Jamie Redknapp is a former professional footballer, Sky Sports Pundit and columnist. Jamie began his career by quickly becoming one of the most popular and talented footballers of his generation. After beginning his career at AFC Bournemouth, Jamie went on to play for Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton; in a fast-paced athletic career and gained 17 caps for England before his retirement from professional football in 2005.
Jamie Redknapp: Football Pundit
Since then, Jamie has gone on to form a highly successful media career; ranging from punditry for Sky Sports, to being Team Captain on the two time BAFTA winning, A League of Their Own. Besides this, Jamie has been involved in a substantial number of impactful commercial campaigns; for brands such as McDonalds, De’Longhi, Vodafone and Tag Heuer.
“one of Sky Sports’ principle pundits, passing on his extensive knowledge of the game each week in week out”
Having joined them in 2005, Jamie has continued to act as one of Sky Sports’ principle pundits; passing on his extensive knowledge of the game each week in week out. Also, in the world of football, Jamie writes a weekly column for the Daily Mail; giving his insights into the latest developments in the game. From 2013, Jamie presented Sky Sports’ Saturday Night Football. Alongside David Jones, which continued through to 2016.
Away from football, Jamie has continued to be involved in TV projects. Including his role as a Team Captain alongside Freddie Flintoff and Romesh Ranganathan; on the two time BAFTA winning sports panel show A League of Their Own. The show has now completed its 14th season and is looking towards its 15th series on Sky One. Jamie and Freddie’s hilarious on-screen partnership has seen the show branch out to for three Road Trip spin-offs; across the US and Europe, with a fourth on the way and several Christmas Specials.
“Jamie has also been involved in many significant commercial campaigns with some of the nation’s favourite brands”
In addition to his work on screen, Jamie has also been involved in many significant commercial campaigns; with some of the nation’s favourite brands. In the last two years alone, he has worked with the likes of: Cadbury’s, McDonald’s, De’longhi, Vodafone, L’Oreal Burton, Skybet, Tesco and Tag Heuer.
Well known for his impeccable dress sense and love of suits Jamie became the face of the Marks & Spencer Signature range in 2006 and the ambassador of the World Cup Budweiser campaign. In 2010 Jamie became the main face for M&S Menswear boosting sales by 450% in two weeks, the fashion partnership continued into 2012. The following year, Jamie was announced as the face of Beko’s FA Cup Activity and in 2014 Jamie was unveiled as the face of Avon UK’s bestselling male fragrances; Elite Gentleman and Elite Gentleman Untailored. Appearing across brochures and the online shop, continuing the partnership into 2017.
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“In 2010 Jamie became the main face for M&S Menswear boosting sales by 450% in two weeks”
Jamie has also worked with Nivea Men on a hugely successful social media campaign titled Redknapp’s Grass Roots Round Up. Following this, Jamie fronted successful campaigns with Thomas Cook and Nintendo Wii. With 2014 seeing a partnership for PANDORA Jewellery’s #PANDORAwishes Christmas campaign, which created a huge rise of 35% in sales. In 2015 Jamie worked with Budweiser on their dream goal campaign to find the nation’s best goal scorers; alongside Gary Neville and Ed Chamberlain. It was Budweiser’s most successful UK advert of all time.
In early 2016, Jamie Redknapp worked with Walkers in the launch of their new Tear ‘n’ Share crisps TV campaign. Starring in their advert alongside fellow football pundits Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen. Jamie was later announced as the ambassador for the Braun Father’s Day campaign; as the brand released a study revealing a need for British youngsters to show dads the love. Last year, Jamie partnered with L’Oreal for their Father’s Day campaign alongside Jermaine Jenas and Tom Daley.
Jamie is based in Surrey with his two sons and dogs.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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