Naomi Wilkinson is the presenter of Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature for the CBBC channel, in which she travels the world to come face to face with animals that seem weird, dangerous or downright scary. The series won an award in the Best Children’s category at the West of England RTS Awards Bristol and Naomi was also twice nominated as Best Presenter at the Children’s BAFTA Awards in 2015 & 2016.
Naomi has co-presented BBC1’s Sunday evening Countryfile and together with John Craven and Bill Bailey she was a judge for the 2015 Countryfile Photographic Competition.
As well as Nightmares of Nature, Naomi currently presents Marrying Mum & Dad (winner of a Stonewall Award and now in its 7th series), Wild & Weird and All Over The Place for CBBC. She previously co-presented the award-winning Saturday morning show Live ‘n’ Deadly for BBC2/CBBC, alongside Steve Backshall. The show won the award for Best Children’s Series at the Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival as well as the Freesat 2011 award for Best Children’s Programming Initiative. Naomi is a popular face on many other CBBC shows including All Over The Place, Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up, The Dog Ate My Homework, Hacker Time and Blue Peter.
Previously Naomi presented & produced the live Channel 5 kids strand Milkshake! for an impressive 10 years. Naomi produced two BAFTA nominated series with the channel – The Christmas Milkshake! Show and A Milkshake! Summer, giving Naomi valuable insights into the complex art of programme making whilst showcasing more of her script writing, choreographic and compositional abilities.
Naomi hosted her very own Wild & Scary nationwide theatre tour in April 2017 and subsequently was invited to take her show to Kidtropolis for a stint in October. She performed regularly on stage for a number of years in the Milkshake! Live Theatre Tour and has starred in pantomime as Cinderella at the New Wimbledon Theatre alongside Richard Wilson and John Barrowman; in Aladdin at Cardiff’s New Theatre with John Inman and also played Dick Whittington at the Theatre Royal, Bath.
Born in Bristol, Naomi’s entertainment career began at Butlins where she was one of their famous Redcoats.
For CiTV Naomi co-presented the art show Finger Tips with Stephen Mulhern as well as The Yuk Show. Naomi has voiced a number of animated characters including Miss Cookie in the popular pre-school series ‘Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom’.
In 2007 Naomi was invited over to Philadelphia, USA to help train up the presenting team for their breakfast programme The Sunny Side Up Show for PBS Kids Sprout and she was also the live action host for PBS Kids’ Make Way for Noddy.
Naomi loves music and so she is thrilled to be fully involved in the BBC initiative Ten Pieces that aims to open up the world of classical music to young people. Naomi features in the films for Ten Pieces II & III, hosted two BBC Ten Pieces Live Lessons, presented a series of Ten Pieces concerts across the country in 2017 and is looking forward to doing it all over again in 2018 with the latest ten additions. As she did in 2016, she will be hosting another Ten Pieces Prom, live from the Royal Albert Hall, in the BBC Proms 2018 season.