How do we stop talking about racism at school and work and do something about it?
In the first episode of our second series, we’re in conversation with television presenter Will Njobvu to talk about the need for greater diversity and representation in schools and colleges as well as in the workplace.
Will has regularly featured as a co-host on Channel 5’s flagship daytime chat show, Jeremy Vine. He’s also hosted ITV2’s entertainment news show FYI Daily and previously worked as a co-presenter on BBC Africa’s children’s show, What’s New?
In this frank conversation with our host Joe McLoughlin, Will shares his experiences of racism and homophobia growing up as a black gay young person. He goes on to explain how accepting who he is and being true to himself has helped him move forward and achieve his ambitions to work in the media and a happier healthier life.
We look forward to your company as we kick off Series 2 of the Let’s Go Further podcast.
About Will Njobvu:
Will Njobvu is a TV and radio presenter, whose infectious personality and extensive live experience singles him out as a real talent to watch. In 2021, he hosted The Masked Singer: Unmasked which aired exclusively on ITV Hub and was repeated on ITV2. Unmasked contains exclusive interviews with that evening’s unmasked celebrity and is home to all the backstage gossip with panelists Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall, Rita Ora and new recruit Mo Gilligan. At the end of 2022, Will also fronted Channel 4’s hit documentary Life After Love Island: UNTOLD.
Will hosts both the Saturday Breakfast Show and Sunday afternoons on Capital XTRA. He also covers the Entertainment Presenter role on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. While The Masked Singer UK series 2 was on air, Will presented and scripted a 4-part digital series for Good Morning Britain called Who’s Behind The Mask? – which received over 3 million impressions online.
Having graduated from De Montfort University with a degree in Media and Communications with Journalism, Will went on to work on the production side for Sky News, BBC Radio London, Channel 5 News and This Morning. Will has regularly featured as a co-host on Channel 5’s flagship daytime chat show, Jeremy Vine. He’s also hosted ITV2’s entertainment news show FYI Daily and previously worked as a co-presenter on BBC Africa’s children’s show, What’s New?
In 2018, Will filmed a short feature documentary called ‘Sudden Cardiac Deaths’ for Victoria Derbyshire’s BBC2 show, about young people living with undetected heart conditions; a topic close to his heart, as he was diagnosed with an acute heart condition himself at the age of 22.
Overcoming adversity, identity, sexuality, mental health and heart health are all topics Will is able to speak about. As a member of the LGBT community who was bullied because of his sexuality in school, Will enjoys speaking about the importance of being comfortable with your identity and taking care of your mental health as he too has overcome depression in the past.
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