Miranda Krestovnikoff

Zoologist and water baby Miranda travels the length and breadth of Britain; uncovering the little known creatures in our well know places. From our sandy (and not so sandy) beaches right to your very own back gardens, Miranda reveals the best ways to see all the wildlife spectacles the UK has to offer.

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What would be the ONE meal you could not live without?
ough... I'm a real foodie so I am passionate about lots of different foods. One of my most favourite meals is Boullabaise but it has to be from a little restaurant in Cannes called Lou Soulieu
What would be the ONE thing you could not live without?
My family mean everything to me
What would be the ONE thing you would take to a desert island?
My Swiss army knife - it's got me out of all sorts of trouble. I can't go anywhere without it
What ONE surprising fact do you have that our audience should know about you?
I can play cards with my feet! (only after a bath, though!!)

Miranda was born in Buckinghamshire and as long as she can remember, she has always loved to be outdoors. Much of her early childhood was spent at the top of an old copper beech tree or looking after her menagerie of pets, a trend which continues to this day.

Married with 2 kids, 10 chickens, 7 harvest mice, 2 guinea pigs, passionate about wildlife, getting people outdoors and connected to nature, local organic sustainable food and long walks on the beach!"
Miranda Krestovnikoff

She was educated at school in Reading and went on to study Zoology at Bristol University. Here she learnt to scuba dive and is never happier than when in the water.

In Bristol, she caught the wildlife filmmaking bug securing work as a Researcher at the BBC Natural History Unit. Other work followed before she made her move into presenting in 1998.

Recently for The One Show, Miranda has dived the UK’s first powered submarine, trawled the North Sea for mammoth bones, tried her hand at fly-boarding to illustrate the powers of jet propulsion, been given hypothermia to see what happens when animals hibernate and reported on why animal whiskers are being used as the basis to develop new sensors in robot technology.

Along with her passion for animals Miranda enjoys wild swimming, horse riding, camping, cycling, gardening – and, of course, diving. She is now President of the RSPB.