TV Presenter and Broadcast Journalist Jean Johansson is a gorgeous Glaswegian who is currently lighting up our screens on flagship Channel 4 show A Place In The Sun where she travels Europe helping house hunters find the property of their dreams. Jean is very at home in glamorous locations and has cemented her place on the show with her warm personality, an ability to put contributors at ease and creating lots of laughter.
As well as her role as regular reporter for The One Show and Presenter on hugely popular BBC daytime programme Animal Park, she has shown her versatility by Co- Presenting new Channel 5 Consumer series Are They A Con? alongside Journalist Paul Connolly. She’s well on her way to becoming a household name after making an impression on Celebrity MasterChef, where she cooked up a storm and wowed the judges on the much loved cooking competition which led to a stint on ITVs This Morning, where she road tested the latest kitchen gadgets.
Jean’s credits also include a role as reporter for UEFAs ‘Land of Football’ series where she travelled round Scotland speaking to fans about The National Team.
The Kenyan born Scot burst onto our screens after winning a nationwide search for a presenter which led to a long and successful career in Children’s TV, notching up ten years of experience on live and pre recorded shows for CBBC and The Disney Channel.
Jean describes these as some of the best years of her life, allowing her to master interviewing and develop her live presenting skills. Highlights include flying to Los Angeles to go ‘behind the scenes’ on many of Disney’s big animations and hosting the BAFTA Award winning Disney Channel Awards from London Arena.
Jean was the face of The National Lottery Daily Play draw on Challenge TV. She also presented the EUROMILLIONS draw for Camelot, which allowed her to make the transition from kids to more mainstream Television.
Jean serves as a Brand Ambassador for The People Post Code Lottery, which gave her the weekly task of knocking on the doors of unsuspecting winners to award them with a 30,000 pound prize.
During her University years Broadcast Journalism was her passion, whilst completing her Post Graduate Diploma, she headed up the newsroom of her University radio station and thrived as both reporter and editor of daily, hourly bulletins. Alongside studying, Jean presented the STV weather bulletins, which proved to be the perfect mix of factual reporting and presenting. With her bubbly attitude and unique sense of style, it wasn't long before Jean became a hit as a 'Weather Girl', and a popular member of the news team.
Jean is also a keen writer and enjoys enjoying writing her weekly column ‘Jeans Scene’ for Scotland’s biggest selling weekend newspaper The Sunday Mail, which has a circulation of 200,000.
Away from work, she’s a self - confessed bookworm, Formula 1 fanatic, movie geek and musical theatre enthusiast. She is also a football expert being married to ex professional football player turned Manager Jonatan Johansson. Her other obsession is her ten year old son Jonathan who they nickname "Junior "!
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