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OccupationTelevision presenter
EthnicityBengali
ReligionIslam
Place of birthUnited Kingdom

Konnie Huq is a British television writer and presenter. She has presented Blue Peter from December 1, 1997, to January 23, 2008, becoming the longest-serving female presenter. She on ITV2 presented the 2010 series of The Xtra factor.

EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

Konnie was born on July 17, 1975, in Hammersmith, London, England. Her birth name is Kanak Asha Huq. She was born to Bangladeshi parents who in 1960 immigrated to England. She was raised in Ealing, west London. She also has two elder sisters named Rupa and Nutun. She attended Notting Hill & Ealing High School in London. She did A-Levels in physics, chemistry and mathematics and have nine GCSEs. Although she did A-Levels in Science she attended Robinson College, Cambridge and studied economics and graduated with 2:1.

When he was 14 years old he as a guest appeared on Blue Peter with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1989. She for the children’s programme Newsround interviewed then Labour leader Neil Kinnock. In the same year, she as a contestant appeared on Blockbusters. She was seen playing a schoolgirl in 2point4 Children 2nd series episode I’m Going Slightly Mad. Between 1994 and 1996 as a presenter, she debuted in a children’s quiz show Eat Your Words. Before joining Blue Peter in 1997 she worked for Channel Five as the presenter of morning children’s programme Milkshake!. She also worked for Total Sports magazine as an editorial assistant.

Konnie Hug

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

She is mainly known for presenting the television programme, Blue Peter. On December 1, 1997, she joined the BBC. She visited Bangladesh and spoke to members of her extended family with whom she had not seen for many wears which is her memorable moments on Blue Peter. She became an extra in the film Musafir and also practised dancing in the programmes 2004 Summer Expedition to India. In the hope of reuniting children with families who separated due to war visited Angola in the 2004 Welcome Home programme. In a minute she managed to pin 17 Blue Peter Badges onto Andy Akinwolere’s shirt and broke a Guinness World Record. On 31 May 2007, she announced of leaving Blue Peter. She hosted her final Blue Peter show on 22 January 2008 and showed a clip of her highlights working there within 10 years. Her record of the longest-serving female host at Blue Peter was broke by Valerie Singletons on 1 October 2007.

Replacing Holly Willoughby she presented The Xtra Factor seventh series on ITV2.

She also co-presented UK Top 40 between 2002 and 2004. She also appeared on the comedy gameshow 8 out of 10 Cats. In 2008 for BBC News she co-presented Your News programme. On Sky1 she presented Guinness World Records Smashed with Steve Jones.

PERSONAL LIFE

Rupa Huq, her sister, is a Labour party candidate at the 2015 General Election. She got married to Charlie Brooker on July 26, 2010, after a nine-month relationship. The couple together has two children’s named Covey and Huxley. She is a celebrity ambassador for the British Red Cross. As a part of a campaign she recorded the video “If I Had HIV, would you kiss me?”. She also took part in show Comic Relief Does Fame Academy in 2005. On behalf of Comic Relief, she travelled to Uganda. She also became an ambassador for Gold Challenge.

Her zodiac sign is Cancer. She is built slim. Her height is 5 feet and 3 inches tall. She weighs 48 kg. She belongs to a multiracial ethnic background. Her ancestry is from Bengal. She has got black hair and dark brown eyes. Her sexuality is straight. She has got mole mark on her right check. She also has a beauty spot on her butt. Her body measurement is 35-24-34 inches. Her dress size is 6US and shoe size is 5.5US.

Updated On Fri Aug 21 2015 Published On Tue May 05 2015 By rajan

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