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Glastonbury 2009

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Gemma | 14:23 UK time, Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Glastonbury literally rocked my core this year. Here is a collage I've put together which pretty much sums it up!...

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Can you spot the following?

The frog who wants to be kissed?
Edith Bowman and Reggie Yates?
An astonishing headress worn by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's?
Yourself or someone you know in the crowd!?

Gem Xx

P.S Click here to see tons of highlights and relive the Glasto experience, oh and, make sure you get your booty shaking, cider guzzling, welly wearing, music adoring self there next year! I mean it...

The Nelson Skank Has Landed

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Producer Julie | 13:45 UK time, Tuesday, 30 June 2009

After weeks of speculation Gemma unveiled her tribute track to Trevor Nelson 'The Nelson Skank' this morning on the show.

The biggest tune of the summer features Sean Paul, Donaeo, Gracious K, KIG Family, JLS, Fr3e, Melanie Fiona, Desperado, Eddie Kadi, Rampage, Max, Mistajam, Ace & Vis and of course Gemma - over a beat by Crazi Cousins with production from Sony Gold-winning Patrick McDowall.

if you haven't heard it yet prick up your ears....

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Here's how Trevor reacted to having his very own skank....


Janine Massages Trev

... demanding a massage from producer Janine

All together now - rub ya bal head, rub ya ball head, rub ya bal head

Michael Jackson : An unlikely pocket of time

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Gemma | 12:14 UK time, Friday, 26 June 2009

Last night I came home from a delicious fish dinner, trying to mentally prepare for my first live tv appearance at this year's Glastonbury. I switched the telly feeling weirdly nostalgic for no reason at all - they were discussing the BBC expenses debate on BBC2, it was surreal to see the 1Xtra logo dangling in the background along with all the others. I had a private moment where I felt proud to be attached to the BBC's newest, freshest radio station and working with black music supremo Trevor Nelson...

Suddenly the feature was interrupted with the news that Michael Jackson had been rushed to hospital. I wasn't affected until she reavealed that it was a 'serious' cardiac arrest... I sat gobsmacked, alone infront of the telly and it lead into a feature on the turbulent current state in Iran. The world is in a sad state, I thought to myself, really seriously and I text an old friend who I was having some problems with and called a genuine truce. It was accepted and within a few more texts it was official that Michael Jackson had infact died... I went to bed confused and sad.

To everyone that is feeling weird, and reflective, and upset.. I know how ya feel! Thank you all so much for texts and memories on the show this morning. But on a personal note, I can't think of anyone that I'd rather experience such a show with then Trevor Nelson and a place I'd rather go to celebrate music then Glastonbury.

Hear the Friday 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Trevor & Gemma remembering Michael Jackson

Young Michael Jackson


Gemma | 09:12 UK time, Thursday, 25 June 2009


Serena Williams grunting and playing awesome tennis!


Heels at Wimbledon = soooo not cool! Got a dirty look from a posh woman in flip flops!

Hotness on the 1Xtra Breakfast Show....

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Producer Julie | 11:29 UK time, Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Seen as the sun's out, time for some talent on the show!

One for the boys ... BMX eventer Shanaze Reade on the show this morning

BMX World Champ Shanaze Reade

One for the ladies ... Mexican actors Gael Garcia Bernal & Diego Luna on the show Thursday morning

Diego Luna, Gemma and Gael Garcia Bernal

See when the magic began...

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Producer Julie | 07:09 UK time, Tuesday, 23 June 2009

When Trev Met Gem
Copyright : MTV

Trev has just dug up this photo of the first time he ever met Gemma, back in early 2008 when she was a finalist on an MTV talent show....


The start of a beautiful relationship ;-)

Twenty20 has arrived!

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Trevor Nelson Trevor Nelson | 11:50 UK time, Monday, 22 June 2009

Cricket stumps

Hey guys I am blogging again!

Had a mad weekend. After flying back from a crazy gig just outside Dublin on friday night at a place called Time in Naas, I ended the weekend at an even madder place : Lords the home of cricket. Boring you may think? Nope - fast, funny, entertaining and the best atmosphere. Twenty20 Cricket is hot and Pakistan proved it by becoming World Champions. There was music, dancin and lots of drama. I loooooved it. Trust me girls you should try...

Watch the Twenty20 Highlights on BBC Sport

JLS corrupt me...

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Gemma | 08:06 UK time, Thursday, 18 June 2009

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Hear JLS on 1Xtra Breakfast giving us their Naked Truth and battling it out to see who is The Last Man Standing.

(Scroll iPlayer 1 hour and 40 mins into the show to hear JLS)

JLS flavour jaffas

Gemma | 11:58 UK time, Wednesday, 17 June 2009


The bites taken out of these biscuits (well strawberry jaffas to be exact!) were taken by Oritse and Aston from JLS!

Gem the groupie Xx

NYC NAILS ctd...

