Michelle Ackerley is an instantly recognisable TV presenter as well as a hugely exciting and skilled awards host.
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In 2005, after completing a degree in Psychology, Michelle joined the BBC as a programme maker. She went on to present Totally Rubbish for CBBC as well as making guest appearances on many popular children’s series including Blue Peter and Art Ninja.
After honing her skills at CBBC, other channels started to notice her natural onscreen presence and broadcasting ability. Michelle was soon offered the opportunity to join the main presenting line up on BBC1’s Watchdog.
Michelle now has a wealth of diverse and impressive credits to her name. She he has gone on to present the BBC daytime spin off Watchdog Test House, BBC1’s Council House Crackdown. BBC1’s Crimewatch Roadshow 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.
As a regular host of The One Show, has interviewed some of the biggest names in showbiz. These include Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Danny Boyle and Naomie Harris. Wwhen not on presenting duties, she regular 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 has also presented a brand-new series for C5, The Wonderful World of Crafting, which sees passionate crafters up and down the country given the opportunity to transform their hobby into a business.
When not on screen, Michelle can be heard presenting on air across BBC 5Live's Weekend Breakfast Show and 5Live's Drive Show.
Having presented a wealth of shows across multiple genres including Entertainment, Children’s, Factual & Current Affairs.
Michelle is also an ambassador for Smart Works and 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!