Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall

  • BAFTA-Winning British Explorer, Naturalist & Writer
  • Presents TV's Deadly 60
  • Wellness, Climate Change, Wildlife and Predators

Steve Backshall is one of the most beloved adventurers and naturalists on the planet.

One of the busiest presenters on television, Steve is a house-hold name, and a motivating, charismatic, and highly energetic speaker. 

An all-action hero, Steve has led overseas expeditions and explored some of the most incredible places on the planet. This, coupled with his unparalleled knowledge of wildlife and the natural world, make him a fascinating guest speaker. 

Whether it’s a large international conference, trade show, corporate event, or a bespoke private occasion, Steve’s powerful personality leaves audiences with a renewed sense of purpose. 


In 2023, he’s travelled across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans filming Whale for Sky TV, a ground-breaking programme tracking our most iconic, yet threatened, species. And series two of Our Changing Planet for BBC One, an ambitious seven-year series documenting six of the planet's most threatened ecosystems. He has also presented three major, new TV projects for Channel 5 and his phenomenally successful Deadly series returned to screens with Deadly Mission Shark, CBBC. 

Prior to this, Steve was a huge hit on BBC One’s Lost Land of the Jaguar, for which he scaled a previously unexplored peak to search for new species in the jungles of Guyana. Steve and his team made a near-death ascent of Mount Upuigma, scaling vertical rock walls as high as the Empire State Building, and sleeping suspended in space. 


A prolific writer, Steve has published 19 books. His most recent, Deep Blue published in September 2023 has raced to the top of the best-seller list.  

As if that wasn’t enough, in 2023, Steve showed immense resilience, determination, drive, and ambition to break a new world record - for the fastest time to paddle the length of the Thames River.  

Steve lives with his wife Helen Glover and their three children.  

Steve is ideal as a host at events with a wildlife, nature or scientific theme, and is also a compelling Motivational and After Dinner Speaker, regaling audiences with his exciting adventures and explorations across the world. To book Steve for your event, please contact a Prime Performers Booking Agent via the online booking enquiry form or alternatively call 020 3500 3331

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Steve Backshall gave an excellent talk that had us all enthralled from the start. He provided the perfect blend of career highlights interspersed with personal memories from his childhood. We didn't want it to end but when it did he generously gave his time to allow photos and 'selfies' with his many fans.