In 2007 Konnie Huq saw out her tenth and final year in Blue Peter after becoming their 26th presenter on 1 December 1997.
She started her presenting career when she was just 17, fronting a number of children's programmes on The Children's Channels, CBBC and GMTV, whilst, at the same time, completing an Economics degree from Cambridge.
She also appeared on the BBC show Newsround as a child, when she interviewed Neil Kinnock before the 1992 General Election.
Konnie's years on Blue Peter saw her taken to the far corners of the world, and among many Blue Peter highlights are; learning to scuba dive; visiting Mozambique to open one of the schools paid for by money raised during the Blue Peter New Future Appeal in 1999; a trip to the village in Bangladesh that her family originate from; learning how to be a rally driver.
In addition to this she has also been entrusted with interviewing leading stars from music and film as well as two former Prime Ministers; Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
Music is a life long passion of Konnie's and she feels lucky to have had the opportunity to present such iconic music shows as Top Of The Pops for BBC1 and The Tube for Channel 4 Radio.
Konnie trained at the National Youth Music Theatre along side the likes of Jude Law and Jonny Lee Miller. Her cameos include playing a servant (called Konnie) on the last episode of the second series of Robin Hood.
She also hosted 'London Talking' - a topical debate show transmitting on ITV1 -the highlight of the series being Konnie hosting the animated Mayoral debate between Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson. Konnie has many feathers to her bow and her versatile presenting style enables her to lend her experience to a wide range of topics, from covering New York and London fashion week for 'Lorraine' to presenting major sporting and fashion programmes over the summer.
She presented Zoo days for Channel 5, jetting around the world as the presenter for the Red Bull Air Race on Channel 4 as well as presenting for GMTV. She presented the prime time series "Guinness World Record's Smashed" on Sky One and then headed straight to Canada to film Adrenalin Junkie with Jack Osborne for ITV2.
Once again showing that she's not just a pretty face, in 2010 Konnie further demonstrated her active side in ITV's 71 Degrees North, which saw her and 9 other celebs attempt to make it to North Pole - 71 Degrees North.
In the later part of 2010 Konnie landed the hottest TV presenting job in the country as the roving behind the scenes reporter on ITV's 7th Xtra Factor series, and delivered the highest ratings of all the series to date.
Whilst undergoing her Xtra Factor presenting duties Konnie jumped on the mic again, for ITV2's series of Under Pressure. Under Pressure gave Konnie the chance to achieve her secret desire of becoming a rapper and take on the challenge of learning the art of spitting lyrics and becoming a real life MC, with the ultimate aim of performing her own rap on-stage in front of a crowd of 3000 rap fans at the Indigo2.
Over three weeks and during the filming of Xtra Factor, Konnie lived and breathed the life of an MC with mentor, Mobo award-winning rapper Akala (Ms Dynamite's brother) and a selection of mentors from Roll Deep's Manga to J2K and upcoming female rapper Baby Blue. With their help she successfully showcased her lyrical prowess and wowed audience's at the Indigo2.
Not to forget Konnie's interest in current affairs, she also presented Current TV's Shocked Britain, a week-long documentary series that went behind the headlines that shook the nation. The series used exclusive access to key archive news footage, to uncover the most shocking murders, deaths , crimes, terror attacks, celebrity scandals, disasters and headlines of the modern age.
Konnie's appeal extends beyond the UK ,she illustrated her global qualities in Discovery Asia's "Lonely Planet Six Degrees: China". The episodes followed Konnie as she delivered the scoop on China's most intriguing facts, traditions and customs.
