Credits

Year

Channel

Position

2019

Australia with Julia Bradbury

ITV

Presenter

2019

Cotswold Outdoor

Ambassador

2018

10k Holiday Home

ITV

Presenter

2018

Britain's Favourite Walks: Top 100

ITV

Presenter

2017

Britain's Best Walks

ITV

Presenter

2016

Best walks with a view

ITV

Presenter

2016

Famous Rich and Homeless for Sport Relief

BBC

Contributor

2015

Arrival of twin girls Zena & Xanthe!

2015

The Wonder of Britain

ITV

Presenter

2014

Countryfile

BBC One

Presenter

2014

Take on The Twisters 

ITV

Presenter

2013

Sheffield Hallam University

Honorary Doctorate

2013

Camping & Caravanning Club

President

2013

Countryfile

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2013

Keeping Britain Safe

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2013

Mystery Maps

ITV

TV Co Presenter

2012

Planet Earth Live

BBC One

TV Presenter

2012

Countryfile

BBC One

TV Presenter

2012

The Great British Countryside

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2012

That’s Britain

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2012

The Magicians

BBC One

Contestant

2011

Kill It, Cut It, Use It

BBC Three

TV Presenter

2011

German Wanderlust

BBC Four

TV Presenter

2011

Icelandic Walk

BBC Four

TV Presenter

2010

German Wanderlust

BBC Four

TV Presenter

2010

Secret Britain

BBC One

TV Presenter

2010

South Africa Walks

BBC Four

TV Presenter

2010

Kill It, Cook It, Eat It Series IV

BBC Three

TV Presenter

2010

Countryfile

BBC One

TV Presenter

2009

Countryfile

BBC One

TV Presenter

2009

Around the World in 80 Days

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2009

Watchdog

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2009

Celebrity Come Dine With Me

Channel 4

TV Participant

2009

Kill It, Cook It, Eat It Series III

BBC Three

TV Presenter

2009

Wainwright Walks : Coast to Coast

BBC Four & BBC Two

TV Presenter

2008

Railway Walks

BBC Four

TV Presenter

2008

Accidental Heroes

BBC One

TV Presenter

2008

Rough Guide

Channel Five

TV Presenter

2008

Wainwright Walks Series II

BBC Four & Two

TV Presenter

2008

Kill It, Cook It, Eat It Series II

BBC Three

TV Presenter

2008

Royal Ascot

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2008

Watchdog

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2007

Watchdog

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2007

Wainwright Walks Series I

BBC Four & BBC Two

TV Presenter

2007

Ultimate Britain

BBC One

TV Participant

2007

Royal Ascot

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2007

Crash

BBC One

TV Presenter

2007

Just The Two Of Us

BBC One

TV Participant

2006

Watchdog

BBC One

TV Co Presenter

2006

Are We Being Served

BBC One

TV Presenter

2006

Red Arrows

BBC One

TV Presenter

2005

Animal Roadshow

ITV

TV Presenter

2005

Stars In Fast Cars

BBC One

TV Presenter

2005

Powerboats

Channel 4

TV Presenter

2005

Watchdog

BBC One

TV Co-Presenter

2004

Watchdog

BBC One

TV Co-Presenter

2004

Powerboats

Channel 4

TV Presenter

2004

Days Of Thunder

Channel 4

TV Presenter

2004

Sky Movies Tonight

Sky One

TV Presenter

2004

Superbikes

British Eurosport

TV Presenter

2004

Tales Of The Country

Carlton

TV Presenter

2004

Empire Awards

Sky One

TV Reporter

2003

The Abyss Live

BBC Interactive

TV Presenter

2003

Ski Show

Channel 4

TV Presenter

2003

International Show Jumping Championships

British Eurosport

TV Participant

2003

Speedway Grand Prix

Channel 4

TV Presenter

2003

Skiing On 4

Channel 4

TV Presenter

2003

Carlton Country

Carlton

TV Reporter

2003

Wish You Were Here

ITV

TV Reporter

2002

James Bond Premiere

ITV

TV Presenter

2002

Speedway Grand Prix

Channel 4

TV Presenter

2002

Wish You Were Here

ITV

TV Reporter

2001

Wish You Were Here

ITV

TV Reporter

2001

The National Lottery – New Years Stars

ITV

TV Presenter

2001

Castaway

BBC Television

TV Presenter

2001

Auto Sport

BBC One

TV Presenter

2000

The Real Car Show

ITV

TV Presenter

2000

backstage –

BBC Television [2 years]

