MICHELLE ACKERLEY

An accomplished and multi-faceted broadcaster, Michelle is a hugely exciting presenter making waves within the world of broadcast.

 

Having completed a degree in Psychology, Michelle joined the BBC as a programme maker in 2005 going on to present Totally Rubbish for CBBC as well as making guest appearances on popular children’s series including All Over the Place, I Want My Own Room, Deadly Art, The Dog Ate My Homework, Blue Peter and Art Ninja.

 

After a number of years honing her skills at CBBC, it wasn’t long before other channels started to notice her natural onscreen presence and broadcasting ability and she was offered the opportunity to join the main presenting line up on BBC1’s iconic consumer affairs series Watchdog. With a wealth of impressive and diverse credits to her name, Michelle has since gone on to present the BBC daytime spin off Watchdog Test House, BBC1’s Council House Crackdown and BBC1’s Crimewatch Roadshow, which sees her broadcasting live and appealing directly to the public for help with unsolved criminal cases. Michelle also fronted the BBC1 daytime ratings smash, NHS Fraud Squad.

 

Michelle is a regular guest presenter on The One Show, interviewing some of the biggest names in showbiz including Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Danny Boyle and Naomie Harris and when not on presenting duties, fronts VT films for the show covering a wide variety of issues and subjects.

  

It’s been an exciting couple of years for Michelle and her work across TV continues to gain pace as she’s gone on to present UKTV’s luxurious property series Fantasy Homes By The Sea, C5’s World’s Strongest Man, BBC's Fake Britain alongside Dom Littlewood and the return of the hugely popular BBC series, Fraud Squad: The Hunt. Michelle also presented a brand new series for C5, The Wonderful World of Crafting in 2019, which saw passionate crafters up and down the country given the opportunity to transform their hobby into a business. More recently, Michelle fronted the immensely popular HealthCheck UK Live for BBCOne during the Covid-19 pandemic, alongside Dr Xand van Tulleken and with daily appearances from the legendary Mr Motivator! Michelle has also presented ITV's hugely popular daytime show Loose Women, anchoring the show during the summer of 2020.

When not on screen, Michelle can regularly be heard presenting on air across BBC 5Live's Weekend Breakfast Show and 5Live's Drive Show, and has also guest presented BBC Radio4's Saturday Live.

Having presented a wealth of shows across multiple genres including Entertainment, Children’s, Factual & Current Affairs, other notable credits and guest appearances include;

 

Panorama (presenter)

BBC D-Day 75 - A Tribute to Heroes

Celebrity Mastermind

Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip

BBC Sport Relief (live OB presenter)

Celebrity Masterchef

Partners In Rhyme

Impossible Celebrities

The Chase - Celebrity Special

The Apprentice: You’re Fired

Pointless Celebrities

Richard Osman's House of Games

Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief

Children’s BAFTA’s (Red carpet presenter)

London 2012 Olympic Torch Roadshow (live OB presenter)

 

When not busy filming, Michelle is an ambassador for Smart Works and also works as a diversity youth mentor working closely with teens that have recently left the care system. She has a sharp eye for fashion, loves being outdoors and is even partial to a spot of design and upcycling!

 

Follow Michelle here –

Twitter @MichAckerley

Instagram @michelle_ackerley

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