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Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall

Steve is an adventurer, natural history TV Presenter, public speaker and author. He is One of television’s busiest presenters, BAFTA award-winning wildlife expert Steve Backshall, has been passionate about the wild world ever since he could crawl.

2019 has already been a busy and exciting year for Steve with the publication of his book Expedition: Adventures Into Undiscovered Worlds being published alongside his brand new 10 part TV Expedition series which is being broadcast on UKTV Dave every Sunday night this Summer. Steve has also presented Hedgehog A&E with Brian May on Channel 5 and co-presented Blue Planet Live in March 2019 on BBC One with Liz Bonnin and Chris Packham.

Also this year, Steve toured his Deadly 60 Live on Stage show in Australia and last year appeared on our screens presenting Deadly Dinosaurs and Monster Mountain for CBBC, as well as guest presenting Springwatch on BBC Two.

Steve’s previous credits include the hugely successful Wild Alaska Live (BBC One, PBS) and Hedgehog A&E (Channel 5). Steve received critical acclaim for his canoeing expedition of one of the world’s wildest rivers, the Baliem in New Guinea, for Down The Mighty River with Steve Backshall (BBC Two). Previous to this, Steve was on our screens in the two-part series Extreme Mountain Challenge (BBC Two) and Fierce (ITV).

In 2016 Steve co-presented the hugely successful series Big Blue Live (BBC One, PBS) live from Monterey, California. He also completed an expedition to Venezuela on behalf of the BBC as well a set of performances on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One). Steve also fronts the CBBC Deadly series’, travelling the world to film Deadly Pole to Pole, Deadly 60, Live and Deadly, Deadly 360, Deadly on a Mission and most recently, Backshall’s Deadly Adventures.

In 2011 Steve was recognised with a BAFTA award for The Best Children’s Television Presenter for his work on Deadly 60, as well as the series itself being honoured with a BAFTA for The Best Factual Series.

Steve is an old-fashioned action hero whose leisure pursuits include mountaineering, kayaking, scuba diving, martial arts and endurance running, which together with his unsurpassed wildlife knowledge, make him a compelling and motivational speaker for a multitude of audiences.

Image copyright: Image © Steve Backshall

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