Presenter, broadcaster and celebrity personality, Anneka Rice, is the ideal addition to a wide range of events. Whether she is appearing as an event host or presenter at a charity fundraiser, her confidence, charm and likeability instantly resonates with audiences. Anneka's extensive onscreen career, across sport, broadcasting and daytime television, make her a highly recognisable after dinner speaker, who can captivate audiences with her life story. A true joy to witness present, Anneka's infectious passion for life stays with audiences long after she has left the stage.
Anneka's first major television role was on Treasure Hunt, the UK game show hosted by Kenneth Kendall. The BAFTA nominated programme kick started her career, and led her to host BBC's Children in Need in 1997. It was through this role that she first starred in Challenge Anneka, which was later broadcast in 1989. Challenge Anneka was a reality game show that dominated the early 90s. It showcased Anneka partaking in various challenges over the course of a couple of days, commonly revolving around persuading people to give back to charitable causes. When her UK show ended in 1995, Anneka travelled to the US to star in Challenge American on the ABC Network, a testament to her international success.
When appearing at events, Anneka can connect with audiences of all demographics, whether American or European. She has established a respectable career since the 1980s, a testament to her long standing, incomparable influence as a presenter. Event guests are enamoured by Anneka, and her warm, positive personality. In 2003, she presented Dinner Doctors, followed by a lead role in The Vagina Monologues. Anneka's diverse career has expanded beyond the screen, to dominate the speaking circuit and theatrical stage. As part of the Extinct team, alongside Sir Trevor McDonald and Zoë Ball, Anneka showcased her passion for saving endangered animals.
From Celebrity Mastermind to Strictly Come Dancing, Anneka has appeared on a wide range of British television shows, strengthening her nationwide reach. A popular event host, she can confidently lead an event from start to end, introducing speakers or handing out awards, adding a touch of class. Able to eloquently navigate sensitive or thought provoking topics, Anneka is the perfect charity fundraising host, after dinner speaker and event presenter.