Konnie Huq

Longest Serving Female Presenter of Blue Peter

Konnie Huq is a British television presenter and writer. She was the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter, having presented it from 1 December 1997 until 23 January 2008. She presented the 2010 series of The Xtra Factor on ITV2.

Huq is best known for presenting the BBC children’s television programme Blue Peter, which she joined on 1 December 1997. One of her most memorable early moments on Blue Peter was visiting Bangladesh, and speaking to members of her extended family whom she had not seen for many years. In the programme’s 2004 “Summer Expedition” to India, Huq became an extra in the Bollywood film Musafir (2004), and practised dancing alongside its stars.

For the programme’s 2004 “Welcome Home” appeal, she made an emotional visit to Angola hoping to reunite children with their families (from which both had been separated due to war). In 2008, during her last programme, she broke a Guinness World Record by managing to pin 17 Blue Peter Badges onto fellow presenter Andy Akinwolere’s shirt in a minute.

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