Working with the Media

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of working with the chirpy and lovely Helen Skelton. What a great pleasure it was to coach her in a sea kayak for a spot of filming off Holy Island where she was filming a series for channel 5 on the Vikings!

Helen Skelton and Ollie Jay
Heading back to shore after some filming with the lovely Helen Skelton

Did you enjoy More Tales From Northumberland with Robson Green.

‘More Tales from Northumberland’s’ star Robson Green. This you tube video shows me helping  achieve his swim to Holy Island back in 2009!

I have also coached and helped Mike Dilger present a bit about the Guillimots jumping from the cliffs using one of my sea kayaks, on the One Show (2013)

Mike Dilger and Ollie Jay
Great to work with Mike Dilger for The One Show 2013

Available for filming in the beautiful North Northumberland and the Scottish borders area.

I only used specialist boats but have loads of local knowledge and contacts locally. I have filmed off the Farne Islands, Holy Island of Lindisfarne and St. Abbs head.

Work so far:

I have worked with a few celebs over the years including Geordie Robson Green on his Holy Island swim, Adam Henson with Countryfile kayaking with seals on the Farnes, Mike Dilger filming the Guillimot jumplings of the Farne Islands for the One show and the lovely Helen Skelton (my favourite) on a programme about the Vikings landing on the Holy Island of Northumberland. Latest media work 2022 was helping developing 5G live footage – A documentary and more information to come!

Printed media

I have written a few articles over the years both in Ocean Paddler and more recently the Paddler Ezine in Jan 2016, you can get it if you subscribe to Paddler.

Article on Justines’ Cackle TV website re the 2010 Storm Gathering I hosted

A few years back now we hosted the 2010 Storm gathering – mastermind of Mark Tozer and Nick Cunliffe – here is a link to her blog

Canoe and kayak guiding and coaching in North Northumberland