Jamie East

Jamie began his career as singer in punk band The Beekeepers before cutting his teeth in the world of media at Sky. It was here that, through sheer boredom, he created Holy Moly in his spare time. Holy Moly went on to become one of the largest and well-known gossip and Entertainment websites in the country and made Jamie an authoritative figure in the world of Celebrity Gossip and Popular Culture.

After selling half of Holy Moly to Endemol in 2011, he was asked to co-present Big Brother’s Bit On The Side with Emma Willis. This has now become Channel 5’s second highest rated programme (Big Brother being the 1st) and so began Jamie’s broadcasting career.

Jamie co-hosted seasons 5-8 of Thronecast, the official Game of Thrones fan show on Sky Atlantic. 

In 2016 Jamie was part of the new line up for Virgin Radio and in 2018 he moved over to TalkRadio but continued providing specialist music content for Virgin Radio.

It was whilst at Wireless that Jamie started his own podcasts “TalkFilm” and “Reality Check”.

In 2016 Jamie co-hosted Sky Art’s coverage of the Isle of Wight Festival alongside Edith Bowman.

In 2020 Jamie announced he was to leave TalkRadio. He launched his own podcast “The Smart 7” which, due to its popularity, called for a sport version “The Sport 7”.

Jamie is a regular talking head, broadcast quiz and panel host who is regularly booked by Sky, ITV and film companies to head up panels with the cast and crew on launches of upcoming films and TV series. As the resident film critic for The Sun, Jamie was used to sitting in dark rooms eating endless popcorn.

Jamie is a married father of four with interests in fatherhood, music, celebrity, travel, motorbikes and tattoos, and trying to renovate this damn underground eco house he bought on a whim a couple of years ago. He remembers sleep, vaguely – like an old friend.