Julie Dorne Brown (born 27 August 1959), better known as Downtown Julie Brown, is an English actress and former MTV VJ. Of mixed race, Brown's father, Valentine Brown, was Jamaican and her mother, Doreen, is white. Brown has three brothers, Paul, Mark and Terry and three sisters, Shirley, Carol & Sharon.( Her father was in the Royal Air Force and she grew up on Air Force bases all around the world including England, Singapore and Cyprus and finally settled in Bridgend, Wales. After winning the UK Disco Dancing Championships she went on to win the World Disco Dancing Championship in 1979, soon after Brown began a career on British television as presenter and guest on a number of children's programs, including the long-running entertainment show Crackerjack.