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Jeremy Spake is a television personality and aviation expert.
In 1996, Spake was featured in the BBC documentary series Airport, where he worked as the ground services manager for Russian airline Aeroflot. His appearance on the programme brought him to wider public notice and celebrity. He subsequently featured in other programmes including The Toughest Job in Britain, Holiday, The Angry Pirate and City Hospital. He also appeared in Moscow for the BBC's 2000 Today programme, broadcast over the turn of 2000. In 2008 he also featured in the BBC documentary Return to... Airport which revisited the people who appeared in Airport.
Spake has written two books: Jeremy's Airport and The Toughest Job in Britain. Jeremy's Airport was based on his experiences working at Heathrow Airport as a Ground Services Manager for Aeroflot during the filming of the BBC series Airport. It describes a typical week in his job. Spake presented a series for BBC TV, The Toughest Job in Britain and his second book is based on the jobs he was filmed doing. Such jobs included replacing the bulbs on Blackpool Tower and working on a turkey farm.
In August 2018, Spake was confirmed as the deputy director of the Isle of Man Airport. In February 2022, the BBC announced that Spake would return to Heathrow Airport to present a new six-part documentary series, The Airport: Back in the Skies, for broadcast on BBC One from May 2022.