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Dallas Campbell is a hugely versatile and well-travelled TV presenter. He is massively enthusiastic about a range of science topics. Dallas talks about understanding how the world works and is an expert at discovering relationship with science, technology and engineering. His debut book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet was published 2017.
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Dallas started his presenting career on The Gadget Show (Channel 5) and Bang Goes The Theory (BBC1).
He has since presented some of the most ambitious landmark series across the BBC and beyond. These include Britain Beneath Your Feet, Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered, The Treasure Hunters and Supersized Earth (BBC 1).
Furthermore he presented City In The Sky and Airport Live (BBC 2), Voyager: Beyond the Final Frontier and The Drake Equation: The Search for Life.
Likewise he presented The Sky at Night (BBC 4), Science of Stupid and Time Scanners (Nat Geo). He is a regular presenter of BBC4’s Horizon Guide series too.
Dallas has also presented Television’s First Night – recreating the first TV broadcast for the 80th anniversary of BBC television.
Consequently he presented Stargazing Live (BBC 2) which broadcast Astronaut Tim Peake’s historic launch to the International Space Station live from Kazahkstan (BAFTA nomination).
These include: Dallas Campbell’s Guide to the Impossible for Discovery Channel and guest appearing on Infinite Monkey Cage (BBC Radio 4).
He has previously won Celebrity Mastermind, his specialist subject being the films of Werner Herzog.
Most recently, Dallas has presented Positive Energy (National Geographic) where he travelled the globe, with co-presenter Kari Byron, meeting the innovators that are creating new ways to power our world into the future.
Achievements and Awards
Dallas is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association. He regularly judges their annual Young Scientist & Engineer of the Year awards. In 2014 he gave the Stoneley Lecture for the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. This year he won The Space Achievement Media Award at Sir Arthur Clarke Centenary Awards.
Experienced in working in a live environment, Dallas has hosted countless roadshows with the Bang Goes The Theory team. He has also worked on many other science events. These include the monthly Science Museum Lates. In 2016, Dallas presented the social media coverage for Shell’s Make the Future London Festival. The highlight was interviewing Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen.
He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world. For example sewer diving in Mexico City and abseiling off the world’s tallest building in Dubai.
When not risking life and limb investigating life, the universe and everything, Dallas enjoys cooking and is an accomplished amateur magician. He was also a ski instructor in the Cairngorns. He has two children.
Dallas Campbell is available for a variety of corporate work including awards hosting, conference facilitating, speaking, or anything gadget, technology or science related!