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Steve

Backshall

BAFTA award-winning wildlife expert Steve Backshall has been passionate about the wild world ever since he could crawl.

Steve's most recent credits include the hugely successful Wild Alaska Live (BBC One, PBS) and Hedgehog A&E (Channel 5).

Steve received critical acclaim for his canoeing expedition of one of the world's wildest rivers, the Baliem in New Guinea, for Down The Mighty River with Steve Backshall (BBC Two). 

Previous to this, Steve was on our screens in the two-part series Extreme Mountain Challenge (BBC Two) and Fierce (ITV). 

In 2016, Steve co-presented the hugely successful series Big Blue Live (BBC One, PBS) live from Monterey, California.  He also completed an expedition to Venezuela on behalf of the BBC as well a set of performances on Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One). 

Steve also fronts the CBBC's 'Deadly' series’, travelling the world to film Deadly Pole to Pole, Deadly 60, Live and Deadly, Deadly 360, Deadly on a Mission and most recently, Backshall’s Deadly Adventures.

In 2011. Steve was awarded a BAFTA for The Best Children’s Television Presenter for his work on Deadly 60, as well as the series itself being honoured with a BAFTA for The Best Factual Series.

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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 decent 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 has presented Br...

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