Gemma Cairney

Gemma Cairney is a multi-award winning broadcaster, published author, production company founder, magpie, activist and life enthusiast. Since graduating from BBC Radio 1 in 2016, Gemma hosts one-off’s and specials at BBC Radio 2, 3, 4, 4 Extra, 6Music and BBC World Service all the while, including travelling to Mali with Damon Albarn’s ‘Africa Express’ and winning multiple awards. She is also founder of boutique production company – Boom Shakalaka Productions. As an Ambassador for Oxfam Gemma recently raised over £26,000 for Oxfam’s The Music Circle Rumble in the Jumble celebrity jumble sale and also lends her support to Women’s Aid. Gemma’s book Open, a toolkit for how magic and messed up life can be, was released in 2017.


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