Jodie Kidd is best known for being a television presenter and one of the most successful models of her generation.
Having been discovered at the age of just 15, she shot into the spotlight, appeared on the cover of Vogue, opened shows for Givenchy and walked for Alexander McQueen’s debut runway presentation. As an international model, she travelled the world shooting high-end campaigns. She returned to modelling in 2013 to walk for Moschino during Milan Fashion Week and the following year was the face of Jaeger’s Autumn Winter campaign. In addition to playing polo and golf, Jodie has enjoyed a successful career as a high-octane Maserati racing driver, competing at some of Europe’s most prestigious racing circuits and raced for Jaguar in the legendary Mille Miglia. She has also taken on many endurance challenges including L’Etape du Tour and, after becoming an ambassador for the charity Help for Heroes, Jodie completed the Burma Bike Ride, the Big Battlefield Bike Ride, and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money on their behalf. Jodie has a passion for classic cars and in 2020, became the host of Chubb Insurance’s official podcast to interview some of the most fascinating owners, restorers and passionate people who inhabit the fascinating world of classic cars.
She has taken part in several popular television programmes, including BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are and Strictly Come Dancing. More recently, she featured in one of the first post- coronavirus productions, ITV’s Dont Rock the Boat. She also presented her own US television show Fashion Avenue, fronted her own BBC Three documentary I Believe in Miracle Healing, and has co-presented Channel 5’s The Classic Car Show and ITV’s coverage of The Isle of Man TT. Jodie is passionate about sustainability and growing her own vegetables and is a keen cook, having been a finalist in Celebrity MasterChef. In 2017, Jodie opened gastropub The Half Moon in Kirdford and the following year it was awarded 2 Rosettes by the AA. Jodie is involved in everything from menu design and creation of dishes, as well as hosting her very own Curry and Quiz night each month. Guests can expect flavour and quality to be at the centre of everything with British produce enhanced by global flavours inspired by Jodie’s travels.
In 2018, Jodie was an instrumental driving force in freezing beer duty in the Chancellor’s Autumn 2018 Budget, helping to save thousands of jobs. She is a supporter of the ‘Long Live the Local’ campaign and delivered a petition to Downing Street ahead of the Chancellor’s Budget, calling for a cut in beer duty. Jodie was significant in helping the campaign gather over 116,000 signatures, expressing a nationwide concern that one in ten pubs (12%) could close within five years if beer tax was to increase. Jodie continued her support of ‘Long Live the Local’ in 2019 along with winning the coveted award, Beer Drinker of the Year for 2019.
In January 2019, she released her first book, Balance Your Life a simple and effective 6-week healthy eating and exercise programme to a calmer, healthier you. It shot to the top of the Amazon bestsellers list, receiving rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Balance Your Life is packed with tips and advice, and motivational style encouragement. Challenging and fun, the time-efficient at-home workout routines are fully illustrated with step-by-step photography, and the expert guidance ensures you get the best results whilst building your appetite for exercise.
Amongst many of her commercial endeavours, recent years have seen Jodie become the face of Boden’s Autumn range with the launch of their ‘Leaf Diving’ campaign.
Jodie enjoys living in the countryside with her partner Joe and her son, Indio.