Andrea Oliver

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Andrea "Andi" Oliver is a British television and radio broadcaster, and singer.

Early career[edit]

Andi 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, Andi 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]

  • Host "Truth About Food"
  • Host "The Selector" – A radio show for The British Council
  • Host of BBC Four first-ever Radio 3 World Music Awards
  • A part in the charity performance of the Vagina Monologues at The Royal Albert Hall
  • Andrea also recently took part in the Changing Cityscapes series, for the BBC. [1].
  • In 2009 Andi took part in BBC Flagship drama "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" – a drama based in Botswana.
  • In Summer 2012, she was a guest judge on Food Glorious Food (TV series), presented by Carol Vorderman during the Harrogate Regional Heats. The show was first broadcast on 27 February 2013.
  • Summer 2014, opens own kitchen Sugarshack to amazing reception
  • Regular Panelist on The Kitchen Cabinet on BBC Radio 4 alongside Jay Rayner, Henry Dimbleby & Angela Hartnet
  • Co-Hosts Food Networks 'THE BIG EAT' alongside Andy Bates & Ching He Huang
  • Co-Host of BBCs "Christmas Kitchen" with Matt Tebbutt - December 2016
  • replaces Prue Leith as permanent judge on the The Great British Menu with Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton

Personal life[edit]

She stated in one of her T.V. programmes that her mother's family was of Antiguan descent. She is also the mother of television presenter Miquita Oliver.


  1. "Andrea Oliver". BBC. Archived from the original on 2009-01-19.