Katy Ashworth is a very well-known face to thousands of children and their families across the UK and the rest of the world.
She is best-known for presenting on the BAFTA Award-winning TV channel CBeebies on which she presents one of the channel’s flagship series I Can Cook. The show encourages children under the age of six to get cooking and learn where their food comes from. Katy has been presenting the daily links between shows from the CBeebies house for the past four years as well as regular appearances the CBeebies pantomimes, Justin’s House and more recently the CBeebies prom.
As well as TV presenting Katy has taken the lead in several stage show pantomimes. She has performed in front of 8,000 people at Wembley on the Cbeebies Live! Tours, hosted live I Can Cook shows in Butlin’s resorts and performed her live one-woman interactive show for children at hundreds of theatres, festivals and other events across the UK and internationally. She is currently singing with a 12-piece soul band for kids and working with singer songwriter Sara Spade on her brand new live show ‘Welcome to Uketown’ – she plans to take over the world in summer 2015 with her new favourite instrument – the ukulele!
Katy is also a keen adventurer and is currently in the process of completing her solo skydiving licence. She reached the summit of Kilimanjaro in 2012 whilst raising funds for Brainwave and Make-A-Wish Foundation and is proud to be a patron of both. She plans to climb more mountains and take on more challenges for these charities in the coming years.
Her natural bond with children has developed through ten years’ experience as a children’s themed party entertainer, five years’ experience teaching under six’s drama, and running children’s choirs in schools across the UK.
Katy achieved a first-class degree in Drama from the University of Exeter and has trained at Jacques Lecoq in France and in Commedia dell’arte in Italy. She has run several adult and children choirs including Rock Choir (as seen on BBC1), the Exeter University Soul Choir, and the Bristol Children’s Choir.
She is the proud mum of her son Charlie and spends her spare time immersed in her family, friends, music and travel.
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