Born in Harlow, Essex
in 1967, Jakki's family moved to Ayr in Scotland when she was four years
old. Her radio career began at various local Scottish radio
stations, moving to Capital Radio in 1987 and Radio 1 in June 1988.
Here she presented
the weekday early evening show, later the Drivetime slot and finally
the weekday lunchtime show. Jakki was the first
female broadcaster to broadcast a daytime slot on Radio 1. She interviewed
many celebrities from Madonna to Paul McCartney.
left BBC Radio 1 after five years to work in San Francisco in 1994. She
worked freelance for BBC Radio and as a news producer/interviewer on
San Francisco radio and TV. Later Jakkie became a media consultant for blue
chip electronic Companies.
In 2000 Jakkie moved to LA covering both Hollywood and hard news for British
morning television company GMTV. At GMTV she is known as Jackie Brambles.
In July 2003 Hollywood actor Colin Farell stunned Jackie when she asked him in an interview who he would kiss at a party - he
then planted a big smacker on Jackie's lips. Jackie said afterwards, "The
filthy looks I got off the girls in the press line - it was fantastic!"
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The following clips are
taken from a Jakki Brambles lunchtime show June 1992
Start of the Show
Sad, Mad and Addicted
Corner (4 mins)
Taking the Answers
How Fit or Fat
Album Chart Countdown