Miquita Oliver is the television presenter best known for her time as host of T4.
He began presenting in 2001 alongside Simon Amstell on Channel 4’s Popworld.
The 37-year-old had a career that spanned the 2000s and has since worked in radio, hosting shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra.
There are many surprising details about her personal life, including famous family members and a harrowing ordeal in which she was forced to file for bankruptcy at just 27 years old.
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Miquita’s godmother is none other than actress Amanda Mealing.
The 54-year-old actress is best known for playing Connie Beauchamp on Casualty, though she recently announced she’s taking an “extended break” from the show.
In 2011, Miquita had to declare bankruptcy shortly after losing her job presenting T4.
He was unable to pay the bill of £174,514.47 due to unpaid taxes.
At the time, Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery said: “HMRC had applied for Miss Oliver to be declared bankrupt for unpaid taxes of £174,514.47.
“Due to the fact that this amount had not been collected by the due date set by HMRC, a bankruptcy order was issued to Ms Oliver in respect of the aforementioned amount on 11 November 2011.”
Miquita spoke of the experience stating: “I broke down and then I didn’t tell anyone. She had a drawer that she hadn’t opened that was like this from bankruptcy letters. I remember I took all the letters, put them on that balcony and just set them on fire.
“Like a true madman, I thought, this is not happening at all. Just do that. Because I thought that I had been through it and that nobody knew and nobody was going to know and that I could get back on my feet.
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“Obviously when it came out in the papers that’s when I got the most upset about mom because I felt really bad that it was all so public and I felt like it must have been a really horrible thing to have your daughter in the papers doing such a thing.” A big mistake.”
Since then, in December 2013, he presented Young, British and Broke: The Truth about Payday Loans on BBC Three in which he spoke about his ordeal.
She said: “At 17 I was making money I didn’t know how to handle and before I knew it I owed thousands to the tax man. I felt like I couldn’t breathe and I was sinking. I was so afraid of my future and I didn’t tell anyone. for two years.
“When I was declared bankrupt I felt like I was in a financial mess that I would never get out of.”
After her mother found out what had happened, she said: “My mother calls it ‘The Humbling’ and it was humbling because it’s true that it drags you down to ground zero and makes you look at everything, you have to look at yourself. “.
Miquita and her mother, Andi Oliver, will appear together in a new BBC program: The Caribbean with Andi and Miquita. They will meet with family members and talk about the colonial era.
The show airs tonight (Sunday, January 23) at 9 p.m.
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