Angellica is a popular, versatile and intelligent presenter with 17 years of mainstream television experience across a wide variety of genres. Her progression from children’s TV to adult factual and entertainment programming has been successful and seamless.
Angellica has been an integral part of BBC1’s flagship, daily topical programme – The One Show since it began in 2006 and currently films regular VT’s on various topics as well as covering for the main host when away. In March this year, she was asked to take part in the Sport Relief challenge ‘Hell on High Seas’ which involved her, along with five other celebrities, to sail around the British Isles on a Volvo Ocean 65 raising over a million pounds for the charity which was covered all week on The One Show.
Angellica has had lots of voiceover experience and narrates a BBC1 Daytime show, Family Finders, which follows the journeys of different people in search of lost loved ones. Her warm, friendly tone was the perfect match for this heart felt show. Other narration includes children’s books and stories, promos and corporate videos.
At the end of 2015, Angellica fronted a one off special for Channel 5 called Police Interceptors – Dog Squad which saw her being on the frontline and working with the Darlington and Durham Dog Squad Units. This entailed going on late night patrol, seeing how the dogs were trained and interviewing the handlers themselves.
In 2014, Angellica was asked to be a reporter on a Saturday morning Channel 4 Daytime show, Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose and covered for the main anchor on several occasions. In that same year she also fronted a prime time series called How Safe Is Your House for BBC1, which looked at areas where the public can better protect themselves in their homes. Previously, Angellica has also guest presented on the BBC2 show Something for the Weekend, fronted Celeb Air for ITV2 and hosted The British Soap Awards After Party with her husband, Michael Underwood also for ITV2.
Other shows that Angellica has hosted include; The Great British Village Show for BBC1, which celebrated rural Britain and she also had the opportunity to travel the world extensively for Departure Lounge and Holiday Hitsquad both for BBC1 primetime and the BBC Proms Backstage for BBC3.
A huge challenge for Angellica was taking part in 71 Degrees North for ITV1 as one of the contestants. This was an adrenaline fuelled, physically demanding, high staked show filmed in the Arctic over a 5 week period with no contact with the outside world. It was a hard but fulfilling challenge for her and once in a lifetime experience. Despite being physically weaker than a lot of her rivals on the show, Angellica battled through to the final where she was narrowly beaten into 2nd place.
Angellica’s career started at Children’s BBC, she was the face of CBBC for 6 and a half years. She presented shows such as The Saturday Show, Short Change and 50/50, and made regular appearances on Blue Peter. Her intelligent and warm presenting style led to BAFTA recognition and she was nominated for two consecutive years in the Best Children’s Presenter Award category. She has also won the Best Presenter Award at the Screen Nation Awards. Having formally left, she was asked to go back to front Angellica Time Traveller, which looked at the abolition of the slave trade.
Other CBBC credits include Election with Jonathan Dimbelby, a political show for young people, which went on to win a Children’s Bafta, as well as Project Parent which helped children find dates for their single parents.
Angellica has had the opportunity to transfer her skills to radio. She presented Making Tracks for Radio 3 – an alternative music show for young people, which also included fronting live musical concerts around the country with various BBC Orchestras.
Angellica has recently read for the Bedtime Stories strand on Cbeebies and this year was asked to be a judge for the Blue Peter Book Awards.
Angellica is very family orientated and is kept busy as a mother of two children. She has a weekly column in the Surrey Comet talking about the balance of being a working mum and also writes for Time and Leisure magazine. Her hobbies include playing the cello and this year has learned to swim and ride a bike!
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