Open main menu

Jamie Yeo

Jamie Yeo (Chinese: 杨薏琳; born 17 April 1977) is a TV host, actress, radio deejay and model.

Jamie Yeo
Native name杨薏琳
Born (1977-04-17) 17 April 1977 (age 41)
Alma materDayton Christian High School
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
ShowCastrol Football Crazy (former)
Maxis Football Extra (former)
NetworkESPN/Star Sports (former)
ShowThe Homestretch
Station(s)987FM (former)
SAFRA Radio (former)
Power98FM (former)
Gold 905FM
NetworkMediaCorp Radio
StyleDisc Jockey
CountrySingapore
Spouse(s)
Glenn Ong
(m. 2004; div. 2009)

Thorsten Nolte
(m. 2010; div. 2015)

Rupert (m. 2017)
ChildrenAlysia Nolte (daughter)
Luke (son)

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Yeo was born in Singapore in 17 April 1977, she studied in Fairfield Methodist Primary School and Nanyang Girls' High School before moving to Dayton, Ohio, for four years, where her father was posted as an engineer in the Republic of Singapore Air Force. She completed her secondary education at Dayton Christian High School. On returning to Singapore, she entered Ngee Ann Polytechnic and studied mass communications, because her certificate from America could not be recognise in Singapore therefore she could not take her A levels at a junior college but eventually graduating in 1998 from Ngee Ann polytechnic.

Professional careerEdit

Yeo began as an actress portraying Tammy in the TV show Growing Up,[1] arguably the role that made her famous.[2] She has also acted in MediaCorp Ch8 Mandarin language productions Holland V 荷兰村 and Baby Boom 我家四个宝 in year 2003.

Yeo left acting into radio career. From 2000 to 2006, she was a full-time DJ at MediaCorp Radio's 987FM.[2]

In 2005, Jamie started with ESPN and became the face of shows like Nokia Football Crazy and Football Extra. In 2009 Nokia Football Crazy was renamed Castrol Football Crazy due to changes in sponsorship and it went off air in 2010. In an interview with TheSportsCampus.com in 2009, Jamie shared that her favourite football club is Arsenal F.C., and her favourite player is Thierry Henry.[3]

She is known for co-hosting the ESPN/Star Sports Castrol Football Crazy and Maxis Football Extra television shows in Asia.[4]

In 2012, Yeo went back to radio with SAFRA Radio on the Singapore station Power98FM.

In 2015, Jamie returned to Mediacorp as Radio DJ for Gold 905FM. In March 2016, she took over the drive-time show, "The Homestretch".

Yeo can also be seen as a host of travel and life style program Inside Singapore from Insider TV.

Personal lifeEdit

Yeo began dating DJ Glenn Ong in 2001 and the couple married in New Creation Church three years later in 2004, but separated in early 2009.[5] In 2010 Yeo remarried to Thorsten Nolte, a British expatriate living in Singapore; the couple have a daughter.[6][7] Jamie Yeo and Thorsten Nolte divorced in February 2015. In April 2016 Jamie gained sole custody of her daughter Alysia. In June 2017, she announced to the press that she was getting remarried the third time to another British expatriate Rupert, and was five months pregnant with a baby boy.[8] Her son, Luke was born on the 29th of August 2017.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "They're close like bee hoon" (4 October 1998), Pau Lin, Teo, Straits Times
  2. ^ a b "Me, Bimbo?" (12 November 2007), Tay, Michelle, Straits Times
  3. ^ Wadhwa, Arjun (7 August 2009). "Talking Football with Jamie Yeo". TheSportsCampus. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Jamie Yeo, 29" (29 April 2007), Straits Times
  5. ^ Celebrity couple Glenn Ong, Jamie Yeo call it quits, 14 February 2009, Mayo Martin, Channel Newsasia
  6. ^ In February 2015, Yeo announced her divorce from Nolte in an interview with lifestyle magazine 8 Days. In the same interview, she issued an apology to her ex-husband, DJ Glenn Ong, saying their split in 2009 was her fault. (MSN Interview)
  7. ^ Jamie Yeo: 'I didn't even know I was in labour, 8 November 2010, Germaine Lim, AsiaOne
  8. ^ hermesauto (2017-06-09). "DJ Jamie Yeo expecting second child with third husband". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-06-26.