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Steve Backshall's Biography

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Steve Backshall was born on April 21, 1973 in Surrey. His parents both worked for an airline.

He studied English and Theatre studies at Exeter University.

He then travelled to various places including Indonesia, where he wrote for Rough Guides.

National Geographic International bought a video of his travels in the Colombian jungle, and this led to him making and presenting adventure and natural history programmes at Nat Geo and the BBC.

His other credits include The Really Wild Show, Expedition Borneo, Lost Land of the Jaguar, Lost Land of the Volcano, and Deadly 60.

In 2014, Steve Backshall was paired with Ola Jordan on Strictly Come Dancing.

In 2016, ITV commissioned Steve Backshall to investigate the world's most fierce animals in a 6 part series called Fierce.

In September 2016, he married the Olympic rower Helen Glover.

In 2017, he presented Down The Mighty River with Steve Backshall, broadcast on BBC Two.

In the new year's honours list released in December 2019, he was awarded an MBE for his work in conservation.

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