TV Presenter

2000

The National Lottery – We've Got Your Number

BBC One [2 years]

TV Co-Presenter

2000

Moral Dilemmas

Living Channel

TV Presenter

1999

Top Gear

BBC One

TV Presenter

1998

Waterworld

BBC Two

TV Presenter

1998

Carlton Country

Carlton

TV Co-Presenter

1998

Heart Of The Country

Central

TV Co-Presenter

 Biography

Credited with revamping Sunday night primetime television on BBC One's Countryfile, and dubbed “Lady of the Lakes” following her many walking series, Julia Bradbury is one of the small screen’s most popular and versatile presenters.

Although having presented many genres of programming from motor based sports to consumer affairs she is best known for her love of travel and the outdoors. In recognition of Julia’s popularity ITV recently dedicated a two and a half hour slot to Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100.

The programme held an average of two and a half million viewers throughout. The online resource The Outdoor Guide (TOG - Julia co-founder with her sister Gina) mirrored the walks and attracted over 18000 hits, and continues to reach an ever growing audience of outdoor enthusiasts.

Her 6 part walking series in the UK, Britain’s Best Walks was originally shown on ITV and continues to be repeated, reached an average of over 4 million viewers per programme. It is accompanied by a book and dvd.

More recently, ITV commissioned new series, Julia Bradbury's Australia, where Julia travels from the west to east coast, and talks to surfers, crocodile wranglers and conservationists, combining her passions for travel and the environment. 

Outside her television life and following her dedication to environmental causes, she is an ambassador for Keep Britain Tidy, The National Trust and The Scouts as well as Bowel Cancer UK and Prostate Cancer. Julia is also proud to be the first female President of The Camping and Caravanning Club. Following her involvement with the BBC programme Famous, Rich and Homeless, she has now become a staunch supporter of the Big Issue and the plight of homelessness. 

Julia moved “homes” in 2015 to ITV where she presented a five part show Wonders of Britain. This saw her travelling across the country reporting on some of her favourite wonders that make Britain great from our industrial and royal heritage, to rolling countryside, dramatic coastline and beautifully eclectic buildings. The show documented her 12,000 mile journey around the country, using Julia’s wonder-fully effervescent personality to bring the locations to life. In 2016 Best Walks With A View was one of Julia’s new ITV walking programmes, where she hiked across the UK showing off some spectacular walking locations.

Having previously co-hosted BBC One’s rural affairs show Countryfile alongside Matt Baker for five years, Julia said her final farewell earlier this year to the show. During her many years at the helm alongside Matt, she is credited with helping ratings soar to over 7 million viewers. BBC One Controller said of the record viewing figure high “Countryfile has won millions of new fans in its Sunday evening slot. It's a tribute to the quality of its unique coverage of the countryside that so many are now enjoying the show.

Through the overwhelming popularity of Countryfile, this led to further success with Baker in Secret Britain, and she put her countryside know-how to further use on The Great British Countryside for BBC One with Hugh Dennis.

On top of travel Julia is a motor head! She has presented Top Gear (1999), Auto Sport (2001) and Stars in Fast Cars (2005) for BBC One, Superbikes (2004) for British Eurosport, Speedway Grand Prix (2002/3) for Channel 4 and The Real Car Show (2000) for ITV.

