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Ellie Harrison

About the presenter

Ellie Harrison is a geographer, naturalist and presenter.

During her early travels she worked on a farm in Zimbabwe, canoed unguided on lake Kariba and spent many wildlife watching trips in both Zimbabwe and Canada, returning to the UK to study. Winning a scholarship from King’s College London she travelled to Zimbabwe to complete her thesis on development and elephant conservation.

She has filmed wildlife all around the world, from Africa to the Americas. In the UK, Ellie has worked on a number of outdoor programmes, such as the BBC’s Wild about your Garden, The One Show, and Country Tracks. She currently presents on BBC One’s Countryfile and recently worked on The Great British Winter.

Ellie spends time with her two daughters, sings country, plays occasional banjo, is a fair-weather diver, and cycles the hills.