At 25 Katy is a unique TV presenter bursting with tremendous warmth, likeability and humour. She has an innate connection with younger audiences and demonstrates a terrific passion for learning, fun and adventure. All of this is clear as day when you see her presenting on ‘I Can Cook’- one of CBeebies highest rated TV shows which empowers children six and under to get cooking and learn where their food comes from. Katy encourages the children and their learning through music and games. The more recent series of ‘I Can Cook with you’ see’s Katy travelling all over the country to farms and factories riding on combine harvesters and cooking with children nationwide. The series demonstrates Katy’s personable nature with children and adults and her ability to make even walnuts funny!
Katy is also known as a regular presenter appearing daily on the BAFTA award winning CBeebies digital channel and BBC2 in the CBeebies house presenting links between the shows. Katy energizes her young audience with her ebullient personality in comedy sketches alongside her fellow presenters, but also calms them down with her charismatic and engaging storytelling skills.
Her natural bond with children has developed from 8 years experience as a children’s themed party entertainer, 5 years experience teaching under 6’s drama and music and interactive storytelling shows.
As well as a TV presenter Katy is an accomplished actress and singer. She has trained in Commedia Dell’Arte in Italy and improvisation in Paris and achieved a first class degree in Drama from the University of Exeter. She has taken the lead in several Pantomimes and toured nationwide with her live one woman slap stick comedy road show for 3-7 year olds. Katy is a clear natural on stage as she is on TV and has great potential for the theatre industry.
Katy spends her spare time immersed in music, friends and travel.
She derives great joy in running both adult and children’s choirs singing anything from pop to funk. She created the Exeter University Soul Choir, The Bristol children’s choir and was one of the first directors for Rock Choir ltd. (as seen on BBC1) She has recently embarked on her exciting new project- the London Soul choir. She was the lead vocalist of a 25 piece big band and continues to sing in her small jazz band- The Sylvan Road Trio.
Katy is also a keen globetrotter and has an adventurous spirit. She recently climbed to the summit of Kilimanjaro for charity and plans to take on more exciting challenges around the world for the several charity organisations that she supports.
Katy is a breath of fresh air with a lot to give to the world of theatre and children’s TV.
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