Andi Oliver's Biography

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Andi Oliver's father was in the RAF, which meant that she lived in Cyprus and Germany, but was essentially brought up in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

Her family is originally from Antigua.

Before she pursued a career in broadcasting and food, Andi Oliver was in the band Rip, Rig and Panic, which also included her late brother Sean and Neneh Cherry.

She was in the band in the kitchen of The Young Ones.

Andi Oliver has notched up numerous credits over the years in radio and television.

She co-presented Channel 4's Baadass TV, hosted The Truth About Food, and together with Neneh Cherry hosted the BBC Two cooking series Neneh and Andi Dish It Up.

As a result of working on the Truth About Food, she went on a diet and went from a size 22 to a size 16 and lost 7 kgs.

For three years she hosted an afternoon show on GLR radio, and has regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet.

She runs her own kitchen at The Jackdaw and Star, a pub in Homerton.

Her daughter is the broadcaster Miquita Oliver.

In 2022 they presented the BBC documentary The Caribbean with Andi and Miquita.

Miquita's father became a teacher in Scotland.

In October 2016, the BBC announced that Andi Oliver was taking over from Prue Leith as a judge on BBC Two’s Great British Menu, appearing alongside Matthew Fort and Oliver Peyton.

In October 2020, the BBC announced that Andi would be swapping her role as judge to presenter of Great British Menu.

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