Michelle Ackerley is one of the country’s most exciting and versatile presenters.
After completing a degree in Psychology Michelle joined the BBC as a programme maker but her talents were soon spotted when she was asked to present Totally Rubbish for CBBC. She honed her skills for a number of years in children’s television before joining the team on BBC1’s iconic series, Watchdog.
Since then she has gone on to present several popular shows for the BBC including; Panorama, Watchdog Test House, Council House Crackdown, Crimewatch Roadshow, Fake Britain and Fraud Squad. She also fronted HealthCheck UK Live for BBC1 during the Covid-19 pandemic and is a regular presenter for The One Show.
Other credits include; Fantasy Homes By The Sea (UKTV), World’s Strongest Man (Channel 5) and The Wonderful World of Crafting (Channel 5). Michelle has also presented ITV’s Loose Women, anchoring the show during the summer of 2020. She is currently filming projects for both BBC and ITV.
Michelle’s career has also spanned across the world of radio where she regularly presents BBC 5Live’s Weekend Breakfast Show, 5Live’s Drive Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. She has also presented a number of one-off event broadcasts for television including BBC’s Sport Relief, London 2012 Olympic Torch Roadshow and BBC D-Day 75 – A Tribute to Heroes.
Michelle is an Ambassador for Macmillan Cancer Support and Smart Works charities.