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Alice Esme Levine (born 8 July 1986)[3] is a British broadcaster. She is most notable for presenting the weekend afternoon show on BBC Radio 1 and presenting the podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno with Jamie Morton and James Cooper.

Alice Levine
Born
Alice Esme Levine

(1986-07-08) 8 July 1986 (age 33)
ResidenceHackney, London[2]
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
OccupationDJ and television presenter
Years active2008–present
EmployerBBC, Channel 4
Known for
Television

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Early life and educationEdit

Levine was born in Beeston, Nottinghamshire.[1] Her father is a retired lecturer at the University of Nottingham.[1] Her mother is a caterer and former artist.[1] She attended Alderman White School in Bramcote.[1]

Levine studied English at the University of Leeds,[1] where she met her future My Dad Wrote a Porno collaborators, Jamie Morton and James Cooper.[1] She was an active part of Leeds Student Television, the University's TV station.

CareerEdit

Levine was voted "Best On-Screen Female" at the National Student Television Awards in 2008.[4] Her first television job was hosting Celebrity Bites for MTV, which later lead to other shows including their coverage of the EMA's.

Levine hosted Big Brother's Bit on the Side with Jamie East, from the reality show's revival in 2011 on Channel 5, until 2013 when they left the show. During this time, she was one of the voices of "Big Brother" herself, which included talking to housemates in the diary room and announcing tasks and news to the housemates. She also has worked on Channel 4's 'Pop Up Pop Quiz'. In 2012 Alice appeared on Channel 4's '8 Out of 10 Cats'.

On 7 January 2013, Levine joined BBC Radio 1 to present a show with Phil Taggart in the much coveted John Peel slot. The show was broadcast from 10pm to midnight on Mondays to Thursdays.[5] She hosted Lovebox coverage for Xbox. In October 2013 she appeared on Nevermind the Buzzcocks on BBC2 on Noel Fielding's team. In August 2014, she left her weeknight slot with Taggart to present a solo weekend afternoon show on the station (1pm–4pm) taking over from Huw Stephens.[6] In 2014 Alice hosted the Barclaycard Mercury Music Sessions for Channel 4, as well as coverage of the Mercury Music Prize later that year.

On 16 November 2014, it was announced that Levine, along with several other celebrities and the choirmaster Gareth Malone had reached Number 1 in the UK music chart with their cover version of Avicii's "Wake Me Up" in aid of the charity Children In Need.

She is one of the three co-creators of the podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno.[7]

In 2016, Levine presented the Red carpet for the British Independent Film Awards alongside Geoff Lloyd.

In February 2017, Levine presented backstage at the BRIT Awards for ITV2, as well as in 2018 and 2019. She was also the Red Carpet and backstage host for the BAFTA Craft Awards, followed by the BAFTA TV Awards in May the same year. Levine presented Levine on Love, a series on BBC Iplayer that saw her explore the world of modern romance. She also appeared in the fifth series of Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled for Dave.

In 2018, Levine was one of five contestants on the sixth series of the comedy game show Taskmaster on Dave. She appeared in series 7 of Room 1010 on BBC2. Levine also co-hosted the brand new series of Channel 4's reality show, The Circle, with Maya Jama. However, they were replaced in the second series by Emma Willis.

In 2019, Levine appeared in Travel Man: 48 Hours in Tallinn for Channel 4 as well as presenting Sleeping with the Far Right also for Channel 4.

Levine has hosted the Women in Music Awards for 4 years running and will be returning in 2019 for the 5th time.

In addition to her broadcast work, Levine co-founded a food and lifestyle brand, Jackson&Levine, with partner Laura Jackson. As a pair they are the food columnists for Marie Claire, take part in the monthly column, the Food Club with Laura Jackson for Company magazine,[8] and have published their first book.

Levine has also designed three blouses for Finery, designed two ranges for Habitat under Jackson&Levine; the first range was a linen collection followed by a ceramics range which sold in within three hours.

Awards and nominationsEdit

In 2008, Levine won the National Student Television Award for "Best On-Screen Female".

FilmographyEdit

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 B-box Main presenter Web show
2010 Celebrity Bites Main Presenter
2011–2013 Big Brother's Bit on the Side Main weekend presenter
2012–2013 The Hot Desk Presenter
2013 Crazy Beaches Narrator
2013–present Radio 1's Big Weekend Co-presenter with various
2013 Red Bull Soap Box Co-presenter with Ed Leigh
2014 Invasion of the Job Snatchers Narrator 1 series
2015 Girls Can Code Presenter 2 episodes
2015, 2017 Glastonbury Festival Presenter
2016 Debatable Panel member 4 appearances
2016 Books That Made Britain Presenter
2016 Bargain Hunt Contestant Children in Need Special
2016 Celebrity Advice Bureau Herself 3 episodes
2016–2017 Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Panellist
2017–present The BRIT Awards Backstage presenter
2017 Levine on Love: Radio 1 Stories Presenter Web show
2018 The Circle Co-presenter with Maya Jama
2018 Room 101 Herself
2019 Sleeping With The Far Right Presenter Documentary
2019 Travel Man: 48 Hours in Tallin Herself with Richard Ayoade
2019 My Dad Wrote A Porno Herself Special; also executive producer
Radio
Year Title Role Slot Station Notes
2013–2014 Phil Taggart and Alice Levine Presenter 22:00–00:00 Mondays-Thursdays BBC Radio 1 with Phil Taggart
2014 Newsjack Voice actor 22:30–22:55 Thursday BBC Radio 4 Extra 1 episode
2014–2018 Alice Levine Presenter 13:00–16:00 Saturday-Sundays BBC Radio 1
2018 Radio 1's Weekend Breakfast Show Co-presenter 06:00–10:00 Friday-Sundays with Dev
2018— Dev & Alice 13:00–16:00 Friday-Sundays
Podcasts
Year Title Role
2015– My Dad Wrote a Porno Co-presenter
2018 Richard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast Guest
2019 Table Manners Guest

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Wilson, Simon (1 June 2018). "Beeston's Alice Levine lands new role at Radio 1 as Nick Grimshaw quits". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  2. ^ Strang, Fay (8 October 2018). "Who is Alice Levine? Presenter of The Circle, My Dad Wrote A Porno podcast star and Radio 1 DJ". The Sun. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. ^ GRO reference: August 1986, Vol. 8, Page 1396
  4. ^ "Awards 35 – NaSTA History Wiki". Wiki.nasta.tv. 12 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Newsbeat – New shows announced for Radio 1 late evening slots". BBC. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  6. ^ "BBC Press Release – Radio 1 announces new Rock Show". BBC. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
    - "Radio 1 and 1Xtra announce schedule changes". BBC. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  7. ^ Ling, Thomas. "13 secrets of My Dad Wrote a Porno". Radio Times. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Laura & Alice #Food Column". Company. Retrieved 31 August 2014.

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