Edith Eleanor Bowman
15 January 1974
Edith Eleanor Bowman is a Scottish radio DJ. She is mostly known for formerly hosting the weekday afternoon show and the weekend morning on BBC Radio 1, as well as for presenting a variety of music related television shows and music festivals.
Bowman was born in Anstruther in Fife, Scotland. She attended secondary school at Waid Academy in Anstruther and then continued her studies at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.
Bowman's first on-screen job on TV was as a news reader on MTV UK. She went on to host many shows for the station, including co-presenting chart show Hitlist UK with Cat Deeley, with whom she also presented travel show Roadtripping for BBC Choice in 2002.
She was a presenter on Channel 4's breakfast show RI:SE when it launched on 29 April 2002. Bowman presented Hit Music Sunday with Cat Deeley on Capital FM in 2001–2002. On 29 March 2003, she teamed up with Colin Murray, to co-host Colin and Edith on BBC Radio 1.
In August 2006, Bowman became the sole occupier of the BBC Radio 1 afternoon 13:00 to 16:00 slot. Bowman left Radio 1 on April 1 2012 but continues on different projects through out of house productions which air on the station. Her first show of the new Review Show was on 24 April 2012.
In November 2012 she began to co host a radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music alongside Adam Buxton on Saturday mornings. In June 2014, it was announced that starting September 1, 2014, The Review Show on BBC Radio 1 will no longer be broadcast, ending Bowman's career at the station.
In 2005, Bowman presented BBC Scotland's coverage of the Live 8 event at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, and hosted the network's T in the Park. Also in 2005, she hosted the Q Awards with Colin Murray live on BBC Radio 1.
She also presented the BBC Three TV coverage of Glastonbury, T in the Park and The Reading Festival with Colin Murray. She also hosted the TV coverage of the first Electric Proms with Zane Lowe.
In May 2008, Bowman supported the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Edith lives in London with Editors frontman Tom Smith and their two sons.
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