Jameela Jamil
Jameela Jamil was the first female solo presenter of Radio 1’s iconic Official Chart – counting down the week’s Top 40 songs every Sunday on Radio 1 between 4-7pm.

Each week, during the Sunday evening Request Show Jameela would hand over the musical reigns to the Radio 1 listeners, playing host to all music requests bringing her edge to the glossy show with lots of gossip, chatter and style!

Best known for being one of T4’s most popular presenters Jameela has a wealth of broadcasting experience under her belt. She first started out on the E4 show Music Zone in 2008 and swiftly moved to T4 in 2009. She also co-hosted the TV show Freshly Squeezed with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw. Other TV credits include presenting music show Koko Pop, a fashion show called The Closet and most recently the reality game show Playing It Straight.

Entries by Jameela Jamil

Hell Hath No Fury Like Beyonce Scorned

(6) Comments | Posted 27 April 2016 | (21:40)

I stayed up until 7 am last night wading through Beyonce's pain, pride and underboob on her most volatile album yet. This might be anyone's most volatile album yet... It's a detailed and heart felt "fuck you" to Jay Z and his rumoured extra curricular shags. A brutal take down...

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The Fashion Industry Is Walking the Green Mile to Its Demise If It Doesn't Listen to the Cries of the People

(1) Comments | Posted 4 February 2016 | (23:00)


I am an Asian woman. I am a size 12 Asian woman. I have been a size 18 Asian woman. I have been a size 6 Asian woman. I have been a size 18 disabled Asian woman.

At no point in...

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Thank God I'm Not Jamelia

(26) Comments | Posted 22 April 2015 | (11:55)

Jamelia is a pop singer from over a decade ago and now a host on Loose Women. I am a Radio 1 DJ and campaigner for women feeling confident at every size.

Jamelia is (deservedly) in the shitter today because she made some socially ignorant comments on the telly, displaying...

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Jameela Jamil On Body Image: 'I Have Never Met A Woman Who Is Totally Happy With How She Looks'

(1) Comments | Posted 8 March 2015 | (01:20)

As part of Jameela Jamil's guest editorship for HuffPost UK Lifestyle's International Women's Day 2015 coverage, here is her passionate, outspoken feature about what's fuelling body image and a call to arms for reclaiming our self worth.

Some awful woman called Heidi Parker for the Mail Online has...

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The Jameela Jamil Interview: My Hero For International Women's Day Has Overcome Immense Odds

(3) Comments | Posted 8 March 2015 | (01:20)

As part of Jameela Jamil's guest editorship for HuffPost UK Lifestyle's International Women's Day 2015 coverage, here is her interview with the incredible Scarlett Curtis.

My hero is 10 years younger than me.

She is also bloody impossible to get on the phone. I’ve never felt like more...

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Why We Must Use International Women's Day as a Launching Pad for Inspirational Women

(12) Comments | Posted 28 February 2015 | (23:00)

International Women's Day is one of my favourite days of the year. It's a day that gifts us that much needed prompt when we are stalling, to remember how wonderful and important we are, how far we have come, and most importantly how far we have to go. It's a...

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What Is Our Problem With the Gwyneth/Chris Split?

(17) Comments | Posted 28 March 2014 | (23:00)

This week, word broke that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow had decided to part ways. It was like an oil slick near a crematorium. We knew instantly only seconds would separate us from what can only be a flaming onslaught of hate and shit that infested the already festering world...

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Y Do We Always Criticise Generation Y?

(20) Comments | Posted 25 November 2013 | (23:00)

Lazy, social media obsessed and filled with a sense of entitlement. The all too familiar criticisms that levelled at Generation Yers today. Like millions of others born between the early 1980s until the early 2000s, I'm part of a group that everybody seems to have an opinion on. We're a...

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Everyone's Free (To Spend Time Figuring Out Their Career)

(1) Comments | Posted 18 October 2013 | (00:00)

You might not remember, or be old enough to remember, Baz Luhrmann's Everyone's Free (to Wear Sunscreen). But, I happened to hear it the other day mid-mad dash from North to South London in the back of cab. Suddenly, I was back in 1999, 13 and being completely inspired about...

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Taking the First Step in the Right Direction

(16) Comments | Posted 15 August 2013 | (00:00)

In the last month we have heard the news that youth unemployment fell by around 20,000 in the three months up to May. There is clearly a long way to go but people seem to be feeling a bit more optimistic about the job market for the first time in...

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Stack the Deck in Your Favour

(13) Comments | Posted 1 July 2013 | (00:00)

The economy, unemployment, the future...Politicians, economists and journalists are constantly debating these key issues for our country, but rarely come to an answer. But behind all this, there is a fairly simple truth: no matter what anybody says, jobs are hard to come by. We're in a situation where talented,...

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Forget the Thrills, Every Job Seeker Needs to Be a Skill-Seeker

(7) Comments | Posted 11 June 2013 | (00:00)

One of the perks of growing up, but also one of the biggest challenges, is making decisions about the future. Deciding what kind of job you want, whether you want to finish school or whether you want to go to university are huge choices to make. Sometimes life limits your...

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Why Work Experience Is Worth It

(25) Comments | Posted 3 May 2013 | (00:00)

It upsets me when I hear statistics about how many young people are out of work - almost a million 16 to 25 year olds if you didn't know. And it's not just moral outrage. Yes, the figure is staggering and unacceptable. But what really bothers me is a nagging...

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How It Feels to Be the First Female Host of Radio 1's Official Chart

(11) Comments | Posted 11 January 2013 | (23:00)

I vividly remember the moment I found out - I thought they'd called me into Radio 1 to fire me and I was sitting on the floor outside the office with a box of chips, preparing with comfort food, ever the pessimist, mentally preparing myself for rejection and entirely unaware...

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