Konnie Huq

photo: Ed Miller

Author and TV presenter

Growing up, what was your ambition?
At different points in my life, I have wanted to do different things. At one point I wanted to be an astronaut, and then I wanted to be a doctor, then I wanted to be an architect. And then I wanted to be on TV. I was a junior reporter on BBC’s Newsround and in 1992, I had to interview Neil Kinnock who was trying to be prime minister at the time. That gave me a bit of a taste for being on TV. But I have wanted to do and be many things in my time. I wanted to be anything and everything.

What did you like to do at the weekends when you were 10?
I loved making things and I still do. I loved crafting things, little picture frames or little notebooks with ribbons and buttons and stuff. That’s quite a Blue Peter thing!

Do you have a secret talent?
I can do a really good Bart Simpson impression. Kowabunga dude!


KONNIE HUQ was interviewed by Eleni, Mahsin and Cathy in issue 8.