TV chef Andrea ‘Andi Oliver’ will appear on the latest episode of the re-booted Blankety Blank on BBC One tonight – straight after Strictly Come Dancing.
Hosted by Bradley Walsh, the half-hour entertainment show based on the classic format sees celebrities do their best to help contestants win prizes and money by filling in the ‘blank’ in a given sentence.
Alongside Andi Oliver, celebrity guests this week include popstar Sophie Ellis-Bextor, comedians Jimmy Carr, Chris McCausland and Melvin Odoom and actress Sally Lindsay.
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Few people know that Andi has a famous daughter, Miquita, who has some famous friends including Lily Allen, Nick Grimshaw and Pixie Geldolf.
She found fame hosting the beloved hangover Sunday show T4 alongside Simon Amstell, and after facing bankruptcy back in 2017 and spending some time away from the public eye, the 36-year-old now has several TV projects lined up with her famous chef mum.
Andi is also best pals with nineties singer Neneh Cherry, who Miquita calls “Auntie”, and her godmother is former Holby City actress Amanda Healey.
During lockdown Miquita and her mum launched a cooking series entitled “What’s for Dinner Mummy?”, which she directed and produced and now the pair are working on three TV projects together which she is set to announce soon.
Most notably Miquita is best pals with Lily Allen and was the bridesmaid at her first wedding to Sam Cooper, the father of her two children Marnie and Ethel.
The young presenter’s life hasn’t always been smooth sailing, though.
Miquita was left struggling to pay the £174,514.47 bill for unpaid taxes and filed for bankruptcy in 2012 after losing her job on T4, OK! reports.
In 2013 the presenter starred in a documentary for BBC Three called Young, British and Broke: The Truth about Payday Loans, where she told all about her financial nightmares, which she kept a secret for a long period of time.
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She said: “At 17 I was earning money I didn’t know how to handle and before I knew it I owed thousands to the taxman. I just felt like I couldn’t breathe and that I was sinking. I was so scared about my future and I didn’t tell anyone for two years.
“When I was declared bankrupt it felt like I was in a financial mess I would never get out of.”
She went on to reveal how she burned all of her bankruptcy letters but her mum eventually discovered what was afoot.
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