world, including the likes of Messi, Bale and Suarez.
The Dugout, 2014 Adidas Football Presenter World Cup show live from Rio interviewing footballers including David Beckham. Over the World Cup Adidas trebled their YouTube subscribers and drove over 1.5 billion impressions.
Six Superfoods Your Body will Love, 2014 Sorted Food Celebrity Guest Featured Guest on one of the worlds top 3 largest online food channels. Layla's episode hit over 180,000 views.
Layla's World Cup, 2014 KICK TV Presenter Presenter of behind-the-scenes series from Rio during the World Cup 2014. The series brought in over 340,000 views.
Interview with the Vamps, 2014 Saint Kidd Clothing Presenter & Interviewer Exclusive launch interview.
O2 Unlocked, 2013 - 2014 YouTube Channel Tech Presenter Series taking a look at the latest tech celebrities are using. Interviews included an exclusive chat with 50cent.
The Rumour Mill, 2012 - 2014 KICK TV Presenter Weekly show bringing the biggest transfer rumours from the world of football to over 1 million subscribers.
Live World Cup Draw, 2013 KICK TV Co-anchor Broadcast live from New York reacting to the world cup draw in real time.
Confederations Cup & Protests, 2013 KICK TV Presenter On location in Brazil guiding viewers through the nation's preparations for the World Cup. Over 200,000 viewers.
02 Inside Line, 2012 RFU TV Presenter Infiltrating the Ruby England camp throughout the QBE internationals.
Balotelli’s Top 10 Moments of Madness, 2012 Talking Head Countdown show.
The Goal Post, 2012 Presenter Weekly football gossip show.
The Goal Line, 2012 Presenter Daily show featuring updates during Euro 2012.
OK! Insider, 2008 - 2012 UK & US Magazine Show Presenter Celebrity and entertainment news show.
Balcony TV, 2008 – 2009 Web Series Presenter Weekly music show sowcasing the latest music talent, including Ed Sheeran and James McVey.
Bitesize, 2008 BBC Presenter French tuition videos.
Title/Year Association Role Details
Sport Industry NextGen: A Celebration, 2017 Sport Industry Group Host & Interviewer Hosting the stage at Village Underground for an evening that celebrates the most promising upcoming talent in sport, along with interviewing inspirational figures in the industry including Troy Deeney.
Chelsea FC Champions Club, 2014 - 2016 UEFA Host & Interviewer Live host from the Champions Club including live interviews with Chelsea FC players.
Red Hook Crit Championship Series, 2016 Rockstar Games Host & Interviewer Presenting from on race location in New York, London, Barcelona and Milan through out the year in one of the world's most exciting and unique international cycling championships.
The Berenberg Gary Player Invitational, 2016 Black Knight International Host & Interviewer Hosting the U.K ceremony for the Gary Player Invitational, led by the golfing legend and attended by other pro-golfers and sports stars from around the world.
Pelé Q&A Event, 2016 Pro: Direct Soccer Host & Interviewer Taking place in the unique Pro: Direct Soccer flagship store on Carnaby Street, Layla hosted this exclusive Q&A event where she interviewed Pelé with her own personally composed questions. As well as attracting a mass of fans and supporters onto Carnaby Street, it also gained huge media attention from footballing press and bloggers.
Player of the Year Awards, 2016 Crystal Palace F.C Host & Interviewer From the Odeon in Leicester Square, interviewing players upon arrival on the red carpet, hosting through out the ceremony, and catching people's reactions after the awards.
Team GB & Paralympic GB Kit Launch, 2016 Stella McCartney Host & Interviewer On stage hosting the official reveal of the Team GB and Paralympic GB kit for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, interviewing athletes Jessica Ennis-Hill, Tom Daley, Olivia Breen and Tom Mitchell.
Tango League Launch, 2016 Adidas UK Host & Interviewer Hosting team captains at the launch of Adidas’s Tango League, the first stage in the tournament which gives young talent the chance to represent London in the European Finals and become Adidas ambassadors.
Jose Mourinho Press Conference, 2016 Adidas UK Host Presenting the press conference and interviewing Jose Mourinho.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Awards, 2016 Live Event Host Taking place in Malta, hosting an award ceremony for the esteemed biotechnology product brand.
Velothon Wales, 2015 & 2016 UCI Velothon Majors Host Joining the cyclists at both the start and finish line, hosting live from the cycling race that takes riders through Wales’ spectacular scenery.
Rugby World Cup, 2015 Live Event Host & Interviewer Hosting live from the Rugby World Cup 2015. Interviewing various high profile rugby players.
Euro 2016 Sponsorship Dinner, 2014 UEFA Host Live host at launch dinner for Euro 2016 sponsors, including live Q&A with footballers.
Future 8 Awards, 2014 The Guardian Awards Host Host of children's technology awards show.
FSB Business Awards Ceremonies, 2014 Federation of Small Businesses Awards Host Hosted various Business Awards around the UK.
L'Oreal Colour Trophy Awards, 2011 & 2014 L'Oreal Competition Host Host of one of the biggest national hairdressing competitions.
Great North Run, 2013 Great North Run Presenter Co-hosted event alongside Olympian Iwan Thomas.
Champions League Final, 2013 UEFA Master of Ceremonies VIP Guests area at Wembley hosting alongside Dan Walker.
Queens' Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, 2012 Mayor of London Host Stage host of live celebrations to over 20,000 people in Trafalgar Square, including an on-stage interview with Boris Johnson.
London Olympics Beach Volleyball, 2012 London Olympics Host Event held at the Horse Guards Parade with over 20,000 attendees.
Speed Jam, 2011 Red Bull Presenter Live presenting alongside Jake Humphry as drivers from Formula 1 & NASCAR take over the streets of Cardiff
Title/Year Association Role Details
The Huffington Post, 2012 - present Online Blog Sports Writer Writing various opinion articles surrounding the Olympics, The World Cup and the Champions League. Examples to be found at:
Layla The Eagle, 2015 - 2016 Crystal Palace Writer Regular columnist for the Crystal Palace match day programme.
World Cup Guide, 2014 Stylist Magazine Writer Four page spread in print magazine detailing the upcoming World Cup from a woman's perspective, and encouraging more females to get into sport, both as a fan and participant.
Goals and Glamour, 2014 Benefit Cosmetics Online Blogger Layla blogged throughout her time at the Brazilian World Cup and documented the various beauty products and regimes she was using.
Resident Big Brother Expert Layla Anna-Lee, 2010 - 2012 OK! Online Blogger Detailing the latest BB gossip and reporting on the goings-on in the house.