Who is Jeremy?
Jeremy was born in Nocton in Lincolnshire, where his Dad was stationed in the RAF as a Vulcan pilot - he is proud to be a true yellowbelly!
He lived in Waddington (near Lincoln) and then in Woodhall Spa (near Horncastle in mid-Lincolnshire) until the age of 13. His family then moved over to Manchester when his Dad left the RAF to become a commercial airline pilot working for Britannia Airways, and Jeremy attended The Manchester Grammar School.
knew that he wanted to work in radio from a very young age.
He got his first true taste for radio when he was 11. He wrote
to BBC TV's "Jim'll Fix It" programme, but his letter never
made it to the programme's production office. Instead, it
somehow ended up in the mailbag of the BBC's Network Radio
Editor David Hatch who thought it was a great idea and put
the wheels in motion.
Jimmy Saville fixed it for him to become a national radio presenter for the day, and Jeremy hijacked Gloria Hunniford's programme on BBC Radio 2. He loved the experience - after all, how many eleven year olds get to present their own show on national radio?
Jeremy went on to work at some of the best radio stations in the country including Signal Radio, KFM, Lincs FM, Radio Aire, Magic 828, Pennine Radio, The Pulse of West Yorkshire, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Devon, BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Radio York and BBC Radio 4.
Some fifteen years later, Jeremy ended up interviewing Gloria Hunniford on his afternoon show on BBC Radio Humberside! Twenty five years after the television appearance, Jeremy met Jimmy Saville at a North Yorkshire Police function in Selby Abbey. "He hadn't changed one bit", commented Jeremy afterwards.