Kirsten O'Brien

Kirsten O'Brien

Kirsten O’Brien is warm, funny, charming, gorgeous and incredibly experienced. She has been presenting on our screens for 14 years and has grown up with her audience making the transition from children’s to mainstream presenting a smooth one. 

Currently, Kirsten is presenting reports for The One Show on BBC1 ranging from researching agony aunts to why women forgo meals rather than scrimping on make up. We are awaiting the transmission of her own BBC3 documentary Kirsten’s Topless Ambition which is a personal investigation into why female presenters tend to do ‘lads mags’ shoots to further their careers.

Kirsten is also filming a new series of Gimme A Break for BBC2 and is continuing to host the online Orange Music Show. Her recent credits include Help, Teach is Coming to Stay, Smart, Totally Dr Who, Springwatch Tracker and Smile – the live magazine show all for the BBC. She is a huge Middlesborough FC and sports fan so used this knowledge to present The Fanbanta Football Show on Channel 4 

Being a familiar face Kirsten is often asked to appear on shows as a guest including ITV1's Thank God You're Here, Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive for BBC3 and The Weakest Link to name a few. 


Another string to Kirsten’s bow is comedy, she has notched up several appearances on London's comedy and sketch circuit. Last year she returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her one woman show ‘Confessions of a Children's TV Presenter' which sold out to much critical acclaim. 

Not limited to television, Kirsten presents the Sony-nominated Big Toe Radio Show for BBC7 and recently hosted The Edge , an award winning culture show for BBC World Service. She also co-presented Capital FM's. Breakfast Show, and spent a year reporting from The Flying Eye. 

Kirsten has previously been an ambassador for BBC Sports Relief, making a film Kirsten Goes The Extra Mile to India highlighting the plight of child labour. 

When she is not working on TV, radio or the comedy circuit Kirsten enjoys a guilty pleasure of furnishing her French homes, travelling and recycling!