edith bowman

Born and raised in Anstruther, Fife, Edith worked at her parents’ hotel before going on to study for a degree at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret College, followed by working in local radio as both a producer and presenter for two years.

Having sent her show reel to MTV, she was immediately signed up to work on the channel’s Daily Edition, as a newshound. This led to her co-presenting MTV’s Hitlist UK with another, then unknown, presenter Cat Deeley. Capital FM subsequently signed the pair up to present Cat And Edith’s Hit Music Sunday.

In 2003, she joined Radio 1 to co-host the Colin And Edith Show with Colin Murray. Edith flew solo in 2006, with her weekday Edith Bowman Show before moving to the Weekend Breakfast Show in 2008. 2013 saw Edith and Colin reunite for a seven-week run of The Bump Club for Radio 5 Live. In 2013, she also hosted the BBC Radio 6 Music 10am-1pm show every Saturday morning as well as the Sony Gold Award-winning BBC Radio 1 Review Show every Tuesday 9-10pm.

In 2015, Edith presented The Quay Sessions every Thursday on BBC Scotland as well as regular Screen 6 Specials for Radio 6 Music, and she can be heard depping for Simon Mayo on Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review show on BBC Radio 5 Live and Dermot O’Leary’s Radio 2 show. In March 2016 she began hosting the Virgin Radio Breakfast Show.

Edith’s television presenting roles, too numerous to list, have included RI:SE (C4), Top Of The Pops (BBC1), hosting Film 2016 & 2017 (BBC1), Rough Guide To The World (BBC2), The Evo Rooms (C4), and she even won Celebrity Fame Academy (BBC) in 2005!