Steve Backshall is a BAFTA award-winning wildlife expert.
Steve fronts the CBBC ‘Deadly‘ series, travelling the world to film programmes such as Deadly Dinosaurs, Deadly Pole to Pole, Deadly 60, Live and Deadly, Deadly 360 and Deadly on a Mission.
The success of the television series led to Deadly Days Out, a BBC series of events bringing live animals to locations across the UK as well as several sell-out theatre tours.
Steve’s other credits include:
- Wild Alaska Live (BBC One, PBS)
- Hedgehog A&E (Channel 5)
- Down The Mighty River with Steve Backshall (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 also 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 (BBC One) and 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 One Show, The Nature of Britain and The Really Wild Show.
In 2011 Steve was recognised with a BAFTA award for Best Children’s Television Presenter for his work on Deadly 60, as well as the series itself being honoured with a BAFTA for Best Factual Series.
2019 saw the release of his book Expedition: Adventures Into Undiscovered Worlds being published alongside a 10 part expedition series on UKTV Dave.
Following the success of Steve’s Wild World Live UK Tour, Steve completed his Deadly 60 Live Tour of Australia.
Steve is a prolific author, having published 13 books.
Steve Backshall is an old-fashioned action hero whose leisure pursuits include mountaineering, kayaking, scuba diving, martial arts and endurance running, which together with his unsurpassed wildlife knowledge, make him a compelling and motivational speaker for a multitude of audiences.