Recently Julia has presented Goodwood 76th Members Meeting for ITV and will be presenting the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Julia’s reputation as the face of the outdoors began when she presented Wainwright Walks, a stunning BBC Four series shot in the Lake District. The programme sees Julia re-tread the footsteps of legendary fell-walker Alfred Wainwright, and has to date spawned three series and has been seen by millions of viewers all over the world. Julia has also filmed additional sets of hiking exploits, in Germany and South Africa, Iceland, and two series Canal Walks and Railway Walks (both dvd and book). Her books, Wainwright Walks and Coast to Coast both feature behind the scenes exploits of the TV programmes.

2013 was a very busy year for Julia, where she presented a number of consumer shows and documentaries, including Fightback Britain alongside Adrian Simpson, a show that looked into how the public help the police fight back against criminals, plus BBC1’s Keeping Britain Safe 24/7 where Julia and Matt Allwright spent time with the UK’s frontline workers: ordinary people doing extraordinary things to keep Britain running at critical pressure points throughout the year such as Bonfire Night, New Year’s Eve and summer holidays.

In ITV’s Mystery Map Julia’s sceptical views on the supernatural where put to the test, as she and co-presenter Ben Shephard investigated myths and legends from around the British Isles. And Long Live Britain saw Julia work with Phil Tuffnell and Dr Phil Hammond, giving viewers advice on how to reduce the risk of contracting serious diseases and to live a long and healthy life.

Away from Julia’s documentary work, she had an amazing time hosting ITV’s fast paced primetime quiz show, Take On The Twisters where contestants used guile and strategy to win big cash prizes!

Julia’s impressive back catalogue of presenting posts includes a five year stint on consumer affairs pro-gramme Watchdog, a posting to Los Angeles as Hollywood correspondent for GMTV, hosting the launch of Channel 5 in 1997, before going on to present Exclusive! for Five, as well as a decade of travel journalism presenting Wish You Were Here for ITV1 and the Rough Guide series for Channel 5.

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Julia fronted Planet Earth Live with Richard Hammond; BBC1’s incredibly ambitious natural history programme offering a uniquely simultaneous look at some of the most charismatic animals around the world.

In 2010, Julia supported the Children in Need charity appeal when she participated, again alongside Matt, in a unique globetrotting experience, Around the World in 80 Days. The six part series saw six celebrity pairings embark on a mammoth quest to travel around the world in relay race fashion – Julia and Matt undertook the Asian leg, traveling through Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. Her efforts for Children in Need raised over £15,000, as, aside from her cross continental exploits, an ardent fan donated £10,000 to join her on a TV walk.

In Climb Britain for BBC1 Julia faced her fears and managed to successfully climb to the top of The Old Man of Stoer – a 60 meter high sea stack that surges from the sea alongside the cliffs in Lochinver, Sutherland. Julia had never rock climbed before and regards this as one of her most frightening challenges. “It is good to push yourself - to prove to that you really can do anything if you set your mind to it.”

As a pioneer for outdoor exploration and adventure, drawing on her epic travels throughout the UK, Julia contributed to DK Travel Guides’ publication, Where To Go When: Great Britain and Ireland. Additional TV ventures include BBC Three’s Kill It, Cook It, Eat It, already in its fifth series. Exploring how our meat makes its way from field to fork, the show’s cameras never shy away from portraying the realities of the food process, from rearing to the often stomach churning slaughter.

Outside of her presenting duties, Julia’s culinary expertise was put to the test with an appearance on Channel 4’s cult hit Come Dine With Me, in which she went head-to-head with Edwina Currie, Christopher Biggins and Philip Olivier, all of whom were vying to stage the most delectable dinner party. Her Aquavit fuelled starters made her episode an un-missable hit. She also sang alongside legend Tony Christie in BBC One’s Just The Two of Us, in which six famous faces were paired with professional singers to duet together for viewers’ votes. They reached the quarter-finals of the second series.

But despite her fulfilling career Julia claims that her proudest achievement is the arrival of her son Zephyrus, born in 2011 and her twin girls Zena and Xanthe, born in 2015. She currently lives with her children and her partner Gerard in West London.

And underpinning all this, Julia cofounded The Outdoor Guide with her sister Gina, a free, online resource of aggregated information about all things outdoors.