Julia Bradbury

The Festival Host


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 screens 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.

Former Top Gear Presenter

On top of travel, Julia is a motorhead! 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.

Countryfile Favourite

The overwhelming popularity of Countryfile 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.

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.