Sarpong was born in London, UK, to Ghanaian parents.
She was educated at Connaught School for Girls in Leytonstone and Sir George Monoux College in Walthamstow.
Soon we’re discussing the Downton Abbey Christmas special, “I’m Ob-sessesd,” she shrieks, and the problems (she's currently single) of the New York dating scene, “Men are always looking over your shoulder for something better to come along – what’s that about?
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Sarpong spent nine of those presenting in between episodes of Friends and the OC and as the go-to interviewer for celebrities from Brad Pitt to Britney Spears. “We [follow presenters Dermot O’Leary, Steve Jones, Miquita Oliver and Vernon Kay] are grown-ups now.” The distinctly adult setting she’s chosen for our meeting - a quiet private member’s club in Mayfair, complete with Hockney prints on the wall – seems appropriate for the “new phase” in her life, if not a little sedate.
But as soon as I see spy June, now 35, in leopard-print trousers and a broad smile on her face, I’m reassured.
Today it was announced that former Prime Ministers Sir John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown would be leading the push to keep Britain in the EU.
The current PM David Cameron promised a referendum on the subject, and the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign has the backing of Richard Branson, Apprentice star Karren Brady and Marks & Spencer’s boss Lord Rose.
Both teetotal, they were equally comfortable at political functions and showbiz soirées.
Sarpong is one of television's hottest young stars.
She has presented Channel 4's T4 each Sunday since 1999, delivering a mixture of music and celebrity interviews.
She has also spent three years as an MTV video jockey.
Now, after dating for two years, David Lammy and Channel 4 presenter June Sarpong have separated, telling friends that they have been so overworked they have had no time to see each other. I know absolutely that no one else is involved." News of the break-up comes as 30-year-old Lammy enters a new and challenging phase in his career.