Jodie landed the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh's revival production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane after winning BBC1'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 in the West End at the Playhouse Theatre, and Dolly in the National Theatre's production of One Man Two Guvnors at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Recently, Jodie starred in the title role of Calamity Jane on the UK No. 1 Tour. Christmas 2015 saw her playing Miss Hannigan in Annie at the New Theatre, Oxford, and then in 2016 she starred in a new UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-woman show Tell Me on a Sunday.
As an actress, television work includes Citizen Khan, Casualty, Wizards vs Aliens, Candy Cabs and Waterloo Road, all for BBC1.
As a presenter on TV, Jodie’s work includes Top Dog for BBC Sports Relief, the BBC1's Long Live Britain!, exploring the effects of diabetes and the importance of testing, and Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2013, in which she came second. 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 Strictly Come Dancing, 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 and can be heard singing 'So Close' with him on his self-titled album. Her concert appearances for BBC Radio 2 include Thank You for the Music, The Friday Night Is Music Night James Bond Special, The Friday Night is Music Night King's Lynn Festival Special and The Andrew Lloyd Webber 60th Birthday Party. Other concerts include for the The RAF Benevolent Fund Gala and Bryn Terfel's annual Faenol Festival in North Wales. She recorded 'In The Mood' for The Very Best of Glenn Miller album.
Readers of TV Times voted Jodie their Favourite Reality TV Star of 2008. Jodie's weightloss DVD, Jodie's Fitness Blasts, was launched exclusively by QVC on New Year's Day 2014.