Jamie Durie

Jamie Durie


6/3/1970, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Birth Name

Jamie Durie


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Looking at Jamie Durie, one can see fitness plays a vital role in his life. His impressive list of skills include: water skiing (single & barefoot); scuba diving (NAVI certified); surfing; acrobatics; trapeze; snowboarding; competition volleyball; abseiling; rollerblading; soccer; tennis; dance (Jazz & Contemporary); landscape designer / horticulturist.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jamie's favourite movie is Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.

    • Jamie loves to eat Japanese food, especially tuna.

    • Jamie is of Australian and Sri Lankan descent.

    • Jamie has twice been a Cleo bachelor.

    • Even though Jamie was originally from Manly, Sydney, he spent most of his childhood in Tom Price, a small mining town in Western Australia, before moving to the Gold Coast where he completed high school.

    • Jamie was once engaged to Australian TV presenter Teresa Livingstone.

    • Jamie made his TV debut as a gardening expert on the show Dig This, on Australian Foxtel.

    • Jamie trained with some of the cast of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas from 1994 to 1996, and mastered a specialised trapeze movement, the Russian flying act. In 2001 when he hosted the one hour special Cirque du Soleil: Alegria he revealed that he had previously auditioned for the troupe, but did not get accepted.

    • Jamie received the Logie for Most Popular New Male Talent in 2001, and Backyard Blitz won the Logie for Most Popular Lifestyle for two successive years in 2001 and 2002.

    • Jamie completed a three-year Associate Diploma in Landscape Design from Ryde Horticultural College in New South Wales.

    • Jamie is a qualified horticulturalist and specializes in landscape design.

    • Jamie is an ambassador for Planet Ark's National Tree Day.

    • Jamie is one of the 85 Australian ambassadors who had been chosen to work with Al Gore's green group.

    • Jamie initially declined the offer to participate on Dancing with the Star because he did not think he would have the time.

    • Jamie participated in the 2007 Perth telethon as a celebrity guest.

    • Jamie had the opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama when he toured Australia in June 2007. This inspired Jamie to take his daughter to India.

    • In March 2007, it was revealed Jamie had a 12-year-old daughter, Taylor, who lived with her mother in Nevada, US. Jamie fathered her when he was touring the US with Manpower. Although he believed at the time that he was too young to have a family then, Jamie is now looking for jobs in America so he can see Taylor more often.

    • Jamie is a keen sportsman and enjoys rollerblading, tennis, soccer and playing volleyball.

    • As part of his job in Manpower, Jamie learnt many acrobatic tricks and was skilled on the trapeze. He also took dance lessons.

    • Jamie is a keen water skier and loves surging, snowboarding and scuba diving.

    • Jamie is skilled at abseiling.

    • On January 17, 2007, Network Nine severed it's contract with Jamie, after he demanded a $2 million dollar salary for his continued involvement with the network, which would have only been a part-time role due to his heavy commitments in America.

    • Jamie was once a member of the male strip show, Manpower.

    • Jamie hosted the reality TV program Torval & Dean's Dancing on Ice on network 9.

    • Jamie has been the author of many books: Patio, The Outdoor Room, The Source Book, Outdoor Kids, Jamie Durie Diary, 365 Activities You & You Baby Will Love

    • Jamie was recognised in 2003 with a Australian Centenary Medal.

    • Jamie started his own Landscaping design business in 1997 called Patio.

  • Quotes

    • Jamie: I don't get a chance to watch much TV but I love nothing more than curling up on the couch with the dog to watch 60 Minutes or Australian Story.

    • Jamie: I've always loved gardens because my mum was a very keen gardener, so it's a very natural thing for me to be in a garden.

    • Jamie: It frustrates me when I see simple changes that could be made to a garden, that I know would enhance someone's life and their weekends so much more.

    • Jamie: I think every young person should spend a bit of time in Scouts - lots of outdoor activities, basic bush survival, orienteering and a general respect for your community and the natural environment.

    • Jamie: [on his scout days] I was a Cub Sixer and Scout Patrol Leader for around 2-3 years. Being an adventure boy at heart, I loved the jamborees, the bush survival and the motto 'Be prepared!' This is a motto I have carried into all aspects of my life. I enjoyed the team building and the sense of achievement it gave me, but most of all it was heaps of fun!

    • Jamie: [on Dancing with the Stars] I'd never even heard of the Viennese waltz. Ballroom dancing is completely and utterly foreign to me. I'll be starting from scratch like all the other dancers.

    • Jamie: (on "Australia's Best Backyards") It's a great show and a really good step after digging with shovels for the past eight years! And it's a really easy show to watch. We showcase some really lovely, artistic, sumptuous gardens for everyone to sit back and look at. For the most part, Australians just love getting new ideas. It doesn't matter if it's a little $1000 quirky garden or a million-dollar one we've done, viewers will be able to take an idea from any of those environments and plug it into their own gardens.

    • Jamie: (on his daughter, Taylor, and future family plans) I definitely want to have more kids. That is certainly a big focus of mine but I don't know if now is the right time. I think it is important to be with someone, and it is quite special for someone to witness your life and you witness theirs. I want a family to share this with as I get older. And yeah, I think when the time is right it will happen. I had Taylor when I was probably too young and too busy. I don't want to make that mistake again.

    • Jamie: (on his 12-year-old daughter, Taylor) I'm starting to film the US series during the Easter break so I'll be putting some stuff in the can in the US and will spend some time with Taylor. I get to see her around every six to eight weeks, which is part of the reason I am pushing the US career, I guess. She is 12 now. I had her when I was very young, when I was in Vegas (with the Manpower male revue show he led).

  • HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!10/10

    My Partner has recently torn his achillies tendon and needs possible surgery.

    He recently started to put up a car port for his toys. He also started putting well needed drainage in the back yard . Just to get started on what is going on. He will be off work for quite a while and out of action. Can you help PLEASE. Michelle