Adele Roberts Bio, Wiki
Adele Roberts born Adele Marie Roberts is a British broadcaster and English reality television personality, athlete, and DJ. She was a housemate in Big Brother 3. Roberts came in seventh place after being evicted on July 5, 2002, seen by 7.1 million viewers. She later went back to the series in 2007 and participated in a task for Big Brother 8 alongside Alex Sibley. She is a regular presenter for BBC Sport. In 2019 she joined the London Marathon coverage and commentary team alongside Gaby Logan, Steve Cram, Paula Radcliffe, and Andrew Cotter.
Adele Roberts Age
She was born on March 9, 1979, in Southport, United Kingdom. She is 42 years old as of 2021.
Her actual height has yet to be revealed, but it will be updated as soon as her body measurements are released.
Adele Roberts Girlfriend
She is in a relationship with her girlfriend, Kate Holderness who is an actress and television presenter. In 2019, Kate flew out to Australia to support Adele during her appearance on I’m A Celebrity and in 2021, Kate shared a message of support for her girlfriend after Adele’s cancer diagnosis, describing her as “my hero”.
Taking to her Instagram ahead of Adele’s surgery to tackle bowel cancer, Kate shared that there had been “lots of tears” and “sleepless nights”. She explained that she wouldn’t able to join Adele in hospital, describing it as a “horrible feeling desperately wanting her to get into hospital ASAP but desperately not wanting to be without her.”
Roberts is bisexual and campaigns for LGBTQ rights. In 2013 she presented “Coming Out”, a documentary for BBC 1Xtra & Radio 1, sharing her own and others’ personal coming out stories. She 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.
Adele Roberts Family
Born in Southport, Merseyside, Adele is the eldest of six siblings. She is of Barbadian and British descent.
Adele Roberts Career
In November 2019, it was announced that Roberts would be participating in the nineteenth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. She was the first campmate to be voted off the show on November 29. The show received complaints about the eviction as the voting app used to nominate campmates had caused confusion due to ambiguous wording on the interface; because of this, no votes from the app were counted and only phone votes were used. In January 2020, she won the sixth series of Celebrity Coach Trip on E4 alongside her girlfriend, Kate Holderness.
In 2002, she landed her first radio job at Rock FM in Lancashire, presenting the weekly “Smooth Grooves Show”, a self-produced urban specialist show airing Friday 10 pm-2 am. Roberts also presented shows on The Hits Radio in Manchester. In 2006 she joined Galaxy in Leeds. In 2012, she moved to BBC Radio 1Xtra. She has stated that presenting on BBC 1Xtra had been a long-term aspiration and that she had attended a development event for the station (then under the working title ‘Network X’) in 2002 but had been too nervous to approach anybody and left immediately.
In 2015 it was announced that she would be the new host of the BBC Radio 1 Early Breakfast show from 4:00-6:30 am. Previous hosts of the same show include Greg James, Scott Mills, Chris Moyles, and Dev. She is also a regular cover for The live lounge show.
In 2020, 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. It was later revealed that this was a planned stunt in which listeners had to locate the whereabouts of James with the help of on-air clues. In November 2020, it was announced by the BBC that she would be the new host of Radio 1’s Weekend Breakfast Show starting from January 2021 as part of a schedule shake-up with current hosts of Weekend Breakfast moving to afternoons. In August 2021, she provided cover for Trevor Nelson on The Rhythm Nation on BBC Radio 2.
She is a keen runner and has finished two London Marathons, finishing both races with a qualifying time for the following year. In 2017 she finished with a time of 03:36:31 and in 2018 she finished with a time of 03:30:38. She ran both marathons for the charity Heads Together. In 2017 she received a surprise visit from Prince William and Kate Middleton who head the charity to wish her luck in her race. She is a keen supporter of Liverpool F.C. She took part in the Sport Relief charity netball match in 2019. Adele played on the winning team captained by Oti Mabuse.
She was privately educated at Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School in Crosby, Merseyside. She studied pharmacology at the University of Leeds, where she joined Leeds Student Radio presenting a weekly mix show.
Adele Roberts Cancer – Surgery
On October 24, 2021, Adele announced that she is to undergo treatment for Bowel Cancer. Adele said she was diagnosed at the start of the month. Through an Instagram post, she wrote: “Ok, there’s no easy way to do this and it feels weird, especially posting on social media (I’m going full Black Mirror 🙃😄) but I’m hoping it’ll reach anyone who might benefit from seeing it or reading it.
For a while now I’ve been struggling with my digestion. Thanks to a conversation I had with my Dad a few years back I went to my GP for a check-up. I’ll be honest, I was embarrassed but I also knew that it could be something serious. So I went just in case. I didn’t think anything of it at first and just assumed it might be food sensitivity. After a few phone calls, I was sent for some examinations and checks. I was then diagnosed with bowel cancer. This was at the start of the month.
It’s all happened so quickly and I’m so sorry to post something like this on here but I hope it helps anyone who might be worrying or suffering in silence. PLEASE make sure you get checked out if you have ANY concerns. The sooner you’re able to see your GP or talk to someone the sooner you can get help. If I hadn’t I might not be so lucky. As I’ve learned over the last few weeks, there’s no ‘normal’ with cancer. Sadly it can affect anyone, at any age, anytime. It doesn’t discriminate. Early detection can save your life.
The NHS has been INCREDIBLE. They’re heroes 🙌🏽 I’m going to have surgery tomorrow to remove the tumor and then see if I need any more treatment or if cancer has spread. So far the outlook is positive and I feel so lucky that I can be treated. It’s just the start of my journey but I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.
Sending everyone so much love and positivity for the week ahead. THANK YOU to my family words cannot describe how much you have helped me through these last few weeks. You saved me. You are my angels and I shall be thinking of you tomorrow. I can’t wait to wake up and see your beautiful faces (on FaceTime if I can compose myself enough to work my phone 🙃). If not your voices 😍 to hear you will be everything. That’s all I’m wishing for 🙏🏽.”