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Steve Backshall

BAFTA award-winning wildlife expert Steve Backshall is an all-action hero known for his adventurous expeditions and captivating TV career. In 2023, he filmed groundbreaking series like "Whale" and "Our Changing Planet." A world record holder and inspiring speaker, Steve's unmatched wildlife knowledge and dynamic personality leave audiences motivated and inspired.


About Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall is a renowned wildlife expert and adventurer, celebrated for his daring expeditions and compelling TV shows. His extensive experience and deep understanding of the natural world, combined with his energetic and charismatic presence, make him an inspiring speaker who captivates and motivates audiences.

In 2023, Steve continued to make waves both on and off the screen. He inspired over 80,000 people across the UK with his sell-out theatre show “Ocean.” He filmed groundbreaking TV series like “Whale” for Sky TV, tracking iconic yet threatened species, and series two of “Our Changing Planet” for BBC One, documenting six of the planet’s most threatened ecosystems. Steve also presented three major new projects for Channel 5 and returned with the successful “Deadly Mission Shark” for CBBC. Additionally, he broke the world record for the fastest time to paddle the length of the Thames River.

Steve’s impressive TV career has taken him around the globe, investigating diverse species and environments. He has filmed over 100 hours of children’s wildlife programs with the BAFTA award-winning “Deadly 60” franchise and appeared in a prime-time TV show on New Day’s. His passion for the natural world extends to his writing, with his most recent book, “Deep Blue,” soaring to the top of the best-seller list.

An old-fashioned action hero, Steve’s leisure pursuits include mountaineering, kayaking, scuba diving, martial arts, and endurance running. These experiences, combined with his wildlife expertise, make him a compelling and inspiring motivational speaker. Whether it’s a large international conference, trade show, corporate event, or a bespoke private occasion, Steve’s powerful personality and captivating stories leave audiences with a renewed sense of purpose. Book Steve Backshall for your next event and inspire your audience with tales of adventure, resilience, and the wonders of the natural world.

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