Jeff Brazier gives five-word statement about rarely seen wife after reconciling

Jeff Brazier with sons Bobby and Freddie
-Credit: (Image: Getty Images)

When OK! picks up the phone to Jeff Brazier on a Monday morning, he says he’s still on a high after celebrating his son Bobby’s 21st birthday the day before. “I’m so grateful for the wonderful people we have around us,” he says of the celebration in his Essex home. But unlike most birthday bashes, there was not a drop of alcohol in the house – as his son Bobby doesn’t drink.

It sounds like TV presenter and life coach Jeff, 45, has done a fantastic job inspiring healthy habits in his family; not only Strictly runner-up Bobby and Freddie, 19, his children with Jade Goody, but also his wife, PR director Kate Dwyer, 34.

Jeff Brazier with Bobby, Freddie and his wife on holiday in Mauritius
Jeff has an incredibly close bond with his two sons -Credit:jeffbrazier/Instagram

Jeff, who is a brand ambassador for supplement brand Revive Active, takes his physical and mental health seriously. He’s always had a keen interest in self-improvement and tells OK!, “What I’m doing is healing. I don’t want to carry things from my childhood through my life and I don’t want to be holding on to things that make me less of a father and less of a husband.

“Unless you do that work to heal the inner child and work out why you avoid a lot of core emotions, life would be a product of my trauma – and I’m keen to make sure my life is not. But it requires a lot of time and effort to unravel it, unpick it and let it go.”

Here, Jeff shares his health and fitness tips, tells us what he thinks about Bobby embracing showbiz life and reveals the secret to his and Kate’s youthful glow…

Hi, Jeff. Who are the go-to people in your life when you are in need of support?

My wife is a great listener. She just allows me to sound off. We don’t always need people around us to give us the answers – usually we have the answers, but we just need to access them. So if you’ve got someone who’s willing to listen you’ll probably feel better just by being heard. And Kate does a wonderful job at that.

Jeff Brazier and Kate Dwyer
Jeff says his wife Kate is a brilliant listener -Credit:Instagram/Jeff Brazier

You’ve done Jungian therapy in the past – how does that differ from talking to friends and family?

Therapy is a dedicated space. For me it was eight years of knowing that was my time to discuss anything
I wanted to – it might be my kids, or my relationship, or you might go in thinking you have nothing to talk about. Those can be the best sessions because your subconscious offers up the things you really want to tackle. It’s made me better as a husband and a parent.

Do you meditate every day?

I do. It’s a priority for me – it keeps me balanced, connected with my intuition. My best ideas come when I’m meditating. Sometimes we just get too caught up with our thoughts and right now it’s a lovely thing to sit in the garden and listen to the birds singing and go beyond my thoughts.

Have your sons Bobby and Freddie embraced it?

Freddie has already been happy to try things but I don’t think he’s necessarily found a practice that works for him,
but Bobby is so spiritual and he’ll chant and read and study spirituality like he’s doing a degree. He’d have a master’s by now if it was a structured course. He puts a lot of time and effort into understanding the world.

Jeff Brazier and Bobby Brazier on their couch at home
Jeff is proud of both his children - including his Gogglebox co-star son Bobby -Credit:Channel 4

You’re a big reader too, aren’t you?

Always self-development! I just enjoy it too much. I’m forever the imposter, forever the kid who didn’t have what a lot of others take for granted. I’m getting better at recognising what I’ve achieved. I’ve come a long way.

Now Bobby has gone into showbiz, are you careful to work with your kids and say, “Are you sure this is what you want, you’re not doing it for me?”

It’s their work to understand how their childhood has infiltrated their young adult lives. And at some point, they’ll reflect on what they are, why they are and actually whether they need to be that way. One thing I don’t do is lead them too much into, “Do this, don’t do that.” Bobby’s always been headstrong and it would be difficult to guide him. I wouldn’t have encouraged them into the industry unless they felt like it was what they wanted to do as I’ve experienced great privilege but also faced difficulties.

But neither me or their mum acted or modelled, so that’s new. For him it’s not about the fame, it’s about the personal challenge. And Fred’s working himself out and, as a young man, he has a right to do that. There is no pressure from me on him to do anything in particular.

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday. What’s that like now the boys are bigger?

I like receiving cards from them. That’s all I care about! Every day is Father’s Day to me really. I know my kids appreciate me. I don’t need a big banner or a full-blown effort on one day and then they go back to leaving their washing on the floor – I’m looking for a bit of consistency here. I’ve got a walk with my walking initiative Grateful Strides that day for people who have lost dads, so I can help them focus on their memories.

Jeff Brazier with Jade Goody and son Bobby
Jeff became a single parent to Bobby and Freddie when their mum Jade Goody died at 27 -Credit:Mirrorpix

You and Kate were pictured at Cannes Film Festival looking like you’d discovered the elixir of youth. What’s your secret?

Well, she’s 10 years younger than me and she’s absolutely on it at the moment and she’s using all my Revive Active supplements. She’s never been as motivated as she is now and it’s amazing to watch her get into something she ordinarily would have avoided. She springs out of bed.

Why do you use supplements?

I drink a lot of water throughout the day and if I can make the water more interesting and put more vitamins and nutrients and minerals into my body then I will. I like the fact Revive Active has got different supplements for different reasons – something for my joints, one for my mind that looks after the minerals I need to take
to have the most focus and clarity.

What do you typically eat each day?

I’m sitting here eating a plate of vegan leftovers from Bobby’s party [Bobby is vegan]. But I’ve actually been eating a lot of red meat and chicken to get my protein and I eat five eggs every morning in various ways.

Jeff Brazier
Jeff tries to set good examples to his sons Bobby and Freddie -Credit:James McCauley

What about the gym?

I had a bit of a lull back in April but it’s amazing how good muscle memory is and after a couple of weeks it’s all come back quickly. I do a mix of cardio and weights but I also play golf. That equates to a lot of walking, which is good for fat-burning. And I’ve got into padel [a racket sport similar to tennis]. I go to the David Lloyd with Kate – we support each other to try different things.

When Bobby was doing Strictly last year, did you advise him about nutrition or mental preparation?

I fed him and Dianne [Buswell, his professional dance partner]. I haven’t appeared on anything of that scale
so I made sure they had a lunchbox every day and that was my way of helping and supporting.

What’s been the most challenging show you’ve done?

It’s the one I can’t talk to you about yet! But, yes, Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins because you are out of your comfort zone, they mess with your food and your sleep – everything is broken. But I loved it because you get to answer the question, “At my most uncomfortable, who am I and can I still turn up?”

Jeff Brazier is a brand ambassador for super supplement experts Revive Active. Readers can get 15% off the range using his code JEFF15. See