Natasha Kaplinsky OBE

Natasha Kaplinsky OBE

News Presenter

Synopsis

Originally a Labour Party researcher, Natasha has presented BBC, ITV and Five bulletins. She plays an active role with Save the Children and has appeared on Have I Got News For You and The Proms. She is also the first winner of Strictly Come Dancing.

Biography

After co-hosting BBC Breakfast Natasha grabbed the headlines with her win on the first series of Strictly Come Dancing. She then moved to the main evening news bulletins before a high profile transfer to head up the Channel 5 News team. She now fronts ITV News bulletins.

Natasha originally worked as a researcher for the Labour party leaders John Smith and Neil Kinnock, before moving into television. Her first role was to co-present a youth chat show on ITV alongside Sacha Baron Cohen before moving to host the news in the Meridian region. She then co-presented London Today and London Tonight with Alastair Stewart.

Having since presented all of BBC One’s main news bulletins, as well as broadcasts for Channel 5 and ITV, Natasha has also co-hosted Children in Need, The Proms and New Year Live for the BBC and appeared on Have I Got News For You. She also hosted the LWT current affairs show Seven Days, putting health, transport and housing ministers on the spot.

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Agent Recommendation

Natasha brings a touch of glamour to the proceedings and dazzles audience and interviewees alike. I’ve seen her equally at home dissecting the prospects for UK Plc with Sir Martin Sorrell as she was entertaining midwives at their awards – she never ever seems to get flustered. JLA Agent Barbara de Lacy

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