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.

References[edit]

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