Konnie Huq thought Blue Peter was 'best job'
Konnie Huq thought working on 'Blue Peter' was the "best job in the world."
The 41-year-old presenter appeared on the children's television programme for a decade from 1997 until she walked away in 2007 and she has admitted she thoroughly misses working on the show because it allowed her to cover different topics and travel to various places that she wouldn't have been able to do elsewhere.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she said: "Of course I miss 'Blue Peter' because it was brilliant and it's the best job in the whole world. You get elements of 'Blue Peter' on everything but nothing is the whole package. It's everything. You don't just do one thing, you do it all and that's what the brilliance of that show is."
The brunette beauty - who was named the longest-serving female presenter on the show - shared the limelight with her co-stars Matt Baker, Simon Thomas and Liz Barker and, although they worked well together, she rarely gets to see them.
She explained: "We are all sort of in touch - it's easier now to be 'in touch' but 'out of touch' with social media. But one of our editors had a birthday party last summer and loads of us were there. Everyone's got their own lives - Liz has got four kids now so she's in Cambridge. So yeah I see them as and when."
Since leaving the beloved children's show, the presenter - who is a celebrity ambassador for the British Red Cross - has been able to throw herself into more charity campaigns and is now heavily involved in The Rotary Foundation.
She said: "It was an eye-opener. I've done a lot of comic relief trips, and 'Blue Peter' appeal trips, but for this particular campaign, we went to several different locations."
And, in 2009, the campaign took her to India at a time when Polio was eradicated.
She explained: "One thing that will always stay with me is we went to this shanty town and over here it would be the last place we'd ever think to live in the UK, but the rubbish tip there was a housing community. They make a living by picking out the rubbish. The fact that [Polio] is no longer present in that country is such an amazing testament to the work Rotary has done."