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Jeff Brazier

TV presenter, ex pro-footballer and proud Dad

Jeff Brazier is one of the UK’s most loved and in demand TV presenters who has hosted some of the biggest shows on British television.
Jeff is a highly experienced and technically capable presenter equally at home in a live or prerecorded studio environment, on OB, with auto-cue and live direction and is able to put even the most challenging guests at ease as well as a fantastic relationship with his live audiences which all makes for great programming. In August 2011 he was handed the reins of Channel 5’s daily magazine show, OK!TV. He is a regular feature presenter for This Morning including roles such as ‘X Factor’ correspondent, Dancing On Ice correspondent and varying holiday features.

Over the last few years we have seen him as a live OB presenter for the X Factor finals, as a presenter for ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now in Australia, and as a co-presenter on Sky 1′s Angela and Friends. He also won a lot of new fans when he reached the quarter-finals of this year’s Dancing On Ice competition for ITV1.

As well as presenting, Jeff has been the face of many successful commercial campaigns for the likes of BSkyB/Skyride, McDonald’s Happy Meal Books, Suzuki and Clothes Show Live; to name but a few. He is also a talented writer enjoying a monthly parenting blog with Mamas&Papas and previous weekly work with MSN, a weekly parenting column in the Daily Mirror, a dating column in Now magazine and an agony uncle column in Closer magazine.

Jeff is 33 and lives in Harlow, Essex and was originally a professional footballer, signed to Leyton Orient FC but had to retire after succumbing to injury problems, but he stills plays football and is often involved in charity matches.

He has two young sons, Bobby, and Freddie, and from his experiences of being a single-parent he came up with the programme idea for Superdaddy which was broadcast by Living TV. He has also recently developed and presented a programme for BBC3 My Brother and Me which was broadcast in December 2010 amidst much critical acclaim.

Go From Flat To Focussed In Five Steps

Safety in life is overrated. You can have far too much. Have you wrapped yourself in cotton wool so that nothing 'bad' can possibly happen to you? Does that block some of the good stuff getting to you as well? Safety is the absence of danger or risk. Security however is the ability to take a risk in the knowledge that your base level of safety is always there to return to.
08/11/2017 15:52 GMT

How Can I Plan My Retirement So I Can Emulate My In-Law's?

Well here I was playing golf with a group of men and women who hit one another with a constant flow of humorous below the belt banter and it started to occur to me that whilst I don't want to be their age just yet, I really liked being in their company.
01/12/2016 16:17 GMT

Freddy's First Day At Secondary School

I thought of him constantly throughout the day. How is he getting on? Did he bother to eat lunch? Has he made friends? At quarter past three I was to get my answers but as he walked out and I prepared myself to hit him with every imaginable enquiry a parent could make, he simply declared "it's ok Dad you can drive home, I'm walking back with my mates." Perfect, I thought.
07/09/2016 15:44 BST

Caught At A Crossroads

I've always been told that parenting is putting the kid's needs before your own, I know I'm going to miss so much about living in Hove; the beach, the coffee shops, the unlimited types of club or activities you can try. I'm actually quite sad to leave but before I know it their childhood is going to go by in a flash so my focus has to be on what they need right now.
02/09/2016 16:36 BST

What Makes the 'Perfect Single Parent'?

A single parent is a manager; a manager of lives, time and of an environment and we have to divide our time and energy up amongst those who rely on us, the means to fund the process and the fuel to keep us going. It's the toughest job in the world, but also the most rewarding.
15/07/2016 07:39 BST

The Comeback

A desire to 'comeback' is the difference between making excuses or fuelling motivation, failing or succeeding or applying the handbrake or stepping on the gas when it comes to facing any one of life's various and inevitable challenges.
21/04/2016 17:33 BST

I Guarantee to Make You a Better Dad By the End of This Blog Post

We are often the father we are because of the father we had. Intergenerational conditioning is one to watch out for because a lot of what you and I experienced is dated and has less relevance in modern fatherhood. Be the father you wish to be instead of what you were raised to be.
30/10/2015 08:18 GMT

How to Juggle the Half-Term

Am I the only parent that can't believe how quickly this half term has come along?! I'm sure you've all been settling into your routines again after the lengthy summer holiday and now it's time to have that routine dashed so we can go back to wearing the occasional hat that requires us to become an entertainer, a taxi driver or a referee depending on how many you have and what ages they are. I can snigger slightly at myself here, with two of a similar age I actually fit into all three but sadly, in reverse order!
23/10/2015 17:57 BST

If Only I Could Bottle This Feeling...

