Lilah Parsons

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Lilah Parsons
Born (1988-02-18) 18 February 1988 (age 30)
Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Exeter[1]
ShowFeel Good Weekend
Station(s)Heart FM
Time slotFri., Sat 22:00–01:00
CountryUnited Kingdom
Previous show(s)MTV Essentials, MTV Asks, This Week’s MTV Top 20 (2013–2015 ca.) (MTV UK, MTV Live HD)
Capital Breakfast; with Dave Berry (Capital London, 2016–2017)
ParentsSir John Christopher Parsons (father)
The Hon. Lady Parsons (mother)
WebsiteProfile at ROAR

Lilah Veronica Parsons (born 18 February[2] 1988 in Hammersmith, London)[3] is an English radio DJ and TV presenter, and former model, best known for being a presenter on MTV and co-presenting Capital Breakfast with Dave Berry and George Shelley.[4] Parsons is represented by Roar Global Talent Agency.[5]

Career[edit]

Lilah began modelling at the age of 20, working for brands such as Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Swatch before getting a job at MTV and moving into presenting.[6]

Media[edit]

Parsons hosted several shows at MTV UK, such as MTV Essentials,[7] MTV Asks[8] and This Week’s MTV Top 20,[6] as well as MTV's coverage of Snowbombing Festival in Austria in 2013[9] and 2014;[10] some of these programmes also aired elsewhere on MTV Live HD.

In February 2016, along with George Shelley, Parsons was confirmed as a new co-presenter of Capital Breakfast, joining Dave Berry,[4] replacing Lisa Snowdon, who left the show at the end of 2015.[11] In early 2016, she hosted the Brits Red Carpet live show alongside George Shelley.[12] The duo also hosted the Brits Red Carpet in 2017, interviewing Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Little Mix, Dua Lipa and more.[13] In April 2017, it was reported that Parsons had left Capital Breakfast, along with Dave Berry and George Shelley, however a spokesman confirmed that she and Shelley were "in talks to work elsewhere on the network".[14]

In December 2017, Parsons began to cover radio shows on Heart FM, a sister network of Capital (both are owned and operated by Global). On January 9, 2018, it was announced that she would be hosting her own late show Friday to Sunday nights from 10pm. The first show aired four days later.[15]

Parsons hosts PopBuzz Presents, a weekly entertainment show that is live-streamed on Twitter with guests such as Meghan Trainor,Craig David, Louis Tomlinson and P!nk, since November 2017.[16]

Personal life[edit]

She is the daughter of Sir John Christopher Parsons and The Hon. Lady Parsons (formerly The Hon. Anne Constance Manningham-Buller). Her grandfather was Reginald Edward Manningham-Buller, 1st Viscount Dilhorne[17] Lilah is the niece of Eliza Manningham-Buller. Lilah attended Oundle School in Northamptonshire.[18] She briefly studied French at the University of Exeter.[1]

Parsons is an Ambassador for The Children's Air Ambulance charity which serves as a flying intensive care unit for children across the UK.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wall, Natalie (12 January 2014). "Lilah Parsons, we want your job! // The MTV presenter". Le Blow. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Tweet by @global". Global. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 9 January 2018. Happy birthday to this beaut @lilahparsons!
  3. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Capital FM". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  5. ^ UK, ROAR Global, London. "Lilah Parsons, Capital Breakfast DJ and model. Represented by ROAR Global – ROAR Broadcasting". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  6. ^ a b "MTV presenter Lilah Parsons: I had an amazing time modelling but I wanted to do something with longevity". metro.co.uk. 9 May 2013.
  7. ^ "MTV Essentials: Rihanna". RadioTimes. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  8. ^ "MTV Asks Bruno Mars". RadioTimes. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  9. ^ Parsons, Lilah (10 April 2013). "Lilah Parsons ¦¦ Snowbombing Diary 2013". Models1. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  10. ^ "More Added to Complete Snowbombing Line-up". IHouseU. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  11. ^ Rainbird, Ashleigh (12 November 2015). "Lisa Snowdon reveals she's leaving Capital FM breakfast show – and eyes lie-ins". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Lilah Parsons and George Shelley Announced as the Red Carpet Live hosts!". Brit Awards. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  13. ^ "(Video) The one and only Ed Sheeran chats to George Shelley and Lilah Parsons ahead of his performance tonight at The BRITs 2017!". BRIT Awards's Facebook page. BRIT Awards. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  14. ^ "George Shelley dropped from Capital FM Breakfast Show after ditching Union J to go solo and launch his radio career".
  15. ^ "We Have A New Feel Good Weekend Line-Up!".
  16. ^ Whyte, Woodrow (10 November 2017). "Watch Our New TV Show On Twitter – PopBuzz Presents!". PopBuzz. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Person Page". Retrieved 28 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Look away Billie! Ex Laurence Fox is spotted in clinch and walking the dog with posh new lover Lilah Parsons". Daily Mail. 17 October 2017.
  19. ^ The Children's Air Ambulance Ambassadors