Michelle Ackerley

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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 several 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; The One Show, Panorama, Watchdog Test House, Council House Crackdown, Fake Britain and Fraud Squad. Michelle fronted HealthCheck UK Live for BBC1 during the Covid-19 pandemic. She is currently part of the regular hosting team for BBC’s Morning Live alongside Gethin Jones as well as Crimewatch Live , alongside Rav Wilding.

Michelle’s warmth and on-screen talent run in the family and she has been lucky to work alongside her mum, Mavis, on several projects. As well as fronting several segments together for The One Show and Morning Live, the pair were part of Magic FM’s Menopause Month in 2022. They also fronted Dirty Rotten Scammers together for BBC daytime in 2022.

Michelle’s other credits include; Luxury for Less (Channel 4), Fantasy Homes By The Sea (UKTV), The Wonderful World of Crafting (Channel 5), World’s Strongest Man (Channel 5), Lost Dogs: Live (Channel 5), Ukraine: How You Can Help (Channel 5), Greg Wallace: The British Miracle Meat (Channel 4) and the What They Really Mean for You series on BBC. Michelle has also previously hosted ITV’s Loose Women. 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 several 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 and regularly chairs and hosts events across the entertainment industry.

Michelle is an Ambassador for Macmillan Cancer Support and Smart Works charities.