Derry ‘my best gig ever’ says Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil.
Jameela Jamil.

BBC Radio One DJ Jameela Jamil has described the Big Weekend in Derry as “the best gig she has ever played” - despite it taking her more than 14 hours to get here.

The glamourous presenter - who hosts the station’s flagship chart show - was one of the celebs and presenters stuck at Heathrow airport yesterday when an emergency landing by a plane caused major delays.

Speaking to the ‘Journal’ at Ebrington this afternoon just after finishing a DJ set, Jameela said the journey was “well worth it”.

“It took 14 hours, planes, trains and automobiles - and we went via Letterkenny - but it was still worth it,” she said.

“The crowd here is amazing, there is such a buzz about the place. It is easily the best gig I have ever played.”

The DJ revealed she had another mishap just as she took to the main stage today. “I fell just as I came on stage - I was covered in dirt - and all my vinyls and CDs went everywhere and a few were scratched, but it made for an original mix!”

Jameela will be playing another set tomorrow when she will also be introducing Little Mix.