Jodie landed the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh's revival production of Oliver! after winning BBC 1's I'd Do Anything. She won the 2010 Whatsonstage Theatregoer’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. She then went on to play The Lady of The Lake in the Spamalot UK tour and Dolly in the National Theatre's production of One Man Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
As an actress, television projects include Wizards vs Aliens, Hustle, Candy Cabs and Waterloo Road for BBC 1.
Jodie has recently appeared in BBC 1's Long Live Britain! exploring the effects of Diabetes and the importance of testing. She continues to support Diabetes UK. Jodie also came second in BBC1's 2013 Let's Dance for Comic Relief. She has had her own regular slot on ITV1's This Morning. Prior to this she was a guest on ITV2's I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here NOW! Jodie led the search to find a Toto for a gala performance of The Wizard of Oz through BBC1’s Over The Rainbow and she was a regular presenter of The Midweek National Lottery.
Other television appearances include Pointless, Justin's House, Food Factory, The Chase, Daybreak, Lorraine, Bargain Hunt Children In Need Special, Let's Do Lunch With Gino and Mel, Born to Shine, Sing If You Can, The One Show, Saturday Kitchen, It Takes Two, The Hairy Bikers, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, The Michael Ball Show, The David Dickinson Show, QVC, BBC’s School Choir of the Year 2010, GMTV, Daily Cook’s Challenge, Loose Women, Children In Need, Guesstimation, As Seen On TV, All Star Family Fortunes, Tonight's the Night and New Year's Eve Live 2008.
Jodie has guest presented for Elaine Paige and Paul O’Grady on many occasions with BBC Radio 2. Other BBC Radio 2 appearances include Wogan, co-hosting Going Out With Alan Carr, Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show, The Olivier Awards 2010 and Children in Need 2009 with Graham Norton.
She toured with John Barrowman on his 2010 and 2011 UK Tours. Her concert appearances for BBC Radio 2 include Thank You for the Music, The Friday Night Is Music Night James Bond Special, The Friday is Music Night King's Lynn Festival Special and The Andrew Lloyd Webber 60th Birthday Party. Other concerts include The RAF Benevolent Fund Gala, and Bryn Terfel’s annual Faenol Festival in North Wales.
Jodie can be heard singing So Close with John Barrowman on his self-titled album and she recorded In The Mood for The Very Best of Glenn Miller. Readers of TV Times voted Jodie their Favourite Reality TV Star of 2008.
Jodie's weight loss DVD, Jodie's Fitness Blasts was launched exclusively by QVC on New Year's Day 2014.