Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Jameela Jamil Exclusive Interview BBC Radio 1 Chart……
Jameela Jamil from BBC Radio 1 talks to Belfield about her life and career in fashion on TV & Radio.
JJ shot to fame on T4 and since then she’s become a top model, social commentator & inspiration for her generation.
Hear how Jam Jam copes with fame, success and presented the most famous radio show at BBC Radio 1.
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Jamil, nickname “Jam-Jam”, was born in Hampstead to an Indian father and an English mother.
At school, Jamil says she was “bookish and shy […] Back then it was all about comfort. I literally didn’t care what I wore”.
Her interests include art and biology. At the age of 17, Jamil was struck by a car, breaking several bones and damaging her spine.
She was confined to bed for a year; she weighed 126 pounds (57 kg) (9 st) before the accident and gained 77 pounds (35 kg) (5 st 7 lb) while convalescing. She was told that she might never walk again, but after steroid treatment and physiotherapy she slowly recovered, using a Zimmer frame to start walking. She rapidly lost weight, returning to her original weight.
Jamil taught English to foreign students at the Callan School of English, Oxford Street, London; she also worked as a model, photographer, and as a fashion scout for Premier Model Management Limited.
Of her political views, she stated “It’s not a matter of who’s got the better policies – it’s literally a case of thinking ‘Who’s less evil?'” and prior to the 2010 general election said “I’m so confused as to who’s actually worse. And I just don’t think there’s much of a point voting for the Lib Dems.”
In February 2012 it was announced that she would host the Radio 1 Request Show broadcasting every Sunday from 7-9pm.
On 9 November 2012, it was announced that she would take control of the The Radio 1 Chart Show, after it was announced Reggie Yates would be leaving.
She hosted her first chart show on 13 January 2013. In June 2012 Jamil collaborated with Very.co.uk to debut her first fashion collection
Recorded 2/5/2013 By Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.