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Steve Backshall

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Steve has spent the majority of the recent months traveling the world to film a new series of CBBC’s groundbreaking Deadly 60. He is a hugely popular television presenter, and has also filmed Live and Deadly, Deadly 360 and Deadly Art. 2013 will also see Steve presenting Deadly on a Mission on BBC1, Mission Madagascar on CBBC, and Deadliest Showdowns for the BBC Earth Unplugged YouTube channel.

Steve’s expeditions have taken him across the world in search of the extraordinary. He was part of the BBC’s hugely successful Lost Land of the Jaguar, as well as Lost Land of the Volcano and Lost Land of the Tiger in the following years. He made the first descent into an enormous, unexplored sinkhole for BBC1’s Emmy-nominated epic Expedition Borneo, and for the BBC’s Secret Wilderness: Japan he met giant salamanders and feisty Macaque monkeys. Closer to home, Steve has presented Britain’s Lost World, Extreme Caving, Inside Out, The Nature of Britain and, famously, CBBC’s The Really Wild Show.

Steve has published a number of books, including ‘Looking for Adventure’ and ‘Predator’, as well as ‘Venom’, ‘The Rough Guide to: Indonesia’, ‘Southeast Asia’, ‘First-time Asia’, the ‘Adventurers’ Guide to Wildlife’, ‘Expeditions’ and a series of ‘Rough Guide’s. His first fiction book, ‘Tiger Wars’ was released in 2012, with three more installments set to follow.

Steve on 'Tweet of the Day'

"An understanding of bird song transforms the world around us.

An understanding of bird song transforms the world around us.
Steve Backshall

Certain songs can instantly take you to a time and place - a blackbird chiming in the post dawn stillness and I am suddenly a child again, rising early to milk the goats and walk the dog. Every walk has an added dimension; does that alarm-calling wren spy a cat or a sparrow hawk? Have the gold crests come back to that massive yew tree at the end of my lane? Should I look skywards to see swifts boomeranging on their airborne forays.

I thoroughly enjoyed being part of 'Tweet of the Day', and would happily have done another fifty birds!"