BBC Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip: Edith Bowman’s rockstar husband and why being a breakfast DJ is so unhealthy

Edith Bowman has been in and around television and radio for two decades now since she burst onto the scene presenting MTV News and then Top of the Pops.

Since then she has become an established BBC Radio 1 DJ and has presented a number of different music programs and documentaries on the BBC.

With all of her involvement in music and radio, it’s perhaps less surprising than otherwise that Edith ended up marrying a rockstar.

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There’s also a very good reason why she left behind the breakfast radio slot she won at the BBC in 2012.

Edith, 47, is married to the frontman of English indie rock band Editors, Tom Smith, 40.



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The couple started dating in 2005 but only married eight years ago in 2013.

They also have two sons together, Rudy, 13, and Spike, 8.



Edith and her husband of eight years and indie rock star Tom Smith
Edith and her husband of eight years and indie rock star Tom Smith

Since 2017, Edith has had a bit more free time after quitting her breakfast solo DJ slot on Virgin Radio, a role she also previously held on BBC Radio 1.

She also spoke about Breakfast Radio’s impact on you, describing it as making you “the unhealthiest person in the world”.

In the interview with the Guardian the Scottish DJ said: “Doing breakfast shows on the radio makes you the unhealthiest person in the world.

“It’s like being jet lag and eating at really weird times.

“I remember the last early morning stint I did was when they relaunched Virgin in 2016 and I had to really strain to keep up with what I was eating.

“So I would have porridge halfway through the show instead of just going for toast or a bacon bun.”

You can catch Edith on BBC Two’s Celebrity Antiques Roadshow tonight at 7pm.

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