Jamie Theakston is a respected TV and radio presenter.
Theakston is a household name, thanks to his Breakfast show on Heart FM, and previous roles on mainstream terrestrial shows such as Live & Kicking and Top of the Pops.
Jamie’s career kicked off after he teamed up with co-presenter Zoe Ball in September 1996 on the BBC 1 Saturday morning show Live & Kicking. It was an instant success, earning a BAFTA and generating double the number of viewers of any other Saturday morning show. After three fantastic years, Jamie decided to move forward and explore other projects.
After acting as a regular host on Top of the Pops, Jamie landed his first main TV presenting role on BBC2’s The Ozone in 1999.
1999/2000 saw Jamie play himself in two series of the mock-interview show Rock Profile for UK Play, with Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Jamie appeared alongside Lucas & Walliams once again in an episode of the BBC1 series Little Britain.
Jamie Theakston 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.
In 2000, Jamie was approached by Channel 4 to co-host The Priory with Zoe Ball. Jamie and Zoe went on to present three successful series of the show, further cementing his reputation as one of the UK’s best live TV presenters.
After being invited to launch a weekly two-hour radio show on BBC Radio 1 in 2000, Jamie’s radio presence developed further as he undertook his first regular sports show for BBC Radio Five Live.
Simultaneously, Jamie continued to add to his vast portfolio of TV work with Channel 4’s ratings winner 100 Greatest Kids Shows, as well as hosting Natural Born Losers and the holiday show You Call The Shots, both for BBC1
When not broadcasting, Jame is in demand as a conference, live events and awards host.