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Ashleigh Whitfield is currently a continuity announcer for BBC1 and BBC2, employed by Red Bee Media and based at Broadcast Centre in White City, London.

Ashleigh was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne and after completing a degree in Media & Cultural Studies at the University of Sunderland, won a competition to become a Traffic and Travel Presenter at Century Radio (now Real Radio, Gateshead) in 2001.

After a brief stint at Trafficlink, Birmingham, Ashleigh became the weekend overnight presenter at Metro Radio and then the Afternoon Drive Presenter on Magic 1152 in 2002. She went on to broadcast on the Magic Network across the North before making a move to the Breakfast Show at 103.4 Sun FM in 2004 where she co-hosted for 2 years along with Simon Grundy.

In 2006, Ashleigh became the Lunchtime Presenter at 103.4 Sun FM and also presented a weekend show at TFM Radio. Other voiceover work included Cineworld Sunderland, Instore Radio Productions (Dalton Park, Furniture to Go and Wynsors World of Shoes) and recording the University of Sunderland podcasts for their website.

In January 2009, Ashleigh made the move to London to become the newest continuity announcer for BBC1 and BBC2. She can also occasionally be heard on BBC3, BBC HD and BBC4.

She is also an ambassador for the British Tinnutis Association.

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