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. Konnie hosted 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 BBC Three. 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. 

Konnie has written three children’s books with Piccadilly Press. The main character of the ‘Cookie Book’ series was inspired by Konnie’s own London Bangladeshi background and her love of science and being a bit nerdy. She also co-wrote ‘Fearless Fairy Tales’, a compendium of traditional fairy tales updated for the 21st century with humour and modern morals.

Konnie co-wrote on the second series of the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Channel 4 series Black Mirror. She is also a talented actor having appeared in various television shows including Mandy (BBC Two), Invasion (Apple TV+), Good Omens (Amazon Video), A Touch of Cloth (Sky One), We Are Robin Hood (BBC One) and The Sarah Jane Adventures (CBBC). Konnie 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

Trish 
Director Diane Morgan
BBC Two/BBC Studios
British Reporter 
Director Jakob Verbruggen
Apple TV+/Genre Films
Pam 
Director Douglas Mackinnon
BBC and Amazon Studios / Narrativia/The Blank Corporation
Lucy 
Director Jim O'Hanlon
Sky One/Zeppotron
Tina 
Director David Evans
BBC One/Tiger Aspect Productions
Grace 
Director Colin Teague
CBBC/BBC Wales

Writer 

Co-writer 
Director Euros Lyn
Channel 4 & Netflix / House of Tomorrow

Presenter 

Guest 
Channel 4
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

ITV1/ITV Studios
Presenter 
BBC Radio
Presenter 
BBC One/BBC Two/BBC Studios
Presenter 
Sky One / Electus and 5x5 Media
Presenter 
CBBC/BBC One/BBC Television

Contributor 

Guest 
Channel 5 / Emporium Productions
Guest 
ITV2