Amy Lamé has been selected as London’s first night czar, a position that will see the comedian, activist and broadcaster try to turn the capital into a thriving 24-hour city like its European neighbours.

Lamé has been active in campaigning on behalf of venues in the past, and said she was privileged to hold the position.

"I can’t wait to hit the streets and have loads of ideas of what I can do for revellers, night-time workers, businesses and stakeholders.

“For too long, the capital’s night-time industry has been under pressure — music venues and nightclubs in particular are closing at an alarming rate.

“With the advent of the Night Tube, and the Mayor’s commitment to protect iconic venues across the city, I’m confident that I can inspire a positive change in the way people think about the night-time economy.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called the role "the toughest gig in City Hall," and said he was "absolutely delighted to announce the appointment of London’s first-ever night czar.

"The recent closure of the world-famous nightclub fabric and the threats facing other venues across the capital show why Amy will be a much-needed ambassador for the city after dark.”

The position will be part time at two days a week, and have a £32,000 salary.

H/T Evening Standard