Jamie has a reputation as a young and cheeky celeb memorabilia, antiques, collectables and ‘de-clutter’ presenter expert and has presented TV shows including:
- BBC2’s The Life Laundry & The Antiques Show
- ITV1’s This Morning & Everything Must Go!
- Hundreds of weekly newspaper columns including:
10 years at The Sunday Mirror & 1 year at The Daily Mail.
- Hundreds of informative magazine articles.
Jamie’s antiques background is with his family who operated from London’s famous Portobello Road. As a teenager he set up on his own at Camden Stables market.
After achieving a first class honours degree in Art and Design, his first TV break was on BBC2’s popular primetime series The Antiques Show.
Jamie went on to present for Channel 4’s Collectors’ Lot; HTV/Meridian’s Antiques Trail and Trade-It.
He was also the weekly collectables expert on network Channel 5’s Breakfast News. Numerous other stints have included BBC1’s flagships The Generation Game and an anniversary special for Blue Peter.
Jamie is best known for ITV1’s Everything Must Go! This was presenter led and featured families selling up and moving on. Jamie hosted, valued their worldly goods and helped sell them in a madcap house sale and later, an auction.
Prior to this, he presented BBC2’s primetime series The Life Laundry and has added ‘clutter-busting’ to his skills. In this series Jamie helped individuals deal with hoarding issues. Jamie also co-devised and hosted the regular 20-minute live slot – ‘Cash or Trash’ – on ITV1’s This Morning.
For some years, Jamie (also known as James) has been penning the weekly antiques column Treasure Hunters for the Sunday Mirror. He is also a columnist with Just Jamie: a monthly spread with the international Collect-it! Magazine. He has written for other papers, magazines and websites and is an auctioneer/judge at charity events. He is a ‘generalist’ expert with many special interests including eBay, celeb, rock and pop and film memorabilia.
Prior to the Mirror, he was the antiques expert for the national Daily Mail with the successful weekly column Treasure Seekers, and a dynamic weekly competition (which he devised): TV Treasure Hunt. This attracted hundreds of thousands of entrants.
In 2009/10 Jamie was a regular guest expert on GMTV and has been the on-sofa expert on call on ITV1’s breakfast show Daybreak. Jamie has reviewed the newspapers for Sky News HD and has been a public spokesperson for Gumtree and Lego.
Jamie supports a number of charities as either an auctioneer or through his events company “Only Connect” including The Make A Wish Foundation, Caring at Christmas, Sue Ryder Care, The Jessie May Trust, Project Solomons and Tickets for Troops.
Jamie’s other specialist interests include history and filmmaking/reviewing, an area in which he has an active involvement with several credits as writer, producer and director.
He has presented the four-part filmmaking series Brief Encounters and film reviews for The List, both for ITV West, and sold a movie screenplay.
- Make a Mint (2007) – the ultimate guide to buying and selling collectables.
- A Guide to Hidden Treasure (2007) – written in conjunction with eBayCollectables Manual (April 2009) -a way to cash in on the credit crunch.
Visit Jamie’s website: www.jamiebreese.co.uk