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Role Description 3 – Music Hub Champion

KONNIE HUQ

Konnie Huq grew up in Ealing and still lives here now with her husband and two children.

She was recently voted the nation’s favourite Blue Peter presenter in a Radio Times poll and is currently the show’s longest-serving female presenter, having worked there for over a decade. Many viewers that enjoyed Blue Peter are probably young parents now!

Konnie has presented on a range of TV shows from Top of the PopsXtra Factor and Guinness World Records Smashed to Pointless, BBC News 24’s Your News and other various TV and Radio documentaries, including one most recently for the BBC’s centenary. Konnie has also presented on several podcasts and radio shows including Radio 4’s Saturday Live

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Konnie’s writing credits include the short film Ahmed and Mildred, (a love story between toddlers!), which won an award at the Monaco Film Festival and Black Mirror’s 15 Million Merits. She has also written the children’s Cookie book series and cowrote the Fearless Fairytales compendium.

Konnie is a keen advocate for environmental issues and also children’s literacy and STEM education. 

Konnie is currently an ambassador for several charities including the Prince’s Trust, the British Asian TrustKew Gardens and End Polio Now.

Cllr Julian Gallant, Chair of the Ealing Music Strategy Group said, ‘We are absolutely thrilled that Konnie has agreed to be Ealing Music Hub Champion. Of her many wonderful qualities, we believe that her friendly and approachable personality perfectly aligns with our vision of the music hub being accessible to all. Welcome aboard, Konnie!

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