Jeff Brazier

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Jeff Brazier
Born Jeffrey Carl Brazier
(1979-05-27) 27 May 1979 (age 35)
Residence Chelmsford, Essex
Nationality British
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 2001–present
Known for Wife Swap
This Morning
Partner(s) Jade Goody (2002–2004)
Children Bobby Jack Brazier
Freddie Brazier
Parents Stephen Faldo (deceased)

Jeffrey Carl Brazier[1] (born 27 May 1979) is an English television presenter, reality TV star and former professional footballer, notable for being the father to the late Jade Goody's children. He is currently best known for his role as a presenter on The Hub section of This Morning.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

In 2001, Brazier took part in the Channel 4 reality television show Shipwrecked, in which he and fifteen other people had to stay on a tropical island without any creature comforts. This series was noted for a number of conflicts and factional squabbles during which Brazier appeared to be an amiable and conciliatory figure. After this, Brazier took part in the ITV programme Simply the Best, as well as presenting the programmes Dirty Laundry and Big Brother Panto with June Sarpong.

In 2003, Brazier appeared in Celebrity Wife Swap with then girlfriend Jade Goody, opposite Charles Ingram. In September 2004, Brazier won the Channel 5 reality TV show The Farm and also appeared in the Living TV programme I'm Famous and Frightened!.

Brazier performed as Aladdin in the pantomime at Chatham, Kent in 2005 and 2006, competed in the ITV wrestling competition Celebrity Wrestling and presented on Challenge.

In 2006, Brazier presented the revival of the CITV programme Finders Keepers. Brazier was a panellist on the now defunct ITV talk show Loose @5.30!, a spin-off of Loose Women and has also appeared in The Match and Celebrity Soccer Six on Sky1, where he played for England, as well as appearing on Call Me a Cabbie with Carol Thatcher and Janet Street Porter. Brazier has also been a This Morning showbiz presenter.

In November 2006, Brazier joined the presenting team of ITV2's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! Now with Kelly Osbourne in Australia and Mark Durden-Smith hosting at the London Studios.

On 16 December 2006, Brazier was a guest reporter on The X Factor final live from contestant Ray Quinn's home town of Liverpool, and live from contestants Same Difference's home town of Portsmouth on 15 December 2007. He was the guest reporter at JLS's home town on 13 December 2008 and at Stacey Solomon's home town of Dagenham on 12 December 2009.

Brazier is also a regular presenter and online blogger for Clothes Show Live in Birmingham.

In 2010, Brazier was a celebrity guest team captain on What Do Kids Know? with Rufus Hound, Joe Swash and Sara Cox on Watch.

Brazier hosted The X Factor Live Tour in venues all over the United Kingdom and Ireland since he hosted the show in 2005 to 2010.

On 17 December 2010, Brazier presented a documentary, My Brother and Me, which was broadcast on BBC Three .

From August until December 2011, Brazier co-presented OK! TV on Channel 5 with Jenny Frost .

Brazier is a guest presenter for ITV lifestyle show Sunday Scoop and also has regular stints on the daytime series This Morning.

Guest appearances[edit]

Dancing on Ice[edit]

Main article: Dancing on Ice

From 9 January to 13 March 2011, Brazier participated in the sixth series of the ice skating show Dancing on Ice, with professional female Canadian ice skater Isabelle Gauthier. He was in the bottom two three times: in week two against cricketer Dominic Cork, and in week five against Kerry Katona. In Week 10, Brazier and Gauthier were eliminated over Sam Attwater and Brianne Delcourt with a final score of 21.5.

Writing[edit]

Brazier writes a column in the Daily Mirror on a weekly basis.

Personal life[edit]

Brazier's father, Stephen Faldo, was the skipper of the pleasure boat Marchioness, which sank on the River Thames in 1989 after being hit by a dredger, killing him as well as 50 others.[3]

Brazier has two sons from his relationship with Big Brother contestant Jade Goody, whom he was with from 2002 until 2004. They were both born in Harlow, Essex: Bobby Jack (born 2003) and Freddy (born 2004).[4] Brazier resides in Chelmsford, Essex. They appeared in Wife Swap in 2003 and Brazier was occasionally seen in Goody's Living shows. She died on 22 March 2009[5] and left Brazier full custody of their sons. Brazier did not attend her funeral in April 2009, but instead took their sons away from the media spotlight to stay with relatives in Adelaide, Australia.

Brazier presented a documentary on Living TV called Superdaddy, where he uses his experiences of being a single father to help other families learn to communicate with regards to their children. Brazier insisted his sons, Bobby and Freddie, were not involved in filming and revealed during the show that he has a privacy order banning any unauthorised images of the boys since Goody died, stating he prefers them to have a normal upbringing away from any media spotlight.

Brazier began dating former glamour model, Nicola Tappenden in December 2011.[6] The couple, however, broke up in March 2013 with Tappenden moving out of Brazier's home.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daybreak, 11 January 2011
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Fletcher, Damien (22 October 2004). "Farm winner Jeff's real dad was captain of disaster boat." Daily Mirror
  4. ^ Births England and Wales 1837–2006
  5. ^ "Reality TV star Jade Goody dies". BBC News. 22 March 2009. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  6. ^ McCormack, Kirsty (11 March 2011). "Perfect match! Jeff Brazier and Nicola T step out for the first time together in bright pink garments". Daily Mail. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Reporter, Daily Mail (24 March 2013). "Nicola T moves out of her home with Jeff Brazier... as they 'split up' after 'arguing for weeks'". Daily Mail. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 

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