Through my work on and off screen, I hope to convey my love for our environment and the need for effective conservation and my desire to connect people with the world and the wildlife around them.
In the last 20 years I have presented television and radio stories around the world on subjects as diverse as: wreck diving, fine food and wine, teaching, metal detecting, classical music, local history, environmental issues, travel, and marine conservation, but my real passion is exploring the wildlife I see around me from day to day.
In the last 11 years I have travelled the length and breadth of the UK and filmed nearly 350 stories for The One Show - covering topics as diverse as the Belfast tall ships festival, the UK’s only black fox, robotic ants, and rare iguanas smuggled into the UK from the Bahamas. I have howled with wolves with John Barrowman, taken Claire Balding on a midnight stake-out for wild otters, and shown Ferne Britten some rare bats in her local woodland. Underwater, I have dived with playful grey seals, friendly dolphins, elusive seahorses and nesting wrasse and I was the first presenter to conduct a live dive on UK television with a link to a studio, answering questions underwater in a tank full of sharks!
A regular presenter on BBC1’s “The One Show”, for the last 10 years, I have travelled the length and breadth of the UK surprising audiences with the death of wildlife we have here in the UK.
2018 was a busy year with my first two Productions for Channel 5 and a diving project for BBC World Service Radio