Belfast Telegraph

Miquita Oliver faces bankruptcy

TV presenter Miquita Oliver faces bankruptcy after she failed to pay a tax bill of more than £170,000, according to a firm of accountants.

A statement released by Baker Tilly Restructuring and Recovery said: "HMRC had petitioned for Miss Oliver to be declared bankrupt for unpaid taxes amounting to £174,514.47. Due to the fact this amount had not been collected by the due date set by HMRC a Bankruptcy Order was issued to Miss Oliver in respect to the mentioned amount on 11 November 2011."

Geoff Carton-Kelly, who has been appointed Oliver's Trustee, said: "At this stage it is too early to comment on the level of Miss Oliver's assets and the likely return to creditors."

The 27-year-old Londoner rose to fame presenting Channel 4's Saturday morning music show, Popworld, with Simon Amstell.

The pair hosted the show for five years until they bowed out in 2006.

Oliver went on to work on the 4Music channel and was a bridesmaid at the wedding of childhood friend Lily Allen last year.

Her publicist said: "We can confirm that Miquita Oliver filed for bankruptcy in November 2011. She has many projects in the pipeline both here and in the US for 2012."


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