Credited with revamping Sunday night primetime television and dubbed ‘Lady of the Lakes’, Julia Bradbury is one of the small screen’s most popular and versatile presenters.
Following the success of ITV’s Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury last year, which saw Julia exploring some of Britain’s most breath-taking scenery and reaching audiences of 4 million, she has recently fronted the brand new series for ITV Britain’s Best Walks with Julia Bradbury. Her tie-in book to the first series ‘Unforgettable Walks’ continues to sell well, adding to her collection of successful publishing.
Julia recently took part in BBC One’s Famous, Rich and Homeless, which saw her sleeping rough on the streets for a week to raise awareness of the growing severity of the homelessness crisis in the UK. In 2015, Julia presented Wonders of Britain on ITV, which documented her 12,000-mile journey around the country and used her effervescent personality to bring each location to life.
Having previously co-hosted BBC One’s Countryfile alongside Matt Baker for five years, this led to further success on BBC One’s Secret Britain and The Great British Countryside. Julia’s impressive back catalogue of presenting posts also include a five year stint on Watchdog, as well as BBC Three’s Kill It, Cook It, Eat It, Wish You Were Here and the Rough Guide for Channel 5. She also fronted BBC One’s ambitious series Planet Earth Live with Richard Hammond.
Julia’s reputation as the face of the outdoors began when she presented Wainwright Walks, a stunning BBC Four series, and she continued to present further hiking exploits in Germany, South Africa and Iceland. Other presenting roles include Keeping Britain Safe 24/7, Fightback Britain and Long Live Britain for BBC One, as well as Mystery Map and quiz show Take on the Twisters for ITV.
Outside of her presenting duties, Julia is proud to be the first Celebrity Ambassador for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays and is the first female President of The Camping and Caravanning Club. She is also an ambassador for The Outdoor Trust, The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, Bowel Cancer UK and Prostate Cancer to name a few. In 2010, Julia participated in Children in Need’s globetrotting experience Around the World in 80 Days.