Here's another crap misconception. That it's egotistical to love yourself. I was accused of loving myself at school, far from the sad truth that I had a lot of healing to do before I was to understand what it meant to love myself. Now I realise it's something that people say to others when they are threatened by someone's confidence as it reminds them of what little acceptance they have for themselves... I see beauty all around me, in people, places, objects and actions. That's love and it's a very powerful thing!
30/09/2015 17:38 BST

Moving Families - An Exciting New Chapter or Unsettling Gamble?

After a year of coaching and helping other people make a variety of important decisions in their lives I understand how we often hold ourselves back, some go as far as imprisoning themselves in a situation which they complain about constantly but do nothing to change.
17/08/2015 22:29 BST

My Son the Hero

I'm excited for Freddy. We could all learn a thing or two from him. Freddy has found a purpose and a clear sense of fulfilment in helping others, it's a natural path and one he is choosing for himself, I'm beyond proud.
22/07/2015 17:53 BST

The Modern Punishment for the Modern Child

I have an 11-year-old, soon to be 12, who thinks he is 21. I was warned to expect lots of personality changes when senior school started for him this year, just how much would change and how quickly I'm not sure we can ever prepare ourselves for.
07/05/2015 17:09 BST

Seeing Faults in Others Is Easy, But Not Always So Welcome When We Find Them in Ourselves

Life has to be more than just being about what's absolutely necessary, we have a network around us which needs an element of input and equality in order to thrive. What is a life without wonderful friendships and relationships? All contributing to adding layers and enriching our experience along whatever direction we pursue, it can be a lonely path when selfishness prevails, even if it is only because you initially just wanted to cope and not let anyone down.
07/04/2015 23:56 BST

Saying Goodbye to Fred...

In my own personal experiences as a coach, changing the perception or story of the situation which creates the anxiety can be very effective. So often we forget where the anxiety came from in the first place.
24/03/2015 17:56 GMT

Three Simple Steps to Upgrade Your Relationship!

Oh how we love to judge! Is it not good to give our love some home truths in the form of some advice or most commonly some harsh criticisms? The majority of anything said from one partner to another would go in one ear and out the other, no matter how much sense it makes to you, it's not their perspective therefore 90% of it goes by the wayside.
11/02/2015 17:18 GMT

How Much Can You Change in a Week?

It's so important for parents, especially single parents, to have a strong and reliable support network around them, you can go through months without 'needing a friend' but when you do it's so reassuring to know that those positive role models are there waiting in the wings to come and be wonderful influence on the boys.
16/12/2014 17:01 GMT

I'm Letting the Boys Down

Keeping the many facets of our lives going is a great and progressively more common achievement that we have little choice but to challenge ourselves with. However, if you are not paying attention to the areas of your life that matter the most then in the end the success is found to be hollow because we dropped the ball that matters the most...
08/12/2014 21:56 GMT

Sin City Calling - Best Man in Vegas

I had the distinct privilege of being asked to be a best man recently and was absolutely touched that Justin thought of me in such high regard so I was determined to repay his faith by at least getting my first and arguably the most important job right, arranging the stag. How hard could it be to round up our closest buddies, decide where to go and how to do it and send JJ off in style?
20/10/2014 17:29 BST

The Angels of Parenting

As I recalled my earliest memories I was keen to impress on the group that I don't look back and see my time in foster care as a negative, my expression wasn't from feeling sorry for myself, I completely understand that in the absence of my biological father, my very young mother, too young to even consider a woman would want to get herself together after having me at the age of 15 and, in some respects I think it was very brave decision to take. I didn't say this in front of the room of kids but I'd prefer to be fostered than to have been aborted and to not have had the privilege of life in the first place!
25/09/2014 17:14 BST

The Brazier Family Healthy Weekly Food Plan!

I sat the boys down for one of these increasingly frequent 'Brazier planning meetings' and it was clear that choosing was the easy part. I placed recipe books in front of them and was really surprised by how interested they were in making dishes they had never had before as well as some of the old favourites.
01/09/2014 16:42 BST