18 Facts About Adele Roberts


Adele Claire Roberts was born on 9 March 1979 and is a British broadcaster and reality TV personality and DJ, known for her work on BBC Radio 1.


Adele Roberts's best known television appearances were in Big Brother, I'm a Celebrity.


Adele Roberts is the eldest of six siblings and is of mixed Barbadian and British descent.


Adele Roberts was privately educated at Merchant Taylors' Girls' School in Crosby, Merseyside.


Adele Roberts came in seventh place after being evicted on 5 July 2002, seen by 7.1 million viewers.


Adele Roberts later returned to the series in 2007, and participated in a task for Big Brother 8 alongside Alex Sibley.


Adele Roberts has stated that presenting on BBC 1Xtra had been a long-term aspiration and that she had attended a development event for the station in 2002 but had been too nervous to approach anybody and left immediately.

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Adele Roberts is regular cover for The live lounge show.


In 2020, Adele Roberts became the first black woman to host the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show after the regular presenter Greg James failed to make it on air after attending The Brit Awards.


In November 2019, it was announced that Adele Roberts would be participating in the nineteenth series of I'm a Celebrity.


In January 2020, Adele Roberts won the sixth series of Celebrity Coach Trip on E4 alongside her girlfriend, Kate Holderness.


Adele Roberts is a keen runner and has completed three London Marathons, finishing all three races with a qualifying time for the following year.


Adele Roberts ran her first two marathons for the charity Heads Together and ran the 2023 marathon in aid of the Attitude Magazine Foundation.


Adele Roberts took part in the Sport Relief charity netball match in 2019.


Adele Roberts played on the winning team captained by Oti Mabuse.


Adele Roberts was nominated for 'Broadcaster of the Year' at the Diva Awards in 2017,2018,2019 and 2020 and the LGBT Awards in 2018 and 2020.


On 24 June 2022 Adele Roberts was named as role model of the year at British LGBT Awards in recognition of her openness about her cancer condition and subsequent treatment.


On 24 October 2021, Adele Roberts announced that she was undergoing treatment for bowel cancer, having been diagnosed earlier in the month.