Natasha Kaplinsky is a newsreader and television presenter, best known for her roles as a newsreader on Sky News, BBC News, Channel 5 and, more recently, ITV News. Before becoming one of the anchors for the ITN network, she was the 'Face of Five', anchoring the channel's main evening news programme.
Natasha joined Channel 5 from the BBC where, as co-host of the 6 O'Clock News, she was one of the corporation's best-known faces. She joined the BBC in November 2002 as co-host (with Dermot Murnaghan) of Breakfast, a daily three-hour live show combining news, current affairs and lighter items. Natasha developed a reputation for incisive interviewing with a gentle touch where necessary.
While news remains her first love, Natasha has demonstrated other skills on television! In 2004, she took part in a new peak-time BBC Saturday night programme called Strictly Come Dancing…and went on to become the first winner of what turned into something of a veritable TV institution. She took part again in most of the second series - though this time as co-presenter with Bruce Forsyth - and in Summer 2005 hosted a one-off special, Strictly African Dancing, as part of the BBC's Africa Lives season.
Whilst at the BBC, Natasha also hosted New Year Live, and joined Terry Wogan to co-present Making Your Mind Up (the show which decided the UK's contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest) and Children In Need, all for BBC1. Other appearances have included the Royal Variety Show, Have I Got News For You, The Kumars at No 42, co-presenting the final of BBC2's Restoration with Griff Rhys Jones, and guesting in several episodes of the BBC comedy My Hero.
In 2013, Natasha also hosted a one-off documentary alongside Mark Williams-Thomas for ITV called On the Run; she also teamed up with Mark for another one-off ITV documentary entitled Missing: Without Trace, where they attempted to reunite two families with missing family members. Also in 2013, Natasha presented The People's Medal, a documentary about The Queen's Birthday Honours List. In 2014, she appeared on ITV's Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel, and in 2015 was a contestant alongside Dermot Murnaghan on an episode of Pointless Celebrities.
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“Many thanks once again for another exemplary and professional show from Natasha…Not only was the client very happy again, several of the sponsors and winners were also extremely complimentary and I am certain that Natasha’s work on stage greatly added to their enjoyment of the evening. Just as importantly, from our perspective, she was a pleasure to work with as always – this was an especially complicated show this year on a very tight schedule and it is a great joy to have a presenter as efficient, professional and calm as Natasha. ”
THE ANNUAL WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2013 (PHILIP TALBOT PRODUCTIONS)
“Just a quick note of thanks for Natasha’s accomplished presentation at our event this morning at The Lyceum. The event was a great success – and Natasha did a superb job; if you could pass on thanks to her from all of us at ATG that would be really appreciated. ”
HEAD OF MARKETING, AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP EVENT
“Natasha was superb as the host for our Friday event and added a huge layer of professionalism to the evening. She came across as someone who was genuinely impressed and excited with what she was presenting, which made everyone feel very special indeed. At least half of the audience fell in love with Natasha while she was with us! ”
MARSHALL GROUP DINNER PRINCES'S TRUST GALA
“…your personal and informal style struck a chord with our delegates. Your charming personality, impeccable preparation and presentation skills did the rest. It was an honour to work with a true professional.
TNT ANNUAL SENIOR MANAGEMENT MEETING
“We were delighted when Natasha confirmed her availability to host our Awards as we knew that she would be perfect for our audience, based on her experience with and support of charity fundraising, as well as her warm personality. On the evening, it was clear from the audience response that this was the case!”
INSTITUTE OF FUNDRAISING AWARDS, JULY 2012
“Many thanks for being such a pleasure to work with and being so accommodating despite the overrun! I hope you’ll pencil us into your diary for next year. ”
CIDA (CULTURAL INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT AGENCY LTD) CR8NET CONFERENCE 2011
“Please can you pass on my thanks to Natasha? She did a fantastic job and, as always, was a pleasure to work with; a true professional. ”
THE ANNUAL WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2011 (PHILIP TALBOT PRODUCTIONS)
“…please pass my thanks onto Natasha. She was such a breath of fresh air – such a professional, a fantastic host and an absolute a joy to work with. I will definitely be recommending her to all the other publishers we work with in the hope of getting more work for her soon, as well as more work with Reed Business who were the publishers of last week’s event. ”
THE 2011 TAXATION AWARDS (DF ENTERTAINMENT)