Gemma | 13:26 UK time, Monday, 15 June 2009

Regarding nails, I didn't even realise that I must have been influenced by Jordin Sparks when she came in a couple of week ago! Look in the gallery of 'OUR PHOTOS' of me enviously pointing at her gorgeous turquoise nails! Forgot all about that! Thank you for sending in some of totally fab talons.. Here were my fave..


 John Hamer who owns a nail shop in Manchester, sent us this fine example!

Sabreena is workin it...


 Last but not least, Jen's dedicated fashionista toes!

Right so seeing as I was trying to experiment with a new look in NY, let me know what you think of the wigs that I tried out at a giant wig shop, where you had to pay $2 for a wig cap, just so that you could try them on!


Janinie's interpretation of my wig personaility: "I fell Off The Pole Last Night"


Janine's interpretation of my wig personailty:Where My Baby Daddy At ?

Mistajam's interpretation of my wig personality: They tried to make me go to rehab I said NO

Mistajam's interpretation of my wig personoality: Go Ricky! Go Ricky!

Let me know what you think and feel free to send me your wig snaps, becuase they fun!

Gem Xx




Gemma | 10:12 UK time, Monday, 15 June 2009


NY nails... Powder blue! I know they're not completely OTT, but it's quite different to my usual bitten, nothings!

Gem Xx

Find out what Lewis gets up to with Nicole....

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Producer Julie | 11:36 UK time, Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Lewis Hamilton and Dev on 1Xtra Breakfast

Dev met the youngest ever F1 champ Lewis Hamilton today on the 1Xtra Breakfast Show.

Lewis talked about being with Nicole, told us he's about to start shooting a movie to be out end of 2010 and let out a few secrets about his superstar friends Kanye and Pharrell.

Plus he was an all round jolly lovely shiny chap and had everyone in the 1Xtra and Radio 1 studios smiling.

Hear the interview, share or embed it down here

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Je-ree Je-ree Je-ree Je-ree

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Producer Julie | 13:34 UK time, Monday, 8 June 2009

Jerry Springer and Dev

TV ledge Jerry Springer was on the Breakfast Show today chatting to Dev about his new role in musical Chicago, the weirdest ever America's Got Talent stunts, what he thinks of Jeremy Kyle and why he thinks he may be going to hell!

Check the interview here

Dev Does The Apprentice FINAL

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Producer Julie | 11:59 UK time, Monday, 8 June 2009

So Trev's still away and it was the Final of the almighty Apprentice last night, so here's Dev to take us through what went down...

Who Was Hired : Yasmina - yay!

Watch the Apprentice Final via the BBC iPlayer

See Yasmina's interview on the official Apprentice site

Dev even got to hang with both the finalists Yasmina and Kate this morning before the show!

Yasmina, Dev and Kate from Apprentice

Check Dev hosting the Breakfast Show every day this week!

Gemma Goes Hard .... Extreme Dining Session

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Producer Julie | 19:28 UK time, Thursday, 4 June 2009

(I don't know why its always me and Gemma that end up doing all the weird stuff for the show BUT...) I just got back from a lovely afternoon watching Gemma eat some very unusual dishes! She chomped down on Bone Marrow, Ox Heart, Duck Gizzards and Tripe....

Gemmas Meal For One

I had a go but I'm not as brave as she, and the tripe was just too much (feel a tad sick). At least I turned up tho - which is better than Twin B lol

Hear Gemma's full analysis of her experience at St John's Restaurant and her interview with Head Chef Chris Gillard!!
(Scroll iPlayer 2 hrs 15 mins into the show)

Here are some of the dishes....

Gemma digs in
Bone Marrow In Bones

Gem Eats Bone Marrow
Bone Marrow On Toast!

Gem Eats Ox Heart
Ox Heart

All the dishes
(in the front)

Gemma Does The Apprentice Episode 11

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Producer Julie | 12:02 UK time, Thursday, 4 June 2009

As Trev has popped off on his jollies, here's GEMMA's take on last night's Apprentice adventures (one episode to go - eeek!!)

Who Got Fired : James, Lorraine, Debra
Who Should Have Been Fired : James, Lorraine, Kate

So its a Girl Fight...Blonde v Brunette

Kate and Yasmina

Kate v Yasmina

Check their CVs

Who's your fave? And who is going to win this Sunday's final?

Watch the whole episode via the BBC iPlayer
(Check along the bottom and watch any other episode you missed too!)

Read this fab liveblog that The Guardian do every week (hilarious)

Oh no its nearly all over.... :-(

First day with Twin B

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Gemma | 13:08 UK time, Monday, 1 June 2009

I was excited to go into work this morning, because it was my first Breakfat show with Twin B! Was a little disappionted by his moves though... Not energetic enough? Have a look to see one of the oddest Breakfast Boogies yet!..

Gem Xx

P.S Dev isn't dead btw, just resisting my charms...

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