Radio and TV presenter and patron of Humanists UK
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.
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. Jamie quickly became a key anchor for the BBC, presenting their coverage of the much hyped lunar eclipse in 1999, fronting the top-rating Saturday night quiz show A Question Of Pop, hosting coverage of Glastonbury and presenting The Millennium.
After being invited to launch a weekly two hour radio show on Radio 1 in 2000, Jamie’s radio presence developed further in 2001 as he undertook his first regular sports show for BBC Radio Five Live. Simultaneously, Jamie continued to add to his huge portfolio of TV work with Channel 4 and the BBC.
Stage success soon followed in 2002, with Jamie taking on the lead role of ‘Serge’ in Yasmin Reza’s smash hit play Art, produced by Sean Connery. This was the resurgence of a long-held interest for Jamie – he was a member of the National Youth Theatre in his teens.
Jamie’s long established relationship with Heart 106.2 FM began in 2005, when he started co-hosting the station’s flagship breakfast show. He continues to present the hugely popular weekday breakfast slot to date, with co-presenter Emma Bunton.
Jamie lives with his wife, two sons and dog Magnus in West London and has a huge passion for property and interior design, regularly renovating his own properties.