Book Jamie Theakston
A respected TV and radio presenter, Jamie Theakston became a household name in Britain thanks to roles on mainstream terrestrial shows such as Live & Kicking, Top of the Pops and, more recently, through his presenting work on Heart FM.
Jamie’s career kicked off after he teamed up with co-presenter Zoe Ball in September 1996 on the brash new Saturday morning show Live & Kicking on BBC1. It was an instant success, earning a BAFTA award and generating double the amount of viewers of any other Saturday morning show. After 3 fantastic years, Jamie decided to move forward and explore other projects.
He landed his first main TV presenting role on BBC2’s The Ozone in 1999, after acting as a regular host on iconic BBC1 show Top of the Pops in 1998, which saw him interview stars such as Madonna, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Oasis and the Spice Girls. 1999/2000 also saw Jamie play himself in two series of the mock-interview show Rock Profile for UK Play, in which he interviewed “celebrities” impersonated by Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Jamie quickly became a key anchor for the BBC. In 2000, Jamie was approached by Channel 4 to co-host The Priory with Zoe Ball. Jamie and Zoe went on to present 3 successful series of the show, further cementing his reputation as one of the UK’s best live TV presenters.
Stage success followed in 2002, with Jamie taking on the lead role of ‘Serge’ in Yasmin Reza’s smash hit play Art, produced by Sean Connery, and also his second theatre project followed soon.
From 2003 – 2006, Jamie presented four series of The Games for Channel 4, a reality television show which saw a number of celebrities compete against in each other in Olympic style events.
In September 2008, he joined World Cup legends and other top celebrities for Soccer Aid at Wembley Stadium, in aid of UNICEF and its partners. Jamie has also promoted some campaigns for Activia, The South African Tourism Board, the LTA and the Ibis Hotels. Furthermore he continues to be an ambassador of Disney’s 2013/2014 Winnie the Pooh Storytelling competition to find the UK’s best storytellers.
Jamie is currently filming a third series of Forbidden History for the Yesterday Channel; a series he has fronted since 2013 to much acclaim.
Jamie’s long established relationship with Heart 106.2 FM began in 2005, when he started co-hosting the station’s flagship breakfast show alongside Harriet Scott. He continues to present the hugely popular weekday breakfast slot to date, with new co-presenter Emma Bunton.
Together with wife and two sons Jamie lives in West London and has a keen interest in property and interior design, regularly renovating his properties.
Much loved and respected TV and radio presenter
Co-presents Heart FM’s flagship breakfast radio show
Presents Forbidden History on the Yesterday Channel
Ambassador for Disney’s 2013/2014 Winnie the Pooh Storytelling competition
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