Andi Oliver

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Andrea Oliver, generally known as Andi Oliver, is an English chef, television and radio broadcaster, and singer.[1][2]

Early career[edit]

Oliver is a former member of the band Rip Rig + Panic; one of their notable television appearances came when they performed in an episode of the cult comedy show The Young Ones. She used to co-host the Channel 4 television show Baadasss TV alongside Ice-T and frequently appears on the BBC World Service and the BBC's annual coverage of Glastonbury Festival.

Other music projects[edit]

After 1983, Oliver became involved in Kalimba – an African inspired band. In 1990 she joined forces with her brother, forming the Mighty Hog.

In April 2007, she started presenting a six-part cookery show Neneh and Andi Dish it Up with her close friend Neneh Cherry for BBC2.

Current projects[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Oliver was born in London, but her mother's family was of Antiguan descent. Andi Oliver is the mother of television presenter Miquita Oliver.[4] Her brother Sean died in 1990 of sickle cell anaemia aged 27.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC. "BBC TV".
  2. ^ "Neneh and Andi". BBC. Archived from the original on 2009-01-19.
  3. ^ "Changing Cityscapes: London", BBC News, 30 April 2009.
  4. ^ Charlotte Philby, "My Secret Life: Miquita Oliver, television presenter, 24", The Independent, 17 January 2009.
  5. ^ "Episode 2". Eight Go Rallying: The Road to Saigon. BBC2. 26 August 2018. Missing or empty |url= (help)

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