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Timothy Westwood popularly known as Tim Westwood is a British DJ and presenter. Westwood is known for hosting the rap show on BBC Radio 1 for nearly twenty years, presenting the MTV show Pimp My Ride UK for three seasons. He has released 14 compilation albums and won several awards. 

He also runs a YouTube channel titled, TimWestwoodTV that has over 1.32 million subscribers. His channel contains freestyle videos as well as interviews with numerous hip-hop and grime artists.

What is Tim Westwood Famous For?

  • Popular British DJ.

Where is Tim Westwood From?

Tim Westwood was born on 3 October 1957. Her birth name is Timothy Westwood. Her birth place is in Lowestoft, Suffolk in England. He holds British nationality. He was born to his father, Bill Westwood, and his mother, Shirley Jenning. He belongs to the white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. His zodiac sign is Libra. He grew up in Lowestoft until the family moved to Norwich when he was 8. His father was the parish priest and became vicar of St Peter Mancroft after they moved to Norwich.

Regarding his educational background, he attended independent Norwich School and the state comprehensive Hewett School. He was poor in studies and sports as he was dyslexic.

Tim Westwood young

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Tim Westwood Career

  • Tim Westwood started his career in the late 1970s. 
  • He began by helping clubs to set up sound systems in northwest London.
  • He also started working as a DJ and then warming up for David Rodigan.
  • He played reggae and jazz-funk in his early career.
  • His first radio show was on the London pirate radio station LWR. 
  • He then moved to Kiss FM. He co-owned the station as well. 
  • In 1987, he moved to Capital FM. 
  • He moved to BBC Radio 1 in 1994. He presented the station’s new rap show. 
  • The show went on to become the top-ranked hip-hop show in the UK. 
  • His company Justice Entertainment created the 1987 BBC Open Space documentary, “Bad Meaning Good”.
  • The documentary gave him television exposure in the late 1980s on the ITV-scheduled Night Network.
  • He later presented a series of his own tv programs on the UKTV channel UK Play.
  • He is a patron of the internal radio station at Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution in west London.
  • He hosted the MTV series, Pimp My Ride UK which ran three seasons from 2005 to 2007.
  • The show became the most successful MTV UK production of all time and the second highest-rated show in the history of MTV Europe.
  • He hosted the weekday drivetime show for 1Xtra from 2009 to 2012.
  • He continued his Saturday night Rap Show. 
  • He was a broadcast simulcast on BBC Radio 1 and on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
  • He left BBC after nearly 20 years in 2013. 
  • He returned to Capital FM on their sister station, Capital Xtra.
  • The station’s parent company, Global announced in late April 2022 that he was stepping down from his show due to allegations of his sexual misconduct. 
  • He has released over 14 compilation albums. The Platinum Edition compilation, released in 2003 became the biggest-selling British urban album of all time. 
  • He won the 2016 Legacy Award at the GRM Daily Rated Awards. 
  • He won the 2010 Radio Academy John Peel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. 

Who is Tim Westwood Wife?

Popular DJ Tim Westwood has never been married in his life. He does not have children to date. He might have dated several women in the past. Detail information about his relationships and dating will be updated here.

He suffered injuries in a drive-by shooting in Kennington, South London, on 18 July 1999. He was on his Range Rover after playing at the Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park, gunmen on a motorbike pulled up alongside and shot him and his assistant.

Westwood was accused of sexual misconduct by seven women. He denied all the accusations that allegedly occurred between 1992 and 2017.

How Tall is Tim Westwood?

Tim Westwood stands at the height of 1.93 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of around 70 kg. He has a slim body build. His eye color is hazel and his hair color is black. 

His sexual orientation is straight. 

What is Tim Westwood Networth?

Tim Westwood is a popular DJ and presenter. He spent the majority of his career as a hip-hop presenter on various stations, most notably on BBC Radio 1 for nearly 20 years. He has released 14 compilation albums, including the biggest-selling British urban album of all time, The Platinum Edition compilation. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $13 million.

Did You Know?

  • His father was the Anglican Bishop of Peterborough.
  • Growing up, he was diagnosed with dyslexia.
  • He won the MOBO Awards for Best Radio DJ in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008.
  • In June 2006, the Leader of the Conservative Party and then Leader of the Opposition, David Cameron accused BBC Radio 1 and Westwood’s show of encouraging knife and gun crime.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen stated that Westwood, including his accent, was an inspiration for his fictional Ali G character.
  • He has been accused in the media of giving false statements about his age and background.

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