Edith 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. In 2004, Edith Bowman co-presented the BBC Scotland series Teen Commandments with Cameron Stout. After occasional appearances in 2003, Edith Bowman co-presented Top of the Pops until the end of the series, replacing Fearne Cotton while she was away. In total she appeared on the show ten times including the final weekly episode. She returned to Top of the Pops for the 2006 Christmas Special.
From 2005 until 2011, Edith Bowman has been the voice for the television and radio adverts for the electrical store, Comet.
Edith Bowman has also presented various music programmes for Channel 4 such as Channel 4 Presents…Evo Music Rooms and TBA. Bowman also appeared on children’s art program SMart in 2007 and has appeared in coverage of festivals such as Glastonbury, T In The Park and Reading and Leeds Festival, for both BBC Radio and TV.
In 2010, she appeared on Noel Fielding’s team on the BBC satirical music panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, alongside Irish recording artist Imelda May. On 29 April 2011, Edith Bowman was a reporter for BBC TV on their coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. In 2011, she narrated Channel 5’s documentary series McFly on the Wall
Edith Bowman presented Hit Music Sunday with Cat Deeley on Capital FM in 2001 – 2002. On 29 March 2003, she teamed up with Colin Murray, who had also worked on RI:SE, to co-host Colin and Edith on BBC Radio 1. In April 2004 this show moved from a weekend morning slot to weekday afternoons, broadcasting between 13:00 and 16:00, after the departure of Mark and Lard from the station.
In August 2006, Edith Bowman became the sole occupier of the BBC Radio 1 afternoon 13:00 to 16:00 slot, with Murray taking over a Late Night Specialist slot. In September 2008, she returned to the airwaves following maternity leave, initially taking over from Dick and Dom on the Sunday Morning Lie In from 10:00 to 13:00. She then returned to weekday afternoons on 3 November 2008.
In July 2009 it was announced that Radio 1 were to change their daytime schedule, and this saw Edith Bowman moved to Weekend Breakfast, Edith Bowman was quoted as saying she felt she had taken her shows as far as she could, and the move meant she could create a new show for a new market.
In February 2012, it was announced that Edith Bowman was being replaced by Gemma Cairney on Weekend Breakfast, and would move to Tuesday evenings, in order to take over The Review Show, from Nihal. Edith Bowman left Radio 1 on 1 April 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 1 September 2014, The Review Show on BBC Radio 1 will no longer be broadcast, ending Bowman’s career at the station. In February 2016, it was announced she would become the only solo female commercial radio breakfast show host when she fronts the re-launched of Virgin Radio UK Breakfast Show, set to begin broadcast on March 30th.
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