Jermaine Jenas is one of England’s most recognised Premier League footballers and now enjoys a successful career as a broadcaster, columnist, and football pundit. In addition to his sporting expertise, Jermaine has firmly established himself as an accomplished television presenter across the board having fronted the highly acclaimed documentary Britain’s Teenage Knife Wars and in May 2021, joined Alex Jones and Ronan Keating as a regular co-host on BBC’s The One Show.
Jermaine began his football career playing at his hometown club of Nottingham Forest making his senior debut in 2000. Transferring to Newcastle Utd followed by Tottenham Hotspur, picking up a PFA Young Player of the Year Award along the way, he ultimately went on to become Tottenham’s Vice Captain in a year that saw him help the club to a Carling Cup victory. Aside from his achievements at club level, Jermaine also represented his country on 21 occasions scoring the first goal for England under Fabio Capello’s tenure as manager.
Since retiring from the game, Jermaine has established himself as a highly respected pundit for BBC and BT Sport providing commentary and analysis for both channels. His credits also include co-hosting the Friday Football Score for BBC Radio 5 Live which has twice been nominated for an AFA Award, weekly appearances on BT Sport’s The Score, BBC’s Football Focus and Match of the Day. He has also covered various high-profile games and tournaments such as the European Championships in France and the World Cup in Russia.
In addition to his work with the BBC and BT Sport, Jermaine works in connection with international broadcasters such as Premier League Productions, Astro Supersport and Pyramids TV.
Jermaine’s television presenting skills now extend beyond football. In 2017 he fronted the BBC 3 documentary Britain’s Teenage Knife Wars for which he returned to his native Nottingham to investigate the spike in knife crime devastating young lives and their families. The documentary gained much critical acclaim.