X

Please provide your details and we'll get in touch within 24 hours

  • Check Speaker Availability

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Steve Backshall explorer

Steve Backshall

One of TV's best-known wildlife presenters, naturalists, writers, public speakers and adventurers

In 2011, won two BAFTAs; best Childrens' Television Presenter, and Best Factual series

Awarded Blue Peter's Gold Badge, their highest honour

Steve Backshall is one of TV’s best-known wildlife presenters, naturalists, writers, public speakers and adventurers. He has been passionate about the wild world ever since he could crawl. Growing up, he counted the animals that lived around him as his best pals – from the asthmatic donkey to the grass snakes in the manure heap!

After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English and Theatre Studies, Steve Backshall studied martial arts in Japan attaining his black belt. Over the following years Steve wrote for the Indonesian Rough Guides and during his travels became conversant in the local language, drank blood with uncontacted tribes, nearly got caught in fatal crossfire in riots in East Timor, came nose to nose with Komodo Dragons and attempted to walk solo across Irian Jaya.

Armed with an idea for a television series, Steve headed out to Colombia. Whilst living in the jungle he wrangled snakes and ended up in a Colombian jail (through no fault of his own). National Geographic Channel International bought the resultant video and Steve was taken on as ‘Adventurer in Residence’, producing, filming and presenting adventure and natural history programmes. Steve has circumnavigated the globe time and again, venturing into the Sinai desert , completing the Israeli paratroopers selection course, catching anacondas, vipers and cobras and making “The Ten Great Dives of the World”, for the long-running series ‘Earthpulse’.

If you wish to book Steve Backshall please contact us here.

get in touch

We’re here to help.

If you can’t find the right speaker you need, or would like speaker ideas tailored to your event,

talk to us on the details below.

For UK, Europe and general enquiries, please contact

Rob Higgins

+44 207 293 0864

For US enquiries,

please contact

Ellis Trevor

+1 516 6581608

For Middle East, Asia & international enquiries

please contact

Raleigh Addington

+852 5819 2227