Natasha Kaplinsky

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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.

Natasha has also enjoyed the chance to host a variety of factual and entertainment programmes. Most recently ITV’s The People’s Medal, Missing and On the Run which sees Natasha and co-presenter Mark Williams-Thomas follow an undercover team as they attempt to track down and capture wanted criminals so they can be brought to justice.

In 2012 Natasha fronted a 6-part entertainment series, Born to Shine, which aired live on Sunday nights on ITV1. The series supported Save the Children’s No Child Born to Die campaign, of which Natasha has been an Ambassador since 2010. She has also hosted New Year Live for the BBC, and joined Terry Wogan to co-present Making Your Mind Up, both for BBC1, the Proms, BAFTA red carpet coverage, The VE Day Celebrations with Eamonn Holmes, live from Trafalgar Square, and appeared on numerous current affairs and chat shows.

In September 2007, Natasha was the subject of one episode of the popular BBC1 television series, Who Do You Think You Are?

As an ambassador for Save the Children Natasha has had the opportunity to travel widely with the charity, with visits to South Africa, Mozambique, India, Sierra Leone and Jordan, visiting Save The Children Projects and promoting their work worldwide.

Natasha lives in Sussex with her husband and their son, Arlo, born in September 2008, and daughter, Angelica, who was born in April 2010, and a growing assortment of animals. She combines her family life with a busy schedule of broadcast and corporate work, and guest appearances.

Natasha’s extensive corporate portfolio ranges from large scale awards hosting to conference facilitating, to in-house DVDs. Natasha’s intelligent and professional, yet personal approach makes her an engaging host for a wide range of events.

Natasha was absolutely brilliant, she did a wonderful job, she was charming and a pleasure to work with! Please pass on our thanks.

HUBLOT LIMITED EDITION PRINCE’S TRUST LAUNCH VIA LM COMMUNICATIONS 2017


The conference was a very big success and has received high praise from all quarters, locally and internationally. We too are very thankful to Natasha for kindly accepting our invitation and helping us achieve yet another milestone by playing a stellar role at the opening plenary. On our part, Natasha has never been and will never be considered a paid artiste or performer. Rather, we see her as a key team member of ARC who is committed to delivering excellence. And we are grateful for that.

It has been an honour working with her again and we look forward to welcoming her back to Doha. I also take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the excellent coordination and understanding extended to us.

Qatar Foundation Research & Development, Annual Research Conference 2016


I am writing on behalf of the Academy, Fellows and guests to thank Natasha for her marvelous performance at the Awards Dinner Last week. Her professionalism and stage presence on the night contributed in large measure to the success of the event. We are extremely grateful that she was able to join us and contribute to a most splendid evening. We have received a huge number of enthusiastic and glowing comments about the event this year and hope Natasha enjoyed the evening too.

THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING ANNUAL AWARDS 2014


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 (PHILIP TALBOT PRODUCTIONS)


The event went very well and you were fantastic. Your introduction was great fun and when the first gold medalist came on stage a bit overcome by the moment, you handled him brilliantly and that set the tone for the night.

You came across very much as “home team” rather that just another celebrity, really in tune with making the night a night to remember for everyone.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARDS


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)


Just a short line to thank Natasha for an excellent job at the World Superyacht Awards. As ever she did an excellent job as presenter, including dealing calmly and unflappably with a key sponsor wandering widely off script. She was also a pleasure to work with and calmness personified…The client were very happy once more and we hope to work with her and you again soon.

THE ANNUAL WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS 2012 (PHILIP TALBOT PRODUCTIONS)


Natasha was an absolute joy to work with; she went over and above our expectations taking the time to learn about the client and the key messages delivered by the conference. Not only did she utilise her excellent journalistic skills during Q and A sessions but also added a touch of humour into her role as host ensuring she was well received by all. She was extremely popular with both the presenters and delegates and we would very much welcome the opportunity to work with her again.

HEINEKEN SALES & MARKETING CONFERENCE


She was a huge success again and won the hearts and minds of all fortunate enough to meet her. She is such a professional, works with all we throw at her and has time for absolutely everyone.

NATIONAL TRAINING AWARDS


Natasha Kaplinsky was a pleasure to work with as the host of our region’s biggest awards ceremony, she commanded a room full of business men and women with ease and adapted to any changes quickly and efficiently. On a personal note, I thoroughly enjoyed working with Natasha and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

BIRMINGHAM POST BUSINESS AWARDS, TRINITY MIRROR, BPM MEDIA


Natasha was fantastic. True professional and really took the time to understand our audience and the deliverables of the Learning Awards. Our audience were very receptive of Natasha as she was warm but fun. She engaged on every level and even took the time to pose for photos afterwards. She gave an excellent performance!

LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE AWARDS 2014


Natasha did a fantastic job, keeping a difficult and sometimes evolving agenda and programme on track, making sure speakers didn’t evade questions, as well as encouraging so many people to ask a variety of questions from the floor. The feedback from the conference has been overwhelmingly positive. Natasha played a key role in facilitating this.

AIRPORT OPERATORS ASSOCIATION