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About Adele

Adele Roberts is an award-winning British broadcaster, Author, TV personality and DJ with over 20 years’ experience.


Diagnosed with stage two bowel cancer in October 2021, Adele is passionate about raising ostomy visibility and bowel cancer awareness.

The course of treatment involved a low anterior resection to remove a tumour, a six-month course of oral chemotherapy and ileostomy surgery. Adele now lives with a stoma - who she affectionately refers to as ‘Audrey’.


Starting her Radio career at Lancashire’s Rock FM in 2002, Adele honed her presenting skills over ten years and made the move to BBC Radio’s airwaves in 2012. In 2020, she made history, proudly becoming the first gay woman to host BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show. She has also appeared on national television screens, most recently taking part in ITV’s ‘most dangerous show on TV’ - Dancing on Ice 2024 - as the first contestant with an ileostomy, reaching the final as the last remaining female contestant. While undergoing chemotherapy treatment herself, Adele took part in the 2022 celebrity series of The Great British Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer. 2020 saw her winning Series 6 of E4’s Celebrity Coach Trip alongside her partner Kate shortly after returning from the jungle on ITV’s flagship show I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here.


Aside from her expert broadcasting skills, Adele is a keen runner and is passionate about health and fitness. After undergoing a significant fitness transformation of her own, she holds the unwavering belief that external change begins with our innermost thoughts and self belief. She credits this mindset in helping her through her recent cancer diagnosis, gruelling chemotherapy treatment and life-changing stoma surgery. 


Adele has a history of putting her athleticism to good use by raising money for charity. In 2017 and 2018, she ran the London Marathon fundraising for the mental health charity Heads Together where her efforts were formally recognised by Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales. In 2023, Adele completed her third marathon - her first one running with a stoma - and set the Guinness World Record as the fastest female with an ileostomy. She was awarded the Spirit of the London Marathon award in 2024.


Adele’s book, Personal Best, is published by Hodder Catalyst and is out now.

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