Natasha Kaplinsky is known as one of television’s best-loved broadcasters.
She is currently one of the anchors for the ITN network and for the previous three years was the ‘face of Five’, anchoring the channel’s main evening news programme. Before her role at Five News, Natasha spent five years working at the BBC. Her time there began by co-presenting Breakfast with Dermot Murnaghan. This daily three-hour live show, combining news, current affairs and softer items, was where she developed a reputation for incisive interviewing combined with a gentle touch where necessary. Her success on the show led to Natasha’s move to co-present the Six O’clock News, where she stayed for two years.
Alongside her news-casting Natasha is widely known for her triumphant appearance on the BBC’s prime time Saturday night show Strictly Come Dancing, becoming the shows first ever Champion! Natasha went on to perform in the Christmas special a year later and co-presented the second series with Bruce Forsyth.