Jasmine Harman

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Jasmine Harman
Jasmine harman.jpg
Born (1975-11-15) 15 November 1975 (age 41)
Hackney, London, England[1]
Residence South West London, England
Nationality British
Occupation TV presenter, Radio presenter and writer
Known for Presenting:
A Place in the Sun: Home or Away?
Collectaholics
Spouse(s) Jon Boast (m. 2009)
Children

Joy (b. October 2013)

Albion (b. December 2015)
Parent(s) Vasoulla Savvidou, Pete Harman
Website Official website

Jasmine Isabelle Harman (born 15 November 1975)[2] is a British television presenter, best known for co-presenting the Channel 4 series A Place in the Sun: Home or Away? since 2004, alongside Jonnie Irwin.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Harman had a career in the health and fitness industry and later moved into television. She is a qualified fitness instructor and lived in the Algarve for several years, working as marketing manager for a health resort. It was here that she began writing professionally and hosted her own twice-weekly live magazine show on the Algarve radio station, Kiss FM, where she worked with DJ Sir Owen Gee.[3]

Television[edit]

In 2004, Harman was selected from hundreds of applicants to present Channel 4's show A Place in the Sun – Home or Away,[4][5] alongside Jonnie Irwin and has filmed over 200 episodes worldwide, and has recorded more episodes than any other presenter.

The programme is also broadcast daily on More4, Discovery Real Time and Discovery Travel & Living, as well as channels in Europe and beyond, including New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. She has also featured in property, travel, health and lifestyle programmes for This Morning, GMTV and the Travel Channel.

On 16 August 2011 a BBC1 documentary, My Hoarder Mum and Me featuring her mother Vasoulla's hoarding was broadcast, featuring Jasmine and her siblings trying to help.[6] On 8 May 2012, the documentary was extended to include other hoarders as Britain's Biggest Hoarders.[7]

In 2013, Harman presented an item for The One Show in a swimsuit, the revealing nature of which prompted an article on Mail Online and positive Twitter commentary.[8]

She fronted the BBC One documentary Britain's Compulsive Shoppers in August 2014.[9][10]

She was a presenter on the programme The Truth About Your Teeth which was broadcast on BBC One in June 2015.[11]

Jasmine presented the second series of Collectaholics on BBC Two. The series aired in April 2015. She replaced Mel Giedroyc who hosted the first series in 2014.

Other work[edit]

Harman is a writer and commentator on topics such as overseas property, travel and homes, and has written for Company, Living Abroad, and My Travel magazines. She is the resident travel columnist at Look magazine,[12] and a contributor to A Place in the Sun magazine.[13]

She appears at A Place in the Sun Live giving presentations on her top tips for buying property abroad. Harman is also a regular on BBC Radio Kent where she joins PJ and Harris for the Sunday Supplement.

Personal life[edit]

Harman is the eldest of seven children, with two half siblings on her father's side, and one half sibling on her mother's.[14] She has Greek-Cypriot ancestry and many of her relatives reside in Cyprus, although her closer family live in England. Her hobbies include boxercise, salsa and savate. She has been a vegetarian since about the age of six, and a vegan since 2014.[15][16]

In 2009 she married the television cameraman Jon Boast, and they live in London.[17][18] In October 2013 she gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Joy Harman Boast, and in December 2015 she gave birth to her second child, a son, Albion.[citation needed]

Charity work[edit]

Harman has supported a number of charity projects, including becoming a celebrity waiter in aid of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, trading billions of pounds on the stock market to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, and in March 2010 dog sledding in the Arctic in −31 °C for the Dogs Trust.[19] In April 2010 Harman was one of a number of celebrities who participated in a nude photo shoot in aid of Cancer Research UK.[20][21] Harman is a supporter of the children's charity Dreamflight.org, which organises holidays to Orlando for ill and terminally ill children. She went on the trip in October 2010 and 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jasmine Harman Biography". TVGuide.com. 1975-11-15. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Famous Birthdays: Celebrity names beginning with J". Ibirthdayworld.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Biography". Jasmine Harman. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  4. ^ "Programmes - Most Popular - All 4". Channel4.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Programmes - Most Popular - All 4". Channel4.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  6. ^ "BBC One - My Hoarder Mum and Me". Bbc.co.uk. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  7. ^ "BBC One - Britain's Biggest Hoarders, 08/05/2012". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  8. ^ "TV presenter Jasmine Harman gets One Show viewers all steamed up in low-cut swimming costume in a Turkish bath". Mail Online. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "BBC One - Britain's Compulsive Shoppers". Bbc.co.uk. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  10. ^ Simon, Jane (2014-08-21). "What is on TV tonight? Britain's Compulsive Shoppers, Educating Yorkshire and Prom Queen Divas - Mirror Online". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  11. ^ http://www.kcl.ac.uk/newsevents/news/newsrecords/2015/June/The-Truth-About-Your-Teeth.aspx
  12. ^ "Jasmine Harman on Homes, Motherhood and Escapism". Lifestyleplanet.org. 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  13. ^ http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/tv/jasmine-harman-a-place-in-the-sun-876127.html
  14. ^ "Jasmine Harman On Being A Mum". Mumazine.com. 2014-09-15. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  15. ^ Power, Vicki (2015-05-16). "A Place In The Sun presenter Jasmine Harman on parenting, weekends and being a vegan | Life | Life & Style | Daily Express". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  16. ^ "Jasmine Harman". Viva!. Retrieved 2015-10-13. 
  17. ^ "K9 Magazine Issue 33". Content.yudu.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  18. ^ "The Sun". Newsoftheworld.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  19. ^ "Jasmine Harman is fundraising for Dogs Trust". Justgiving.com. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  20. ^ "Give Up Clothes For Good". YouTube. 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  21. ^ [1] Archived 10 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine.

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