Podcast 9: What Is It Like To Be A Television Presenter?

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Helen Skelton

Holly Gardner

Holly Gardner is TT Editor, as well as a Freelance Publisher. She has been working with @TeacherToolkit for over 6 years - since she published his first book in her role as Senior Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing. Since then, she left her day job,...
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What is it like to be a television presenter?

Whilst I was at the BETT show, I had the opportunity to interview Helen Skelton who had been chairing a session on blended learning environments. Helen is a tv presenter, well known for presenting Blue Peter and fronting the London 2012 Olympics.

In this episode you can hear Helen and host Holly Gardner talk about:

  • what a ‘regular’ working day is like for a television presenter
  • where Helen went to school and how she balanced working and doing a degree
  • how Helen got into tv broadcasting
  • why Helen is surrounded by teachers
  • advice for girls looking to get into tv presenting
  • why the normal 9-5 job is not the only option anymore
  • what the centenary of women getting the vote represents
  • which 3 women, dead or alive, to invite to a dinner party & what they’d eat!


“We have six full-time members of staff who deal with letters from children so just seeing that much interaction with kids is really rewarding.”

You can follow Helen on Twitter and find all the 100 Years, 100 Women interviews on social media using #TTkit100women.

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