Steve Backshall MBE is a BAFTA award-winning wildlife expert.
Steve presents the CBBC ‘Deadly’ series.
He travels the world filming Deadly Dinosaurs, Deadly Pole to Pole, Deadly 60, Live and Deadly, Deadly 360 and Deadly on a Mission.
Due to the success of the television series, Deadly Days Out was created – a series of live events bringing animals to locations across the UK.
Steve’s other TV credits include:
- Wild Alaska Live (BBC One, PBS)
- Hedgehog A&E (Channel 5)
- Down The Mighty River (BBC Two)
- Extreme Mountain Challenge (BBC Two)
- Fierce (ITV)
- Big Blue Live (BBC One, PBS)
- Blue Planet Live (BBC One)
- Monster Mountain (CBBC)
- Springwatch (BBC Two)
Steve’s extreme adventures include being part of the Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano and the Lost Land of the Jaguar (BBC One).
He made the first descent into an unexplored sinkhole for the Emmy Nominated epic Expedition Borneo for BBC One.
He trekked to the heart of America’s most inhospitable terrain for Expedition Alaska (Discovery).
Closer to home, Steve Backshall has presented Britain’s Lost World, Extreme Caving, Inside Out, The Nature of Britain and The Really Wild Show.
In 2011 Steve was awarded a BAFTA for Best Children’s Television Presenter for Deadly 60. Furthermore, the series received a BAFTA for Best Factual Series.
Steve is a prolific author; to date, he has published 13 books.
His book Expedition: Adventures Into Undiscovered Worlds was published in 2019 alongside a 10 part expedition series on UKTV Dave.
Following the success of Steve’s Wild World Live UK Tour, he completed a Deadly 60 Live Tour of Australia.
He lives with his wife Olympic Rower Helen Glover MBE and their three children near Maidenhead.
Steve Backshall Speaker
Steve Backshall is an old-fashioned action hero. His leisure pursuits include mountaineering, kayaking and scuba diving. Coupled with his unsurpassed wildlife knowledge, make Backshall a compelling and motivational speaker.
As an inspirational speaker, Steve can present on a range of wildlife, conservation, exploration, adventure and natural history topics.
Steve’s fascinating experiences, along with his warm presentation style, make an engaging and entertaining event.
2020 Virtual Presentations
As a result of the lockdown, Steve has broadcasted weekly lessons on his YouTube channel. Furthermore, he has been filming Springwatch and Deadly DIY.
Steve offers the following virtual talks:
Steve discusses the lessons he has learnt from studying our ancestors, animals and living life on expedition. He talks about what timeless needs and resources can do for all of us in our modern-day search for wellbeing.
Steve discusses our changing world and our place in it.
A wildlife expert, Steve highlights Predators big and small and how they function.
The year of exploration which won Steve the title of ‘Explorer of the Year 2020.’