After Blue Peter, Helen has presented everything from Holiday Hit Squad to Wimbledon, Countryfile to Women's Super League football. She’s also taken on extraordinary challenges including desert ultra-marathons, kayaking up the Amazon, and walking a tightrope across one of London’s most familiar landmarks.


Biography

Helen Skelton has presented everything from Blue Peter to Countryfile to sport and consumer programmes. She's competed in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, guest hosted The One Show, explored the nation's history in Digging Up Britain's Past, and examined the world'd bigegst retailer in The Truth About Amazon.

After early work on local radio and TV, Helen joined the children’s news institution Newsround, and later its sport version Sportsround. As part of the Blue Peter team she took on some extraordinary challenges from the 78 mile Namibia Ultra Marathon (becoming only the second woman ever to complete the course) to walking a tightrope between Battersea Power Station’s chimneys to kayaking 2,010 km up the Amazon, alone. She also crossed 500 miles of Antarctica by bike, ski and kite.

After Blue Peter Helen presented BBC One’s Holiday Hit Squad, the show looking at whether holidays and hotels deliver what they promise, and was also part of the BBC team covering the London and Rio Olympics. Other sports coverage Helen has played a part in includes Wimbledon, the Derby, the European Swimming Championships, and the London Marathon (which she’s also run), as well as fronting BT Sport’s coverage of Women's Super League football.

Helen returned to her rural roots as a presenter on Countryfile, and uncovered bargins and money saving tactics in Channel 4's Supershoppers. She showed her dancing skills on the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, and has frequently staffed Dictionary Corner on Countdown.

 

© Copyright 2024 JLA. All rights reserved.

Contact

We’re on hand to help you find the perfect speaker, presenter or performer for your events. Call or email our London office and use our agents' experience to expertly match you with the right person for your programme!


From time to time we send out emails announcing new speakers and free tickets to our showcase events including Speakers Breakfasts and the JLA Real Variety Show. Please tick the box below if you would like to receive these emails.

Don't miss anything!

We will never share the data you submit here with a third party. Information is stored in a database in order to service your enquiry, but is deleted once it is no longer required. You may request to have this data removed at any time.

JLA Presents


Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Speakers
Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.

Location

JLA, 14 Berners Street, London

WATCH

Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Speakers
Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.

Location

Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

WATCH