The ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star is being lined up to appear on the popular Channel 4 show later this year with her mother Gracie and she “can’t wait” to take part in the programme.
A source said: “Clara is Channel 4’s first new big name signing for the next series of Celebrity Gogglebox. She will be taking a seat on her sofa alongside her mum Gracie. As a massive fan of Gogglebox Clara cannot wait to take part and is really looking forward to filming it.”
Clara will appear on a special edition of the show to mark Black History Month.
The insider added to The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre TV column of the channel’s wider plans: “As one of the ways Channel 4 are marking Black History Month they are airing a special Gogglebox episode with just black talent. The bookers are reaching for the stars quite literally with the line up.
“Along with Clara, they want to approach big names including Sir Lenny Henry, Naomi Campbell and Dame Kelly Holmes. It will be an absolutely outstanding line up when everyone is confirmed.”
Channel 4’s Ian Katz recently revealed plans for a day to celebrate Black talent.
Katz said: “Channel 4 was created to give voice to underrepresented parts of society and do things which other broadcasters would not, and the Black Takeover qualifies on both counts. It will be much more than a day of eye-catching programming, providing a focal point for our efforts to drive up on and off screen representation and leaving a lasting legacy on the channel and beyond.”