Jamie Breese is a UK and US based TV presenter and expert covering antiques, collectables, auctions and decluttering.
Jamie has over 11 years of network TV series presenting including: BBC2’s The Life Laundry & The Antiques Show, ITV1’s This Morning and Everything Must Go!
Over the years he has penned hundreds of informative magazine articles and two books including Make a Mint!: the ultimate guide to buying and selling collectables and The Haynes Collectables Manual.
Jamie has also written over 650+ weekly national half-page columns including: 11 years at The Sunday Mirror (current) and 1 year at The Daily Mail. Jamie is also a professional auctioneer and offers his services to charity. In addition, he has been a consultant and writer for BBC Homes & Antiques and eBay.co.uk’s appointed collectables spokesperson in 2007 and Gumtree’s in 2010.
Jamie is currently working on a new show abroad whilst maintaining his position as the Declutter/Antiques contributor on Daybreak and as a newspaper reviewer for Sky News in the UK.
Jamie’s antiques background is with his family who operated from London’s famous Portobello Road. As a teenager he set up on his own at Camden Stables market. After achieving a first class honours in Art and Design, his TV break came with BBC2’s primetime series The Antiques Show. Jamie went on to present on Channel 4’s Collectors’ Lot; HTV/Meridian’s Antiques Trail and Trade-It. He was the weekly collectables expert on Five’s Breakfast News. Numerous other stints have included BBC1’s flagships The Generation Game and Blue Peter.
For over ten years, Jamie has been penning the weekly antiques column Treasure Hunters for the Sunday Mirror. He has written for BBC Homes and Antiques and Antiques and Collectables Magazine, Woman’s Weekly, Moneywise, Moneyweek, Prudential, Yours, Chat and Heyday magazines.
Jamie’s other specialist interests include history, paper reviewing and filmmaking: an area in which he has an active involvement with several
credits as writer, producer and director. From 2008 - 10, Jamie hosted 12 fashion shows including Miss England: Miss Bath and The Bath and Bristol
Fashion Shows. Jamie also organises networking events.
Jamie went on to present Channel 4’s Collectors’ Lot; HTV/Meridian’s Antiques Trail and Trade-It. He was the weekly collectables expert on Five’s Breakfast News. Numerous other stints have included BBC1’s flagships The Generation Game, Blue Peter and frequent appearances on GMTV.
Jamie is perhaps best known for multiple series of ITV1’s hugely popular network show Everything Must Go! This is presenter led and features families selling up and moving on: Jamie hosts, values their goods and helps sell them in a madcap house sale and later, an auction. Jamie also co-presented BBC2’s primetime series The Life Laundry and has added ‘clutter-busting’ to his skills. In this series Jamie helped individuals deal with hoarding issues. Jamie also co-devised and hosted the regular 23-minute live slot - ‘Cash or Trash’ - on ITV1’s This Morning. In 2011, Jamie is the expert on call for ITV1’s Daybreak and Sky’s Sunrise as well as doing their paper reviews.
Jamie has been the antiques and collectabes columnist for The Sunday Mirror for over ten years and frequently writes additional double page features. Jamie was a columnist for the UK's The Daily Mail newspaper before that and also ran the TV Treasure Hunt competition.
Jamie has written for many of the UK’s leading magazines with many long-running columns or one off features. He has written for: BBC Homes & Antiques and Antiques and Collectables Magazine, Woman’s Weekly, Moneywise, Moneyweek, Prudential, Yours, Chat, Heyday and Collect-it! magazines.
Jamie has been interviewed dozens of times on almost all major UK radio stations and for most print media at some point: from The Sun newspaper in the UK, to USA Today.
Jamie has conducted numerous auctions over the last decade. He broke the record for The Make A Wish Foundation's Annual fundraising event in February 2011 at London's The Dorchester. As of May 2011, Jamie decided to charge all new clients a modest commission for his services.
“BIG thank you for acting as Master of Ceremonies and Auctioneer at the Charity Ball at Rookery Manor on the 30th October 2010 in support of Sue Ryder Charity supported by Santander. The evening was exceptional and you made a great host. You did a fantastic job on the night. I look forward to working with you again I the not too distant future.”
Jennifer Trapnell, Business Development Manager, Santander Business Banking
Jamie is unable to respond to valuation requests regrettably.