Konnie is best known for presenting the BBC children’s television programme, Blue Peter, for ten years. Konnie’s last live programme was broadcast on 22nd January 2008, making her the third longest-serving Blue Peter presenter of all time and its longest-serving female host.
One of her most memorable early moments on Blue Peter was going to Bangladesh, and visiting members of her extended family whom she had not seen in a long time. In the programme’s “Summer Expedition” to India, Konnie became an extra in a Bollywood film, and practised dancing alongside its stars. For the programme’s “Welcome Home” appeal, she made an emotional visit to Angola in the hope of reuniting children with the families they had been separated from due to war.
Konnie has also co-presented the CBBC Channel’s UK Top 40. More recently, she made her debut as a news presenter on the BBC Asian Network, in a series of documentaries on a new radio current affairs programme called the Asian Network Report. Konnie has also presented Top of the Pops. She appeared on the CBBC series M.1.High as herself in the episode, The Big Freeze. Konnie took part in BBC One’s reality TV show Comic Relief Does Fame Academy. She also travelled to Uganda and met orphan children, on behalf of Comic Relief.
She has presented GMTV’s coverage on New York Fashion Week, presented The Tube and appeared as a guest panelist on the comedy game show, 8 out of 10 Cats. Konnie has appeared on a celebrity version of Ready Steady Cook, as well as playing a servant on the last episode of the second series of Robin Hood. Recently, Konnie began presenting the ITV1 London show London Talking, a political debate show, alongside Vanessa Feltz and Nick Ferrari. She has also co-presented some of the weekly Your News programme for BBC News24 and the Five Show Zoo Days. She has co-written with her husband, Charlie Brooker, an episode of Black Mirror for C4. She also presented The Xtra Factor for ITV2.
Konnie is currently a celebrity ambassador for the British Red Cross.