Biog

Naomi has been presenting children’s television non-stop for over 17 years. Since 2010 she has been a regular face on CBBC where she has been lucky enough to host a wide variety of programmes, covering nature, adventure, factual entertainment, arts, music, and live entertainment. For CBBC, Naomi presents Marrying Mum & Dad; WILD!; All Over The Place; Wild & Weird; Live ‘n’ Deadly and Comic/Sport Relief Does Glee Club & regularly appears as a guest across the channel on other popular shows like Blue Peter, Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up and The Dog Ate My Homework. After co-presenting two series of the successful BBC2 live Saturday morning show Live ‘n’ Deadlywith Steve Backshall, she quickly found herself travelling the globe for her own spin-off show Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature, now in to its 4th series.

Naomi has had to conquer plenty of her fears and face numerous extreme challenges during the filming of ‘Nightmares’, which have included skydiving in South Africa; hang-gliding in Brazil; sleeping up a tree in the jungles of Costa Rica; abseiling 100m in to a cave in Borneo on to one of the largest piles of bug-infested bat poo in the world; coming nose to nose underwater with a 4.8m crocodile in Australia and swimming with sharks without a cage… 7 times! The series was nominated for Best Children’s Programme at the 2015 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, won an award in the Best Children's category at the West of England RTS Awards and Naomi was a nominee for Best Presenter at the Children’s BAFTA Awards in 2014.

This year Naomi was a new addition to the judging panel for Countryfile’s photographic competition and together with John Craven and Bill Bailey had the tough but highly enjoyable job of selecting the 12 winning entries for the 2016 calendar.

For CiTV, Naomi joined Stephen Mulhern to front the art show Finger Tips, and also hosted The Yuk Showand for 10 very happy years Naomi presented the live Channel 5 show Milkshake! She not only presented this pre-school block, she also produced the show, choreographed numerous dance numbers and composed some of the songs. Whilst at 5, Naomi produced two BAFTA nominated series, The Christmas Milkshake Show and A Milkshake Summer.

Bristol born Naomi loves music and dance. She began ballet lessons at the young age of 3, and one of her true passions is tap dancing. Her entertainment career first took off as a Redcoat at Butlins before her television break came when she presented the breakfast show Wakey! Wakey!for Carlton back in 1999.

Naomi was invited to Philadelphia, USA, to help train the presenting team for the breakfast programme The Sunny Side Up Show for PBS Kids Sprout. She also hosted PBS Kids' Make Way for Noddy series.

Naomi loves music, dancing and the arts. She thanks her dad for her musicality having grown up surrounded by his love of classical music and so she was thrilled to not only feature in the BBC Ten Pieces II film, but also to present a Ten Pieces secondary school live lesson with Blur’s Alex James, and is really looking forward to presenting the related series of orchestral concerts across the UK in 2016.

CREDITS

Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature - CBBC

Countryfile Photography Competition Judge - BBC1

Ten Pieces II Film & Live Lesson - BBC

WILD! - CBBC

Wild and Weird - CBBC

Marrying Mum & Dad – BBC2/CBBC

All Over The Place Europe/Australia/USA/UK - CBBC

Blue Peter – BBC1/CBBC

Blue Peter’s Big Olympic Tour – BBC2/CBBC

Sport/Comic Relief Does Glee Club – BBC1/CBBC

Live ‘n’ Deadly – BBC2/CBBC

Bringing Books To Life – BBC2/CBBC

Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up - CBBC

The Dog Ate My Homework - CBBC

Ultimate Brain - CBBC

Pompeii Live From The British Museum – National Cinema Broadcast

MOTD Kickabout – BBC2/CBBC

12 Again - CBBC

Jedward's Big Adventure - CBBC

Incredible Edibles - CBBC

How to be Epic at Everything - CBBC

Officially Amazing - CBBC

DNN: Definitely Not Newsround - CBBC

TMI Friday – CBBC

Greatest Christmas Moments – Channel 5

100 Greatest Blockbuster Movies – Channel 5

Finger Tips - CiTV

The Yuk Show - CiTV

Milkshake! – Channel 5

Money Makes – Channel 5

The Milkshake Show – Channel 5

Milkshake Bop Box – Channel 5

The Christmas Milkshake Show – Channel 5

A Milkshake Summer – Channel 5

Havakazoo – Channel 5

Room 785 - BFBS

Make Way For Noddy – PBS Kids (USA)

Bottom left image courtesy of photographer Rory Gregory.

Naomi Wilkinson