The talent's of Konnie Huq are not just limited to presenting, she is an impressive writer. She co-wrote the second instalment of the successful and critically acclaimed Channel 4 series "Black Mirror".
|18/07/15||Daily Express Saturday||Queen of the nerds||Article|
|13/07/15||The Big Issue||MacKenzie meets Konnie Huq||Article|
|12/07/15||Daily Star on Sunday||King Of The Nerds||Article|
|12/07/15||Sunday Times||Freaks and geeks||Article|
|11/07/15||The Times||King Of The Nerds||Article|
|11/07/15||The Sun TV magazine||Bring it Kon||Article|
|11/07/15||The Guardian||Pick of the day: King Of The Nerds||Article|
|11/07/15||Daily Mail||King Of The Nerds||Article|
|11/07/15||Daily Express||Critic’s Choice: King Of The Nerds||Article|
|11/07/15||Western Mail||Take a peek at the geeks||Article|
|07/07/15||TV & Satellite Week||Nerd Instinct||Article|
|07/07/15||Closer||Top 20 TV Picks: King of the Nerds||Article|
|07/07/15||What's On TV||Konnie Huq in King of the Nerds||Article|
|07/07/15||Star||Ones to watch…||Article|
|07/07/15||Inside Soap||Nerd do well||Article|
|07/07/15||Radio Times||Konnie Huq, Queen of Nerds||Article|
|07/07/15||Heat||NEW King Of The Nerds||Article|
|26/07/14||Daily Express Saturday||My weekend: Konnie Huq||Article|
|13/12/12||Mail Online||New parents Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker take a night off from baby as they attend British Comedy||Article|
|24/03/12||The Telegraph||Konnie Huq gives birth to baby Covey Brooker Huq||Article|
|24/03/12||OK!||Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker welcome baby Covey||Article|
|01/02/12||The Sun||Bonnie Konnie||Article|
|19/12/11||Mail Online||Konnie Huq shows off her baby bump for the first time…||Article|
|15/12/11||The Sun||The Peter patter of tiny feet||Article|
|11/12/11||Telegraph.co.uk||Black Mirror: 15 Million Merits, Channel 4||Article|
|01/10/11||Saturday magazine||Celebrity beauty secrets: Konnie Huq||Article|
|26/06/11||Telegraph.co.uk||Konnie Huq talks about money||Article|
|01/05/11||Sunday Times Magazine||Witter: Konnie Huq||Article|
|21/02/11||Star||We all get bad press - I’m not worried by it||Article 1, Article 2|
|23/01/11||Sunday Telegraph||Help us find cancer cure at last, says Konnie Huq||Article|
|26/11/10||Company||Konnie Huq…on Simon, secret weddings & sobriety||Article 1, Article 2, Article 3|
|27/10/10||X Magazine||Konnie: What I’ve learned about the X Factor||Article|
|26/10/10||Heat||The Xtra Factor||Article|
|19/10/10||Heat||The Xtra Factor||Article|
|19/10/10||Heat||The Heat Interview: Konnie Huq||Article 1, Article 2, Article 3|
|17/10/10||Sunday Mirror||Team Cheryl is so tough||Article|
|15/10/10||Daily Mail||Konnie Huq reveals Xtra-special secrets from The X Factor||Article|
|14/10/10||Daily Record||Paper view||Article|
|14/10/10||Metro||It’s Marilyn Metroe: Dressing up the news||Article|
|13/10/10||Metro||Busy Konnie puts her baby plans on hold for X Factor||Article|
|10/10/10||Sunday Times Magazine||Parental control? With Konnie the question never arose||Article 1, Article 2|
|28/09/10||Heat||The Xtra Factor||Article|
|22/09/10||X Magazine||Face the music: Konnie Huq||Article|
|07/09/10||Heat||The Xtra Factor||Article|
|07/09/10||Reveal||Married in Vegas||Article|
|07/09/10||Reveal||71 Degrees North: Konnie Huq||Article|
|04/09/10||Guardian Weekend||My most treasured possession? My husband||Article|
|02/09/10||The Times||Konnie Huq: Here’s one I made earlier||Article|
