22 April 2009

One to watch: Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil

We know we shouldn’t admit to this but where would we be without T4 to help us through our weekend hangovers with its delightfully unchallenging yet entertaining televisual feast? Now the team has expanded to include yet another edgily stylish, ever-so-slightly sarcastic female member and – you heard it here first – she is set to be our favourite yet. Jameela Jamil, 23, joined Alexa, Miquita, Rick and Steve on Channel 4 earlier this year and we caught up with her at last night’s Biba for Topshop event in Notting Hill. ‘I was actually an English teacher and I saw an advert for the job and decided to send in a letter. I couldn’t believe it when I got a screen test and then got the job!’ Jameela told us. As if that wasn’t lucky enough, Jameela has already been set the tasks of spending the day with Zac Efron when he guest-hosted the show as well as being flown to LA to interview Matthew McConaughey this week. But is she concerned about living up to Alexa in the style-icon stakes when the current darling of T4 moves to the US? ‘I haven’t got a stylist or anything and I mainly shop on the high street, but I have been sent a few things already, which was nice!’ Watch out for Jameela on Saturday mornings from 8.55am.

- Jessica Barrett


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