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 Saturday morning show Live & Kicking on BBC1. An instant success, the show earned a BAFTA and generated double the number of viewers of any other Saturday morning show. After 3 fantastic years, Jamie decided to move forward and explore other projects.
He later 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.
1999/2000 also saw Jamie play himself in two series of the mock-interview show Rock Profile for UK Play, with Matt Lucas and David Walliams. This also led him to appear alongside the pair in an episode of the BBC1 series Little Britain.
Jamie quickly became a key anchor for the BBC, presenting their coverage of the lunar eclipse, fronting the top-rating Saturday night quiz show ‘A Question of Pop’, hosting coverage of Glastonbury and presenting ‘The Millennium’.
Theakston then co-hosted Channel 4 ‘s ‘To the Priory’ which went on to present 3 successful series of the show further cementing his reputation as one of the UK’s best live TV presenters.
He launched a weekly two-hour radio show on BBC Radio 1 in 2000 and undertook his first regular sports show for BBC Radio Five Live. Simultaneously, continuing TV work with Channel 4’s ratings winner ‘100 Greatest Kids Shows’, hosting ‘Natural Born Losers’ and the holiday show ‘You Call the Shots’, both for BBC1.
Jamie’s acting portfolio includes appearances in ‘Rock Profile’, ‘Little Britain’, ‘Linda Green’ and, ‘Murder in Mind’. His love of film also saw him host Sky’s live coverage of the Oscars.
Jamie presented ‘The Games’ and ‘The Search’ for Channel 4, along with BBC1’s coverage of the Princess Diana Memorial Concert, Sport Relief and The People’s Quiz.
In 2018 Jamie filmed his fifth series of Forbidden History for the Yesterday Channel, which he has fronted since 2013 to wide acclaim. The programme uncovers the truth behind great historical myths, conspiracy theories, ancient treasures, lost civilisations and war time secrets. Jamie also returned as the presenter for Channel 5’s latest police series, Traffic Cops. The show has consistently been one of the most watched factual series on UK television.
His 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, with co-presenter Amanda Holden.
When not broadcasting, Jame is in demand as a conference, live events and awards host.