Who is Jeanette Kwakye? Martin Lewis Money Show Co-Host and former international sprinter | The Sun

JEANETTE Kwakye shot to fame as an Olympic athlete, known for being a sprinter.

After retiring, the ex-Team GB sprinter has now switched her career to TV presenting.

Who is Jeanette Kwayke?

Born in Woodford Green in London on March 20, 1983, Jeanette Kwayke is an Olympian and TV presenter.

She quickly realised her sporting talent during her teenage years running for Woodford Green with Essex Ladies when she progressed through the junior ranks and turned pro in 2005.

Jeanette married her Nigerian husband Tokunbo back in 2016.

The couple have two children, one son and a daughter.

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What has she achieved?

Jeanette achieved British championship medals over 100 metres and 200m in 2007.

Her highest achievement came in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games when the athlete became the first British woman in 24 years to make it to the 100m final, where she finished sixth.

Unfortunately, the ex-Olympian was forced to withdraw from competitions in 2010 having suffered from Achilles tendon and knee injuries.

However, Jeanette reached the semi-finals in the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, and became the 100m women's British champion that same year.

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Unfortunately, 2012 was not such a good year.

Jeanette failed to qualify for the London Olympic Games due to another injury but she won the British 60m indoor title to make up for it.

Personal bests:

  • 60m – 7.08sec (March 2008)
  • 100m – 11.14 (August 2008)
  • 200m 23.11 (July 2007)

But she appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2021 birthday honours list.

What does she do now?

Since Jeanette declared retirement from the sport, she has presented for Sky Sports, Channel 5 and the BBC which includes an hourly long show on BBC Radio London every Saturday called The Women's Sports Show.

The former British champion has also covered Olympic sport, European Games and the Commonwealth Games.

Jeanette has worked for Channel 4 and has most recently featured on the One Show.

The sprinter published the Children's book, Femi The Fox which featured on BBC Africa.

When is Jeanette Kwakye on the Martin Lewis Money Show?

Jeanette joined the Martin Lewis Money Show as co-host for the series' 13 season.

Making her debut on October 31, 2023, host Martin Lewis said: "We have a debutant on the show. Joining me for this our 13th series, please welcome Janette Kawachi."

Jeanette replaces Angellica Bell, who left the show during the last season.

On her last show, Martin said: "I'd like to thank Angelica for the series, you've been wonderful…"

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Angellica then replied: "Can I just say thank you to you Martin because you do so much work, you've put so much time into this show.

"You're absolutely brilliant and you help so many people. Thank you thank you thank you."

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