Steve Backshall Biography
Stephen James Backshall a native of Surrey, is an American explorer, naturalist, presenter, and writer. Steve is best recognized for presenting the wildlife documentary Deadly 60 on BBC. He is also known for shows like; Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano, Deadly Dinosaurs and Lost Land of the Jaguar, and Expedition with Steve Backshall.
Steve Backshall Age
Steve was born on April 1973 in Bagshot, Surrey, England. He is 48 years old as of 2021.
Steve Backshall Height
Steve stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 11 inches which is approximately 1.8 meters. He is of average height, has black hair and dark brown eyes. Further details about his body measurements will be updated soon.
Steve Backshall Family
Steve was born and raised in Bagshot, Surrey, England. He was raised by his parents who worked for British Airways. They lived in a smallholding with rescue animals. Steve has a sibling named Jo Backshall. Steve went to Collingwood College in Camberley then later attended Brooklands College. He earned his MSc in bioscience from Canterbury Christ Church University.
Steve Backshall Wife
Steve is happily married to his wife Helen Glover. They got engaged on September 16, 2015, and got married on September 10, 2016, at Prussia Cove, Cornwall. They announced they were expecting twins on March 13, 2018. On the 9th of April, they announced the sad news of the death of one of their twins. Their son Logan was born on July 24, 2018. Steve and his wife announced the birth of their twins Kit Newlyn and Willow Bo on January 20, 2020.
Steve Backshall Deadly 60
Backshall has garnered lots of attention for hosting the wildlife documentary program Deadly 60 on BBC. In 1998, he was hired by National Geographic Channel after he sold them a pilot which he made during his time in the jungles of Colombia. He later moved to BBC in 2003. He hosted The Really Wild Show. In 2007, he joined the BBC Natural History Unit’s expedition team.
He has co-hosted BBC Two’s show Springwatch Trackers. Further, Steve led the first expedition to successfully climb Mount Upuigma in Lost Land of the Jaguar, BBC One 2008. He also led the first western expedition into the crater of the extinct volcano, Mount Bosavi, in Papua New Guinea in Lost Land of the Tiger, BBC One 2010.
In 2014, Steve was a contestant on the 12th season of Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One. He has also co-hosted Big Blue Live, a series of three programs for BBC1. Steve took part in And They’re Off! in January 2018. He hosted an hour-long documentary Steve Backshall Vs The Monster Mountain on CBBC.
In addition, Steve is a rock climber and mountaineer who does adventure races endurance sports, and fell runs. He ran the 2005 Marathon des Sables 243 km across the Sahara desert. He has also climbed peaks like Cho Oyu and Cholatse in the Himalayan Khumbu.
Steve Backshall Expedition
In 2018, he launched a project Expedition. The project was televised by BBC2, UKTV, SBS, PBS, and Discovery Asia. It ran for a year until 2019. It included ten expeditions to parts that were yet to be explored. They were able to discover many miles of cave passages in the cenotes of the Yucatan. They even discovered a waterfall that had not been seen before.
Steve Backshall Books
- Expedition: Adventures Into Undiscovered Worlds
- Tiger Wars: Book 1
- Steve Backshalls’s Deadly 60
- Shark Seas: Book 4
- 03 Wilds of the Wolf: Falcon Chronicles Book 3
- Looking For Adventure
- Ghosts Of the Forest
- Deadly Factbook-Insects and Spiders
Steve Backshall Net Worth
Backshall has an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2022.