Strictly Come Dancing's Clara Amfo admits she hopes to win in memory of her ...

She has officially joined the 2020 line-up for Strictly Come Dancing. 

And Clara Amfo hopes to claim Strictly gold in honour of her father, as she revealed on Saturday that his death five years ago was the 'the worst day' of her life. 

The Radio 1 DJ, 36, said that she intends to honour her father's memory by busting out some moves on the ballroom floor for the hit BBC TV show.

Noble cause: She has officially joined the 2020 line-up for Strictly Come Dancing and Clara Amfo hopes to win the show in honour of her father following his death five years ago

Noble cause: She has officially joined the 2020 line-up for Strictly Come Dancing and Clara Amfo hopes to win the show in honour of her father following his death five years ago

She recalled the heartbreaking moment she discovered her microbiologist father, Emmanuel, passed away from the heart attack which changed her life forever. 

Clara was in Paris, France, about to compete in a half marathon when she had a foreboding premonition, and her worst fears came true when she received a series of missed calls from her sister.  

She said to The Mirror: 'That morning I felt compelled to call him. I then looked at my phone and saw all these missed calls from my sister. 

Rest in peace: The Radio 1 DJ, 36, revealed on Saturday that she hopes to express her father's love of dancing by busting out some moves on the ballroom floor for the hit BBC TV show

Rest in peace: The Radio 1 DJ, 36, revealed on Saturday that she hopes to express her father's love of dancing by busting out some moves on the ballroom floor for the hit BBC TV show

'In that moment I thought, "I bet my dad has died". I knew I needed to answer the phone but I really didn’t want to.'

According to Clara, she picked up the phone to a 'visceral and guttural' wail from her sister who revealed the devastating news.     

She added: 'I said "Susan, what? what?" I had to hear her say it. She said: "Dad has died," and I screamed. I’ve never had such a deep ­reaction as I had that day.' 

Emmanuel-originally from Ghana- arrived in the UK in the 1970s with just £25 pounds in his pocket. 

Heartbreaking: Clara was in Paris, France, when she had a foreboding premonition, and her worst fears came true when her sister called and revealed their father had passed away

Heartbreaking: Clara was in Paris, France, when she had a foreboding premonition, and her worst fears came true when her sister called and

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