Michaela Strachan

Michaela Strachan

Michaela is possibly best known for her work on ITV's The Really Wild Show and the BBC's Countryfile.

Michaela began her television presenting career on TV-AM including three years on the award winning Saturday morning show The Wide Awake Club with Tommy Boyd, Wacaday with Timmy Mallett, Wac 90, Wac Extra and subsequently her own Saturday and Sunday morning programmes, Hey Hey It's Saturday and Michaela.


Since 1990 Michaela has become more familiar to audiences for presenting wildlife programmes - Owl TV for HTV and Channel 4 (four years), the award-winning Really Wild Show (nine series), The Really Wild Guide (two series), The Web and The Animal Zone, all for the BBC's Natural History Unit, plus Wildlife Rescue II for Anglia.

To older viewers Michaela will be known for her four years as "Her" in the late night music programme The Hitman And Her which she presented with Pete Waterman. Michaela's guest appearances are too numerous to mention but do include Visions (a religious exploratory programme) and Naruhodo - The World, which she filmed in Japan as part of the Japanese season on Channel 4. She has both introduced and guest starred in the Children's Royal Variety Show.

In 1997 Michaela co-hosted Wildscreen, the wildlife film festival awards which were screened on BBC TWO. Early in 1998 she co-presented The Fossil Roadshow with Peter Snow, also for BBC TWO. 

In 1998, she presented Orang-utan Rescue, a moving and spectacular BBC ONE wildlife special focusing on the plight of the orang-utans. In 1999, Michaela presented the Really Wild Show - Tiger Special, which was nominated for a BAFTA.

She also completed a 50-minute documentary Shark Encounters which was filmed in California and South Africa as part of a BBC Natural History Unit Shark Season.

She is very popular in the corporate market, making personal appearances and hosting events, being a very well known face to both old and young alike.