Michelle Ackerley


Having completed a degree in Psychology, Michelle joined the BBC as a programme maker in 2005 and has worked across a wealth of shows within Entertainment, Children’s, Factual & Current Affairs.

She became a member of the main presenting team on BBC1’s Watchdog and has reported for their daytime consumer series Watchdog Test House, before moving on to Crimewatch Roadshow, where she was seen live on location taking part in police riot tests and car rescues.

Michelle regularly hosted The One Show alongside Matt Baker when Alex Jones went on maternity leave, where she was interviewing some of the biggest celebrities including Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Danny Boyle and Naomie Harris to name but a few. Alongside her role on The One Show, which she can regularly be seen reprising, Michelle also presents Council House Crackdown for BBC1 Daytime, which lifts the lid on social housing tenancy cheats.

Michelle was also seen across children’s TV, where she fronted Totally Rubbish, as well as making guest appearances on popular CBBC shows; All Over the Place, I Want My Own Room, Deadly Art, The Dog Ate My Homework, Blue Peter and Art Ninja.

As an accomplished live broadcaster and presenter, Michelle has appeared on Celebrity Mastermind, Partners in Rhyme, The Apprentice: You’re Fired and Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic Relief, with a very convincing Lady Gaga rendition!

Her other notable credits include presenting on the red carpet for the Children’s BAFTA’s, hosting the live evening celebrations for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Roadshow and reporting on all the live action for BBC’s Sport Relief.

Beyond her work within television, Michelle is a diversity youth mentor working closely with teens that have just come out of foster care. She leads a very active lifestyle & loves the outdoors.

 “I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for hosting our OAT Annual Awards Ceremony this year, you went down a storm and comments received have already said “you were the best yet!” Ormiston Academies Trust

“Michelle is an excellent host, giving of herself whilst allowing others to shine… She is thoughtful, engaging, warm, highly intelligent and very approachable. She is unflappable in live situations. In BBC hosted learning events she has worked with children, animals and technology, always with a smile and always quietly in charge and delivering – be it on a windswept stage in Scotland or a jam packed Albert Hall for Ten Pieces. Michelle would always be my presenter and host of choice in any live or event scenario.” Saffron Cherry

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