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Ellie Harrison


Eleanor "Ellie" Harrison (born 17th November 1977) is an English ecologist, journalist and television presenter.

Born to a father who was a carpenter, Harrison grew up in rural Gloucestershire close to Cirencester, where the family grew their own fruit and vegetables and kept chickens. She was educated at Sir William Romney's School, Tetbury.

Whilst studying geography at King's College London, she visisted Zimbabwe where she gained her interest in wildlife. She graduated with BA in Ecology and Geography from King's College, London in 2000.

Whilst exploring a career as a country singer, Harrison undertook a series of temporary jobs to support her life, ending up as a secretary at Channel 5. Picked from a line-up to host the children's show Milkshake!, she turned it down, but a year later was chosen to fill in for Michaela Strachan's maternity leave, presenting Michaela's Wild Challenge for over a year, during which time the show won a children's BAFTA. After this, she became a freelance television presenter, presenting across the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the Discovery Channel.

Ellie currently provides filmed reports or is a presenter on various TV shows, including: Countryfile, Country Tracks, The Great British Winter and The One Show for the BBC; and Daily Planet for the Discovery Channel.

In December 2014, Harrison took over as president of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust from Sir Henry Elwes.

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