Steve Backshall Bio Details

Full name

Stephen James Backshall





Date of birth

21 Apr 1973

Birth place

Bagshott, Surrey, UK


TV Presenter





University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom

Collingwood College, Camberley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Open University, United Kingdom (2000)

Action Man

During a long and varied career in both travel writing and television presenting, Steve has taken part in exploring untouched areas of the world, including being one of the first outsiders to enter the Volcano Mount Bosavi, being the first to ascend Mount Upuigma in Venezuela, abseiling to the bottom of the Kaiteur Falls in Guyana, narrowly avoiding being swallowed by a Humpback Whale, and enduring the stings of hundreds of Bullet Ants (so called as the sting feels like being shot!)

Steve Backshall

Naturalist and Presenter of Deadly 60
Steve Backshall

Relationship History

Helen Glover


10 Sep 2016

Professional Partners

Ola Jordan

Strictly Come Dancing Partner

danced together from 7 Sep 2014
until 23 Nov 2014

Steve Backshall Siblings

Jo Backshall


Steve Backshall Family

Steve Backshall's parents:

Steve Backshall's father is Dave Backshall Steve Backshall's mother is Patricia Backshall

Steve Backshall's current partners:

Steve Backshall's wife is Helen Glover

Steve Backshall's siblings:

Steve Backshall's sister is Jo Backshall

Steve Backshall's in laws:

Steve Backshall's father in law is Jimmy Glover Steve Backshall's mother in law is Rachel Glover Steve Backshall's grandmother in law is Joan Tucker Steve Backshall's brother in law is Benjamin Glover Steve Backshall's brother in law is Nathan Glover Steve Backshall's sister in law is Ruth Glover Steve Backshall's sister in law is Freya Glover

Steve Backshall FameChain Links

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 Contestants - Series 12


Other people in this association:

Caroline Flack 2014

Frankie Bridge 2014

Simon Webbe 2014