When Pointless Nostalgic caught his attention back in 2003, Sir Michael Parkinson championed Jamie on both his BBC Radio 2 show and BBC chat show, stating that he had "the talent and personality to go all the way." And Jamie readily credits Michael as someone who helped him break out into the mainstream.
Jamie's onscreen debut was on Parkinson in April 2003, around the time of a record label bidding war to sign him. He performed 'You're Nobody Till Someone Loves You.'
"His debut album Pointless Nostalgic marks him as a future star"
~ Michael Parkinson
Check out the cute first TV smile!
Watch that first pivitol performance:
His next appearance on Parkinson show was on 25th October 2003, performing 'Old Devil Moon' and 'What a Difference a Day Made'
|JC, MP, Meg Ryan, Trinny & Susannah, Shane Richie|
“They are friends who have made a particular contribution to the show. They are also people of great talent and interest, and what a wonderful way to finish” says Michael Parkinson
Watch some more performances on Parkinson:
I Get A Kick Out of You- 8th May 2004
Oh God - 22nd October 2005
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - 2007
Jamie recently worked with Michael again on the judging panel for The Big Audition at Pizza Express.
A special six part series called Parkinson: Masterclass, will include Jamie and apparently it will be screened in the autumn on Sky Arts. This promises to be a very in depth interview, tracking Jamie's life and career.
You can be in the audience! For tickets to the recording on May 30th and more info, click here