Famed for presenting wildlife programmes across the globe, Michaela Strachan is known for her brilliant knowledge of the animal kingdom and her passionate love for presenting. Down to earth and humorous, Michela's friendly style and smiley demeanour make her the perfect awards host for any evening. Having an extensive list of credits, Michela is adept at presenting in all manner of situations, therefore can handle the corporate circuit with ease.
As one of television’s best-loved wildlife presenters, Michaela Strachan list of credits is extensive. Credits include the BBC’s Shark Encounters and Elephant Diaries, as well as Channel Five’s Michaela’s Challenge – for which she won a Bafta. Also, she filmed in Borneo for BBC2's Orang-utan Diaries. Michela is a global authority when it comes to wildlife presenting.
Some of Michaela’s other presenting highlights include the BBC’s longest running wildlife series, Really Wild Show, Springwatch and Countryfile as well as Discovery’s Postcards from the Wild and Adopt a Wild Animal.
Michaela trained at the Arts Educational School specialising in musical theatre. She started her career in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on national tour, in the West End and at the Alexandra Theatre, Toronto. Michaela then moved into television to begin a successful presenting career. She fronted a number of programmes on TV-AM including three years on the award-winning Saturday morning show The Wide Awake Club with Tommy Boyd, Wacaday with Timmy Mallett, Wac 90, Wac Extra and subsequently her own Saturday and Sunday morning programmes, Hey Hey It's Saturday and Michaela.
Other children's shows include Cool Cube, But Can You Do It On TV?, Go Getters, Beetle Drive, I Want To Do That and, for the Children's Channel, Electric String Vest, Ratkan II, Michaela's Map and The Summer Crunch.
Since 1990 Michaela has become more familiar to audiences for presenting wildlife programmes - Owl TV for HTV and Channel 4 (four years), the award-winning Really Wild Show (nine series), The Really Wild Guide (two series), The Web and The Animal Zone, all for the BBC's Natural History Unit, plus Wildlife Rescue II for Anglia.
Michaela has also presented programmes in the BBC's Science Zone series including Postcards from the Wild, Big 5, and Little 5 with Chris Packham, with a yearly special, Adopt a Wild Animal. She has also hosted: programmes on the Animal Planet and Discovery Channels; five Disneytime programmes for the BBC; two series of the family show Can You Keep A Secret? on HTV; and Club Vegetarian for Granada Cable. She has an extensive range of credits and her programmes have helped promote the cause of conservation.
Incredibly talented and comfortable in front of a camera, Michael is a natural choice as a host or for any kind of conservation themed event.