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

Dear Bobby...

(4) Comments | Posted 15 November 2013 | (00:00)

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 6 November 2013 | (00:00)

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 | (01:00)

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 7 March 2013 | (00:00)

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 1 March 2013 | (00:00)

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

(4) Comments | Posted 21 February 2013 | (00:00)

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 23 January 2013 | (00:00)

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 15 December 2012 | (00:00)

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 10 December 2012 | (00:00)

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 3 November 2012 | (00:00)

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 2 November 2012 | (00:00)

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 | (01:00)

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 | (01:00)

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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Naughty at School

(8) Comments | Posted 22 September 2012 | (01:00)

I've noticed a trend of late; I write about a problem I am experiencing at home and a week or two later it no longer exists. Things move on so quickly indoors that you don't actually realise the issues creeping up on you, but then you don't then see them...

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Lessons in Modern Family Life

(3) Comments | Posted 10 September 2012 | (01:00)

It's often the case that people in the public eye only say the things they want to share in a magazine - although sometimes the things they wouldn't are printed without them having the choice.

This time I'm going to show a chink in our family armour by sharing because...

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The Happy Family Balance

(4) Comments | Posted 1 September 2012 | (01:00)

Today I want to talk about the difficulties many parents face in balancing their children's best interests with achieving their own happiness. Quite a serious topic but one that I think has affected many parents to some extent when trying to raise their kids and remain in a happy relationship...

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The Joys of Camping

(6) Comments | Posted 25 August 2012 | (01:00)

Why do we travel to the corners of the earth to great expense to find relaxation for ourselves and entertainment for our children? Somewhere in the last few decades the stacation was substituted for the prestige and glamour of the trip abroad, and the recent flurry of low cost airlines...

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My First Holiday With Nicola

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2012 | (01:00)

For some time the boys had talked about the summer holidays with some excitement, mainly because they were so looking forward to going to see their nanny who now lives in Tenerife.

Well I had agreed to this trip on the understanding that I would accompany the kids out...

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Twitter Dinner on Me!

(4) Comments | Posted 11 August 2012 | (01:00)

To celebrate reaching 300,000 followers on Twitter recently I proposed to set a competition entitling the winner to a terrible fate, to put their lives into my hands by allowing me to visit their home and cook them and their friends a meal. Trust was the key issue here but...

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Kissing, Fashion Shows and a Drinking Game!

(1) Comments | Posted 27 July 2012 | (01:00)

1. What's in a kiss?

Sometimes in a relationship words can fail you, emotions can cloud your judgement and you can feel like you're heading for a night's sleep spent with your backs turned to each other almost falling off the edge of the bed. We don't all specialise in...

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