Kate Humble is the presenter of some of television's best-loved wildlife and science programmes, including Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Animal Park and Rough Science. An incredibly passionate explorer with a love for travel, conservation and the environment, Kate is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines, including The Independent, The Times, Travel Africa and Marie Claire. The co-author of the BBC book Springwatch and Autumnwatch, Kate Humble is an incredibly well-known and instantly recognisable figure that is exceedingly popular in the corporate sector where her diverse range of broadcasting skills have proved to be a valuable asset for conferences, business presentations and "live" shows, all of which she is able to hire for through the Champions Speakers agency. Born in 1968, Kate Humble grew up next door to a farm in Berkshire where she spent the majority of her childhood mucking out horses.
After leaving school, Humble travelled to Africa and spent a year doing various jobs from hatching crocodiles to driving and cooking for safari companies whilst making her way slowly and not altogether directly from Cape to Cairo. Arriving in Egypt with £5 and no ticket home, during her work as a host or speaker, Kate shares what can only be referred to as a legendary tale!
Upon her return to England, Kate Humble began making tea and typing things for people who worked in television production companies before gradually progressing up the ladder to become a producer herself. In 1994, the adventurous Kate once again left for Africa with her husband of two years, Ludo. Together they drove around Southern Africa in a broken down pick-up for several months and then sold it to buy tickets to Madagascar. This journey was to become the subject of the first article she wrote for The Telegraph. Joining the BBC in 1997, Kate went on to work first on the long running series Animal Hospital and then joined the Holiday Programme, where she was asked to present her first report. She continued working both behind and in front of the camera until in 1999 a ten year obsession got the better of her and she and Ludo left for Mali to travel 1500kms through the Sahara desert on foot and camel with salt traders. On her return she continued presenting programmes for the BBC including The Essential Guide to Rocks, Tomorrow's World, Animal Park and Rough Science.
Her passion for diving lbead to her first job with the BBC's Natural History Unit when she was asked to go to the Caymen Islands and dive in a submarine to look for the rarely seen six gill shark for The Abyss. Another live deep water series Beyond the Abyss followed the next year as well as Wild in Your Garden with Bill Oddie. The immensely popular and successful shows such as Springwatch, Amazon Abyss, Wild in Africa and Seawatch have seen Kate's popularity and demand grow exponentially. Humble continues to contribute to several magazines and newspapers and is co-author of the Springwatch & Autumnwatch book as well as continuing to work as a presenter for a number of science and natural history programmes for the BBC. A household name with an extraordinary story, Kate Humble is available to hire for all manner of engagements through the Champions Speakers agency.