Konnie Huq



Konnie Huq's first foray on television was presenting the satellite show "TVFM" at the tender age of 16. She went on to host various programmes such as "Eat Your Words", a children's quiz show on "GMTV" and "VATV", a youth insert programme for Channel 5's "The Mag". This led to her becoming the host of "Milkshake", Channel 5's links for their youth programming, for a year.

She is best known for being the longest serving member of the "Blue Peter" team (she finally managed to beat Val Singelton's record) and has recently started presenting The Tube on Channel 4 Radio.

And in between all of this, she's even managed to fit in an Economics Degree from Cambridge!

Her extensive television work extends beyond children's television and  includes co-presenting the CBBC's UK Top 40 between 2002 and 2004; in 2003 she presented Top of the Pops; in 2007 she appeared on a celebrity version of Ready Steady Cook and that year began presenting the ITV's London Talking. 

In 2008 she presented Zoo Days, The Red Bull Air Race for Channel 4 and also appeared with Charlie Brooker, her future husband, in his satirical review Screenwipe on BBC Four.

Konnie has appeared alongside Charles Kennedy on This Week and played herself in the CBBC series M.I.High. She also played herself in the TV series FM in March 2009.

She presented 'Guinness World Records Smashed' with Steve Jones on Sky1 and has even attempted some records herself including moonwalking and trampolining. In 2009, Konnie joined the entertainment show Hannah-Oke on The Disney Channel and appeared as a panellist on The Wright Stuff  on Channel 5. 

In December 2009 Huq won the Best Rising Star Screenplay Angel award at the Monaco International Film Festival for the short story Ahmed and Mildred which was selected to receive funding from Film London.

She co-wrote, with husband Charlie Brooker, the second episode of the Channel 4 anthology series Black Mirror, entitled "Fifteen Million Merits". The episode received positive critical reception.

She has ecently published her first book, which is aimed at getting kids – girls in particular – into STEM subjects. This will be her first foray into children’s books and the main character is inspired by Konnie’s own London Bangladeshi background and her love of science and being a bit nerdy. Konnie also co-wrote the second instalment of the successful and critically acclaimed Channel 4 series Black Mirror. She is currently an ambassador for the Princes’ Trust and the British Asian Trust.

Konnie's effortless and authentic presenting style makes her a highly popular choice for Corporate Awards and Speeches.

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