E llie is a naturalist, outdoorsman and broadcaster. During her early travels she worked on a farm in Zimbabwe and spent many wildlife trips in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Canada, before returning to the UK to study. Winning a scholarship from King’s College London, she travelled back to Zimbabwe to complete her thesis on development and elephant conservation.
E llie’s television debut came in 2005 as a presenter on Channel 5’s Childrens’ BAFTA-winning series Michaela’s Wild Challenge, undertaking unusual wildlife trials in order to highlight species’ extraordinary traits.
She was part of the original presenting team for The ONE Show, filming stories on the best of British wildlife. A stint living in New York saw her working on Canada’s live science show Daily Planet on Discovery Channel and as sole presenter on The World Without for Discovery Science in the U.S.
She returned to the UK to work on various factual programmes on BBC, ITV and More4. Her subjects are wildlife and the outdoors. Since 2010 she has been on Countryfile, the BBC’s weekly flagship outdoor programme. With audiences between 5 and 9.4 million, Countryfile is the most watched factual programme on British TV.