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. Naomi is also a new regular presenter for BBC1's Sunday evening Countryfile and she was a judge for the 2015 Countryfile Photographic Competition.
Naomi has recently co-hosted Marrying Mum & Dad, Wild & Weird and WILD for CBBC/BBC1 and co-presented Comic Relief Does Glee Club. She previously co-presented the award-winning Saturday morning show Live 'n' Deadly for BBC2/CBBC, alongside Steve Backshall. Throughout the series the presenting duo travelled the length and breadth of Britain in search of the UK's most deadly animals and enjoyed some awesome activities along their way. 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. Described by the judges as “subtle, clever, respectful and ambitious” Live 'n' Deadly stood out for its exceptional quality and appeal to children. The programme encourages audience participation, interaction and a sense of adventure.
Formerly known as The Milkshake! Lady with her ‘Milkshake! Shake’ and ‘Silly O'Clock Rock’ dance routines, Naomi not only presented the Channel 5 kids strand for an impressive 10 years, but she produced the show too. Her Milkshake! adventures took her around the world and allowed her to meet some of her idols including Elmo and Bear from the Big Blue House. Naomi has produced two BAFTA nominated series The Christmas Milkshake! Show and A Milkshake! Summer and also produced the first series of The Milkshake! Show. This has given Naomi valuable insights into the complex art of programme making whilst showcasing more of her script writing, choreographic and compositional abilities.
Born in Bristol, Naomi's entertainment career began at Butlins where she was one of their famous Redcoats. Her first break in television came when she presented the breakfast show Wakey Wakey for ON Digital.
Naomi presented numerous programmes for Milkshake! including The Milkshake! Show, Monkey Makes, Havakazoo and Milkshake! Bop Box, as well as Finger Tips and The Yuk Show for CiTV. She has enjoyed voicing characters from many current Milkshake! programmes — Mist: Sheepdog Tales, Chiro, Hana's Helpline, Little Lodgers, Angels of Jarm and narrated two documentary series, Play and Family.
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 has travelled up and down the UK with the Milkshake! Live Theatre Tour. She 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.
Naomi is a popular face on many other CBBC shows including Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up, The Dog Ate My Homework, All Over The Place, Hacker Time, MOTD Kickabout and Blue Peter in which she took part in a bake-off as part of the Blue Peter Appeal, judged by none other than MasterChef's John Torode.
In 2015 Naomi presented Ten Pieces II, a BBC Music production commissioned by BBC Learning featuring the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. She also hosted one of the Ten Pieces Live Lessons, aimed at opening up the world of classical music to a generation of secondary children and inspiring them to develop their own creative responses to ten iconic pieces of music. Throughout 2016 she has been hosting a series of Ten Pieces concerts across the country – including the BBC Ten Pieces Proms (Prom 10 & Prom 12), live from Royal Albert Hall, part of the BBC Proms 2016 season.
Visit Naomi's own website at naomiwilkinson.tv.
- Naomi's Nightmares of Nature - CBBC
- Countryfile - BBC1
- Marrying Mum & Dad - CBBC/BBC1
- All Over The Place: Australia - CBBC
- Wild & Weird - CBBC
- All Over The Place: Europe - CBBC
- Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up - CBBC
- The Dog Ate My Homework - CBBC
- WILD - CBBC
- Sam & Mark's Big Christmas Wind-Up - CBBC
- Incredible Edibles - CBBC
- Comic Relief Does Glee Club - CBBC/BBC1
- All Over The Place: USA - CBBC
- Blue Peter - CBBC/BBC1
- Blue Peter's Big Olympic Tour - BBC2/CBBC
- Hacker Time - CBBC
- Live 'n' Deadly - BBC2/CBBC
- All Over The Place - CBBC
- Jedward's Big Adventure - CBBC
- 12 Again - CBBC
- MOTD Kickabout - BBC2/CBBC
- Greatest Christmas Moments - Channel 5
- TMI Friday - CBBC
- Milkshake! - Five
- Milkshake! Bop Box - Five
- Finger Tips - CiTV
- The Christmas Milkshake! Show - Five
- The Milkshake! Show - Five
- The Sunny Side Up Show - PBS Kids Sprout (USA)
- Make Way for Noddy - PBS Kids (USA)
- A Milkshake! Summer - Five
- Monkey Makes - Five
- The Yuk Show - CiTV
- Alpha Zone - Five
- Havakazoo - Five
- Dick Whittington
- Milkshake! Live