Katherine Humble is an English television presenter and narrator, mainly working for the BBC, specialising in wildlife and science programmes. Humble served as President of the RSPB from 2009 until 2013. Humble started her television career as a researcher, later transferring to presenting programmes such as Top Gear, Tomorrow’s World and the 2001 series The Holiday Programme – You call the shots, where the team travelled the world doing whatever viewers recommended using the then-novel media of text messaging and emailing the team as they travelled.
Humble has specialised in presenting wildlife programmes, including Animal Park, Springwatch and Autumnwatch with Bill Oddie, Simon King, Chris Packham and Martin Hughes-Games and later, Wild in Africa and Seawatch.
From 2000 to 2005, she presented a BBC series called Rough Science, in which a number of scientists were set various challenges to be solved using basic tools and supplies. Humble presented The Blue Planet Live! on the 2008 UK tour at Wembley Arena, St. David’s Hall in Cardiff and at Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Her BBC television series, The Hottest Place On Earth, is a record of a month spent living with the Afar people in Ethiopia’s hostile Danakil Depression.
She occasionally performs on the lecture circuit with a show based on her experiences with wildlife, titled Harassed by Hippos and Battered by Cod: A Humble Way to Make a Living.On 16 February 2009, she made her first appearance in Countdown’s Dictionary Corner. She founded the web site Stuff Your Rucksack that helps organisations around the world find the items they need by matching them with travellers.
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