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Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq

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.

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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".

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Date Publication Title Links
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