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

Moving Families - An Exciting New Chapter or Unsettling Gamble?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2015 | (00:00)

I have found myself considering a move away from Essex for the past six months. Essex hasn't done anything wrong, not to me anyway, but with the boys at the ages of 10 and 12, and with a blossoming romance I'm proud to claim as my own, maybe now is...

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My Son the Hero

(170) Comments | Posted 23 July 2015 | (00:00)

I've always known there is something very special about Freddy. His school life has been littered with incidents that suggest he is by no means perfect in conformity but I've never stopped believing in what I could see was a rough diamond just waiting to sparkle.

Freddy has had regular...

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The Modern Punishment for the Modern Child

(3) Comments | Posted 8 May 2015 | (00:00)

Nobody likes to punish their child. Unfortunately it's the 'act of love' which comes hand in hand with becoming a parent; giving our children boundaries, standards to uphold, a sense of what's correct in the world and what is socially unacceptable - all of which it is our responsibility to...

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

(0) Comments | Posted 8 April 2015 | (00:00)

I was fortunate enough to be on holiday with family and friends last week and, in pursuit of some relaxation as the kids played happily in the pool, I got stuck into a book which had been recommended (and purchased) by my good friend Lauren.

I prefer to learn as...

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Saying Goodbye to Fred...

(9) Comments | Posted 24 March 2015 | (23:00)

My Introduction to the world of disproportionate fears

I had an odd experience the other day, all four of my clients were coincidentally wanting to discuss the same topic; anxiety. I have never considered myself the anxious type nor until I started coaching did I understand what an anxiety was,...

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Three Simple Steps to Upgrade Your Relationship!

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2015 | (23:00)

Qualifying as a Life Coach has improved my life in so many ways. Yes it's wonderful to help others on a daily basis to make significant changes to their lives, but I have also learnt some great lessons that I have been able to successfully apply to my own. Seeing...

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How Much Can You Change in a Week?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2014 | (23:00)

I was feeling very despondent last week and had written previously about an incident with Freddy that had highlighted the frailties of my efforts to help manage the children's grief. I had taken my eye off the ball, which disappoints me immensely, but I can now look upon the whole...

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I'm Letting the Boys Down

(11) Comments | Posted 8 December 2014 | (23:00)

Taking responsibility, and making the necessary changes to correct a situation, requires one to step back sometimes to say "this isn't good enough". Recently I have thought to myself on many occasions, I must take the boys to see their mum's special place but having the idea in your head...

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Sin City Calling - Best Man in Vegas

(0) Comments | Posted 21 October 2014 | (00:00)

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...

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The Angels of Parenting

(3) Comments | Posted 26 September 2014 | (00:00)

I had the great pleasure of working in Italy last week and at the beginning of that wonderful five night stay at the Hotel Grand Tremezzo filming for This Morning, I was made aware by my agent Del that I would be working the day after I returned home on...

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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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