Jeff Brazier
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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.

Entries by Jeff Brazier

The Brazier Family Healthy Weekly Food Plan!

(0) Comments | Posted 1 September 2014 | (16:16)

Like many of you, I'm a busy single parent doing his best to keep the kids ticking over whist working and studying at the same time during the relentless, energy consuming summer holidays. I'm no different to most in that when I'm trying to be in 15 places at once,...

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The Rules of Separation

(2) Comments | Posted 13 August 2014 | (16:41)

Do we really put our children first?

Separation for parents can be amongst the toughest experiences in life; the hurt, anger, pain and insecurity can be unbearable, and in those moments of feeling utter rejection you are meant to act responsibly on behalf of the children so that they are...

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How to Survive the Summer Holidays: 10 Simple Steps

(0) Comments | Posted 31 July 2014 | (00:00)

Just when I thought everything was under control; the house was in check, I was studying and also managing to write my blog with regularity, I was going to the gym three or four times a week and I was even having the cheek to maintain an encouraging relationship in...

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Finding Love in a Wheelie-Bin Full of Sick

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2014 | (00:00)

The aeroplane to Portugal wasn't the only thing flying out that day.

Toughest aspect of single parenthood is introducing someone to your children. You could have spent months shaping something that feels right, and then when you can potentially see something of a future with someone you have to answer...

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Coaching Butterflies...

(2) Comments | Posted 15 July 2014 | (00:00)

I get a lot of satisfaction from visiting families who have suffered a loss and talking them through a few of my own observations from the last six years. Doing this makes me feel like I am doing something positive with a negative situation.

For those who are unaware,...

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Coaching Through Grief

(1) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (17:06)

Something so harrowing happened today that I can't get it off my mind. I took the children to watch the Tour de France come tearing through the tiny country lanes in a neighbouring village and I ended up comforting a woman as she watched her husband slipping away before her...

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The Day I Went to See Arsenal Train

(0) Comments | Posted 23 May 2014 | (00:00)

Last year, Junior McDougal, an ex-Leyton Orient team mate of mine, introduced me to a very special charity that grant 'Sporting Wishes' to children with life threatening illnesses but also support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and those living in poverty too.
They work closely with professional athletes and...

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Dear Bobby...

(4) Comments | Posted 14 November 2013 | (23:00)

This week I faced an unexpected and unwelcome test when my eldest son Bobby seemed to completely lose his bearings providing me with a very difficult 48 hours. Was it petulance, a pre-teen wakeup call or just the sad effects of a boy who suddenly remembered he had lost his...

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Cycling Around Madagascar

(0) Comments | Posted 5 November 2013 | (23:00)

Setting off on my third fundraising cycling trip for Norwood wasn't a hard choice. One year previously I had embarked into the unknown with a group of strangers to Sri Lanka and had come back a changed person. It was only natural that in my often hectic world full of...

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Educating Bobby... Where Next?

(7) Comments | Posted 19 October 2013 | (00:00)

Some of you will be going through this or will remember not only the agonising wait to find out what secondary school your child was to be accepted into, but also the difficult decisions to be made when making choices for the business end of school life, which senior school...

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Balloon Release

(14) Comments | Posted 6 March 2013 | (23:00)

For the last four years since Bobby and Freddy lost their mum, the boys and I have released balloons as a mark of respect, a loving gesture and for the lads especially, a positive way to acknowledge their loss in a way that can be considered by all as a...

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Double Date

(1) Comments | Posted 28 February 2013 | (23:00)

There are very few landmarks in parenthood that stick out as much as your child's first date, well last week I was to play chaperone at Bobby and Freddy's very first double date!
Nicola very kindly purchased five tickets so I could take the kids to the O2 to...

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Bringing the Romance Back

(3) Comments | Posted 20 February 2013 | (23:00)

Nicola and I have had conversations lately about how we go about keeping the love alive. Not a general love, but specifically the excitement, the affection, the desire to do those little things that come so natural to us all, well... in the first six months at least.

With the...

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Bob and Fred's Skate Night

(0) Comments | Posted 22 January 2013 | (23:00)

Frankie Beverly and Maze once sang, ''joy and pain, are like sunshine...and rain." Very few occasions leave you feeling such a disarming mixture of content satisfaction, happiness and pride yet somewhere amongst the jubilation sits a pang of grief and guilt that is struggling to filter through. Maybe as the...

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Thanks be to the Twitter Fans

(5) Comments | Posted 14 December 2012 | (23:00)

I've just got back from a rather fortunate week of employment in the Maldives filming a competition for This Morning which a few of you might like to enter when it's shown throughout January, but only if complete relaxation and amazing food in paradise is your kind of thing?!

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Guilt

(1) Comments | Posted 9 December 2012 | (23:00)

As parents we spend every waking hour protecting, teaching and caring for our children, cleaning up after them and preparing ahead of them. It's a job that you can't do half-heartedly. It has a way of bringing you down a peg literally moments after it has you peeling yourself off...

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Great TV, the Beginnings of Christmas and Things to Do!

(1) Comments | Posted 2 November 2012 | (23:00)

I'm really lovely, get me out of here...

The success of a reality TV show relies purely on the strength and depth of characters and chemistry between those participating. This year's jungle was a first in that MOST were grounded, normal, friendly and likeable if not collectively a little...

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One Hill at a Time

(1) Comments | Posted 1 November 2012 | (23:00)

It's true of life that when faced with a long journey to achieve the goals and ambitions we set for ourselves, it's helpful for us to understand that to reach the target, we have to take one step at a time to progress towards our dreams.

In the case of...

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Giving Back

(0) Comments | Posted 15 October 2012 | (00:00)

1. The Importance of being charitable...

'Celebrity fundraising'. No, it's not an idea for a new TV show, it's something we should embrace as a responsibility to society - or should we? I became aware of a charity called Norwood whilst at Richard Desmond's (the owner of the Express Group...

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The Week After the Week Before...

(1) Comments | Posted 2 October 2012 | (00:00)

Last week, I wrote openly about my despair at the behaviour of my children during the first 2 weeks of the new school term. I was shocked and unsettled by the news from teachers that not just Freddy was being 'disruptive' but, uncharacteristically, Bobby too.

My thoughts spiraled and...

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