Despite being given a driving ban for pleading guilty to driving without insurance on Monday, Jamelia was all smiles as she joined a host of celebs on the Kojo Show last night.
The mother-of-two looked effortlessly cool in a black polo neck and matching trousers, teaming her outfit with thigh high black boots.
Jamelia talked about her daughters, being on Loose Women and why she would never appear in a reality show. Explaining her initial doubts about joining the ITV daytime show she said:
They asked me quite a while back and I didn’t really think I’d fit in. But then I came to the conclusion that being on that show, I get to represent what is not being represented at the moment and I feel it’s important that people know we are here. I feel like the media is constantly representing, particularly black people in a stereotypical way and I feel you have to be the change you want to see.
The Superstar singer also talked about how, despite being offered the opportunity to appear on various reality shows she would never do it, fearing that the ‘true Jamelia’ would be seen by the public.
I was offered the jungle one and the Strictly on Ice one . But I wouldn’t do it. Its not for me. I don’t like the idea of being filmed for a long period of time. I’m from an area in Birmingham called Hockley and it’s a bit rough a bit ghetto. So I wouldn’t want that to come out, you know.
That’s exactly why we want you on the show!
Jamelia was given a 45 day driving ban and fined £500 after pleading guilty to driving without insurance. She broke down as she explained to the court that she thought her insurance would be renewed automatically and begged for the ban to be dropped, as she needs her Ford S-Max Titanium TDCi to drive her two daughters to school. After the hearing, the 32-year-old said in a statement:
I was horrified when I was told that I was driving my car without insurance. Unfortunately it is an easy mistake to make in a busy life when you do your insurance online. Certainly, driving without insurance is not something I would ever knowingly have done. And I am sorry that I did so inadvertently.
The court heard how police stopped the Loose Woman panellist on the A491 in Hopwood near Bromsgrove, Worcester, and found she wasn’t insured on 24 August.