Biography of Jamie Theakston
Jamie Theakston is an English television presenter, producer and actor. Between 1996 and 1999 he co-hosted the former BBC One Saturday morning children’s show Live & Kicking with Zoe Ball.
How old is Jamie Theakston? – Age
He is 52 years old on December 21, 2023. He was born in 1970 in Cuckfield, United Kingdom. His real name is James Paul Theakston.
Jamie Theakston Parents – Education
He is the son of Graham Theakston. He left with nine O Levels and a GCSE in Mathematics, which he took up at BHASVIC, and went to North London Polytechnic (now London Metropolitan University), where he earned a first class degree in business studies. He read traffic news on BBC GLR while at university because he wanted to work in sports reporting.
Jamie Theakston wife
On September 15, 2007, Theakston married Sophie Siegle in Ditchling, and the couple now live in West London. They have two children. He had previously been romantically involved with socialite Lady Victoria Hervey, actor Joely Richardson and models Erin O’Connor and Sophie Dahl.
Jamie Theakston net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
How tall is Jamie Theakston? – Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m).
Jamie Theakston House
After submitting plans to create a state-of-the-art gym and office in the back garden of his £6.5million property, Theakston is once again at odds with his wealthy neighbours. Theakston has not sold the handsome three-storey property, which is estimated at £3million, and is currently rented to a family of four.
Rents in the area for comparable residences start at around £6,000 per month. Prior to its approval, Theakston and his wife Sophie failed in a previous bid to build a gym and indoor pool at the rear of their property, which also infuriated neighbors. They are even angrier now that his new gym and office plans have been filed with Hounslow Council.
Jamie Theakston Heart Radio
He and Amanda Holden currently co-host Heart Radio’s national breakfast show. Heart is a UK radio network and brand which consists of thirteen local adult contemporary stations owned and operated by Global across the UK. These stations broadcast a mix of local and network programming. Global owns ten of the Heart stations, while the other three are operated under franchise agreements. Global Player, Freeview, Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media and Digital One DAB all offer access to the national version of the network.
Heart radio broadcasts have a joint reach of 8.8 million audience members as of Walk 2023, making it the third most famous radio organization in the UK after BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. The all after all Heart tagged stations is over 11.2 million.
Jamie Theakston Football Aid
In June 2014, he played in his fifth consecutive Soccer Aid match at Old Trafford. Soccer Aid is an annual (previously biennial) UK charity event which has raised over £38 million for UNICEF UK through ticket sales and donations from the public. The televised event is a friendly football match between two teams, England and the Soccer Aid World XI (formerly Rest of the World (ROW) until 2018), both made up of celebrities and former professional players from their respective nations.
Jamie Theakston Traffic Wardens
He has narrated every episode of Traffic Cops and its spin-off show Motorway Cops, and he has narrated episodes of Caught on Camera since 2015. Traffic Cops is a Channel 5 (and earlier BBC One) documentary series that follows Roads Policing Units from several British police services. It has always been one of the most popular factual shows on British television.
Charity Jamie Theakston
In 2003, Theakston took a break to travel to Uganda and meet former child soldiers. He is a patron of CANCERVIVE, a charity that was founded to meet the needs of anyone whose family or friends have cancer. In June 2014, he played in his fifth consecutive Soccer Aid match at Old Trafford. In 2010 he was voted man of the match for his efforts in goal after saving four penalties for England against the rest of the world in a penalty shootout before missing a penalty himself in a failure.
On October 4, 2019, Theakston took an 8-day holiday from Heart Breakfast to embark on his Bike Britain Challenge, a cycling race in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise foundation. The challenge lasted eight days, with Theakston covering 650 miles from Edinburgh to London on the eleventh. During the trip he stopped at Newcastle upon Tyne, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol, where he met scores of seriously ill children and their families. In June 2022, Theakston gave his wicket to Ricky Boardman of Kew Cricket Club’s 3rd XI, a move Theakston described as “pure theatre”.
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