|01/09/10||Heat||The Xtra Factor||Article|
|01/09/10||Star||Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker have secretly got married…||Article|
|01/09/10||OK||I will never go topless||Article 1, Article 2|
|30/08/10||The Sun||Xtra Factor is going from strength to strength…||Article|
|30/08/10||Daily Star||Konnie has a bit Xtra||Article|
|29/08/10||Mail on Sunday||Konnie and Charlie’s secret Vegas wedding||Article|
|29/08/10||Daily Star Sunday||Kon-grats to an Xtra sexy bride||Article|
|27/08/10||The Sun||Heroes to minus zero||Article|
|25/08/10||The Sun||Konnie’s showing bit Xtra||Article|
|24/08/10||TV Times||My Xtra special job!||Article|
|23/08/10||Heat||Konnie Huq: Showbiz or Normal?||Article|
|21/08/10||The Sun||Sex Kon legs||Article|
|18/08/10||Live||The Michael Ball Show||Article|
|17/08/10||More||Konnie’s stylist gets our vote||Article|
|16/08/10||Now||Simon Cowell thinks I’m mental!||Article 1, Article 2|
|16/08/10||Daily Express Saturday||Konnie Huq going up||Article 1, Article 2|
|10/08/10||Look||We’re loving! The pony necklace craze||Article|
|08/08/10||Celebs on Sunday||Konnie Huq X-rated||Article 1, Article 2, Article 3, Article 4|
|08/08/10||S magazine||Huq stuff||Article 1, Article 2, Article 3|
|25/07/10||Observer magazine||The Incredible Huq||Article 1, Article 2, Article 3|
|20/07/10||Daily Mirror||It’s all in the jeans!||Article|
|20/07/10||Daily Record||Get the look… Konnie Huq||Article|
|18/07/10||Daily Star Sunday||Charlie Huq-ed on love||Article|
|17/07/10||We Love Telly||When beauty goes wrong||Article|
|11/07/10||Daily Star Sunday||Telly beauty Konnie has Sex Factor||Article|
|11/07/10||Mail on Sunday||Konnie Huq’s strange display at the X Factor auditions||Article|
|04/07/10||Sunday Times Style||Trend watch: denim dress||Article|
|04/07/10||Daily Star Sunday||Chezza’s catwalk secret||Article|
|03/07/10||The Sun||Bonny Konnie||Article|
|19/06/10||Saturday magazine||My Weekend: The Xtra Factor’s Konnie Huq||Article|
|19/06/10||Heat||Konnie Huq’s rise to power||Article|
|15/06/10||Hello||TV’s ‘Odd Couple’ are set to wed||Article|
|15/06/10||New||Red Hot: Konnie Huq & Charlie Brooker||Article|
|15/06/10||More||Konnie Huq’s shock engagement||Article|
|15/06/10||Look||Engaged: Konnie Huq & Charlie Brooker||Article|
|14/06/10||Mail Online||Konnie Huq limbo dances at the X Factor auditions||Article|
|13/06/10||Mail on Sunday||Konnie Huq owes Amanda Holden a big thank you||Article|
|08/06/10||Mail Online||Konnie Huq announced as the new host of The Xtra Factor||Article|
|08/06/10||Metro||Konnie has the X Factor over Christine||Article|
|07/06/10||Digital Spy||Konnie Huq to host The Xtra Factor||Article|
|08/02/10||Daily Mail||Here’s a house I designed earlier…||Article|
|26/08/09||Marie Claire||Like mother, like daughter||Article|
|13/08/09||Daily Mail||Me and my wardrobe: Konnie Huq||Article|
|06/08/09||Daily Mail||Thank God for Granny knickers!||Article|
|31/05/09||Mail On Sunday||Don’t wake me up… I’m in Caribbean dreamland||Article|
|26/05/09||FHM magazine||The Battle Of Blue Peter: Konnie Huq||Article|
|13/05/09||Daily Mail||Retreat to the ruins||Article|
|22/04/09||Daily Star||Kon drops in||Article|
|20/04/09||Daily Mail||Height of embarrassment||Article|
|19/04/09||Daily Star Sunday||I really fancy a Huq and kiss||Article|
|08/02/09||Mail On Sunday||Guiness girl Konnie leaps into action||Article|
|23/12/08||Daily Star||Former Blue Peter babe Konnie Huq||Article|