Poppy Jay

Bafta Award nominated & proud East Londoner, Poppy is an established Director, Podcaster, Presenter and journalist known for her wide ranging and thought-provoking work. 

From her most recent documentary ‘Queens of Rap’ to shooting on the critically acclaimed series ’24 Hours in Police Custody” to hosting the award winning podcast ‘Brown Girls Do It Too’ where she talks the taboo topics of sex within the South Asian community, Poppy does not shy away from difficult and challenging subject matter. Her tenacity and chameleon like attitude  has also seen her direct, produce and present hit Channel 4 Documentary ‘Queens of Rap’, that has landed her a Bafta nomination. She is also a performer having taken her podcast to Soho where she will do a one week run this September and tour the UK.

Career highlights include winning the Best Podcast Award for BBC Sound’s podcast ‘Brown Girls Do it Too’ (which has run for 2 successful series) and commissioned for a third, she received the  ARIA 2021 Gold Winner in the Best New Presenter category. The show also won Audioboom’s Podcast of the Year in the British Podcast Awards in the same year.

Poppy hosted the BBC Asian Network show called the ‘GroupChat’ and can easily switch between current affairs and fact-ent. She is passionate about human-interest stories and social issues and hopes to give audiences access to conversation around issues that aren’t always reflected in mainstream media or her own British Bangladeshi community.

Poppy appeared in the opening and closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics representing the Caymen Islands. She also has a habit of reading the full plotlines of films and TV series on Wikipedia before watching them.

In 2022 Poppy appeared on Celebrity Mastermind, choosing Cardi B as her specialist subject.