Konnie
Huq

Presenter, author and actor


Konnie Huq is one of Britain’s most loved presenters. She was Blue Peter’s longest serving female presenter from 1997-2008 and since then has gone on to present shows various entertainment shows including The Xtra Factor, King of the Nerds and Guinness World Records Smashed. She is also a brilliant interviewer, having given J.K. Rowling her first ever interview in 1997, hosting the first live televised mayoral debate between Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson and Malala
and Ziauddin Yousafzai at Central Hall Westminster on the publication of Ziauddin's book, Let Her Fly. She has presented documentary formats for both Radio 4 and the BBC Asian Network, (winning a Sony Award) and BBC3. Her economics degree from Cambridge facilitates her keen interest in current affairs. Konnie has presented a number of podcasts including the Penguin Podcast for Penguin Books, Switch Off for BBC Sounds and Thinking Out Loud for Acast. 

In 2018, Konnie signed a 3 book deal for a children’s series with Piccadilly Press. The main character of the Cookie Book
series is inspired by Konnie’s own London Bangladeshi background and her love of science and being a bit nerdy. She has also co-written Fearless Fairy Tales, a compendium of traditional fairy tales updated for the 21st century with humour
and modern morals. Konnie also co-wrote on the second series of the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Channel 4 series Black Mirror. She is currently an ambassador Kew Gardens, the Princes’ Trust and the British Asian
Trust.

CV

Book

Radio

Presenter 

Co-Host 
Producer Ally Land
Production Company PodcastWorks

Including BBC R4, One Show Penguin Podcast, Saturday Live R4, Children in Need BBC


Broadcaster BBC

Television

Konnie Huq 
Director Diane Morgan
BBC Two
British Reporter 
Director Jakob Verbruggen
Apple TV+
TV Presenter 
Director Douglas Mackinnon
BBC 1 & Amazon Video / Narrativia, The Blank Corporation, Amazon Studios & BBC Studios

Writer 

Co-writer 
Channel 4 & Netflix / House of Tomorrow

Presenter 

Guest 
Comedy Central / Tuesday's Child
Presenter 
ITV 2 / Syco Entertainment & Talkback Thames
Presenter 
Discovery Channel
Presenter 
BBC 3 / BBC Television
Presenter 
ITV 2 / Granada Productions
Presenter 
Sky 1 / Outline Productions with Guinness World Records
Presenter 
Disney Channel UK / Disney
Presenter 
Channel 5 / Twofour & Motion Content Group
Presenter 
Channel 4 / Red Bull Air Race
Presenter 
Channel 5 / Channel 5 Documentaries
Presenter 
BBC News 24 / BBC Studios

Included hosting the first London Mayoral debate between Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone

ITV 1, ITV Studios
Presenter 
BBC Radio
Presenter 
BBC 1, BBC 2, BBC Studios
Presenter 
Sky One / Electus and 5x5 Media
Presenter 
BBC 1, CBBC, BBC Television

Contributor 

Guest 
Channel 5 / Emporium Productions