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.
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.
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
So 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?
years later, Jeremy ended up intervewing Gloria Hunniford on his
afternoon show on BBC Radio Humberside!
to University in Leeds and has a degree in Media and French. As
part of his degree, he studied at Angers University in the Loire
Valley in France. He also spent a year as an English teacher in
the foothills of the Pyrenees (where he learnt to ski for free!).
swimming, skiing, music and scuba diving in his spare time. He lives
with his wife Sharon, daughter Molly and son Thomas in Cawood in
North Yorkshire. He's vice chair of the School Governors at Cawood
Primary School, and also a Parish Councillor.
With his Dad
working as an airline pilot, Jeremy was really bitten by the travel
bug from an early age. He loves to travel, especially by plane.
He also loves spotting a good bargain travel offer - Sharon is constantly
telling him off for booking things "because it was a great
place in the whole world is somewhere where there's a sunbed on
a beach and crystal clear deep water to go exploring - anywhere
warm in fact!