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Steve Backshall

As one of the busiest presenters on television, Steve Backshall is a familiar face and house-hold name, perhaps best-known for his phenomenally successful Deadly series.

An all-action hero, Steve has led overseas expeditions and explored some of the most incredible places on the planet. He recently travelled across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans filming Whale for Sky TV, a ground-breaking programme tracking our most iconic, yet threatened, species. He has also appeared in Our Changing Planet for BBC One, an ambitious seven-year series documenting six of the planet’s most threatened ecosystems.

His most recent book, Deep Blue published in 2023, is a blend of memoir, travel, and marine and environmental science that takes us on a tour of the many worlds of aquatic life: from underwater deserts and rainforests to the evolution of ocean heroes like the sea turtle and the Great White, to the rapidly declining state of white polar seas and coral reefs.

As if that wasn’t enough, in 2023, Steve showed immense resilience, determination, drive, and ambition to break a new world record – for the fastest time to paddle the length of the Thames River.