Kirsten O’Brien is warm, funny, charming, gorgeous and incredibly experienced. She has been presenting on our television screens for over 15 years and has grown up with her audience making the transition from children’s to mainstream presenting a smooth one.
Kirsten O’Brien has presented reports for The One Show on BBC1 ranging from researching agony aunts to why women forgo meals rather than scrimping on make up. Kirsten has also appeared in her own BBC3 documentary ‘Kirsten’s Topless Ambition’ which was a personal investigation into why female presenters tend to do ‘lads mags’ shoots to further their careers.
Kirsten has become part of the GMTV family by regularly presenting their competition strands. She is a popular VT presenter for The Book Club, Channel 4 and a regular presenter for Inside Out, BBC1. Kirsten recently appeared on Celebrity Mastermind, specialist subject being Vic and Bob
Other television credits include:
- Gimme A Break
- Orange Music Show
- Help, Teach is Coming to Stay
- Totally Dr Who
- Springwatch Tracker
- The Fanbanta Football Show
- World’s Toughest Driving Tests
- Robert Peston’s Money Programme
- Eastenders Live: The Aftermath
- Eastenders Cliffhangers
- Britain’s Most Embarrassing Parents
- World Freerunning Championships
Being a familiar face, Kirsten is often asked to appear on shows as a guest, including ITV1’s Thank God You’re Here, Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive for BBC3 and The Weakest Link to name a few.
Another string to Kirsten’s bow is comedy; she has notched up several appearances on London’s comedy and sketch circuit. In 2008, she returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her one woman show ‘Confessions of a Children’s TV Presenter’ which sold out to much critical acclaim.
Not limited to television, Kirsten presents the Sony-nominated Big Toe Radio Show for BBC7 and recently hosted The Edge, an award winning culture show for BBC World Service. She also co-presented Capital FM’s Breakfast Show, and spent a year reporting from The Flying Eye.
Kirsten has previously been an ambassador for BBC Sports Relief, making a film Kirsten Goes the Extra Mile to India highlighting the plight of child labour.
Kirsten O’Brien is available for awards presenting and hosting.