As a biography, Konnie was born on July 17, 1975 in Ealing, London. She attended Notting Hill & Ealing High School in London. When Konnie was 14 years old, she was a guest on Blue Peter when she appeared with the National Youth Music Theater. Prior to becoming a presenter on Blue Peter, she also presented on Five’s Milkshake.
Konnie became Blue Peter’s (a BBC children’s television show) presenter on December 1st, 1997. She was the program’s first Asian presenter. A highlight for Konnie while on Blue Peter was when she traveled to Bangladesh and visited family members that she had not seen in a long time. In 2004, she traveled to India and became an extra in a Bollywood movie. Konnie dated fellow Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon, but the couple split in August 2006. Controversy hit the Blue Peter show in March 2007, when it was revealed that a competition on the show was staged, with Konnie apologizing to viewers, “We’d like to say sorry to you because when this mistake happened, we let you down.” This is one of the reasons why Konnie is leaving the Blue Peter show early next year.
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