A respected TV and radio presenter, Jamie Theakston is a household name, thanks to his Breakfast show on Heart FM, alongside roles on mainstream terrestrial shows. 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. 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. Jamie played himself in two series of the mock-interview show Rock Profile, 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.
After being invited to launch a weekly two hour radio show on 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 huge portfolio of TV work. 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, with co-presenter Amanda Holden.