Andy Odunayo Akinwolere is a Broadcaster and World Record holder.
Andy initially joined the BBC in 2006 as a runner, however his energy and charisma was instantly spotted and he was asked to audition for Blue Peter by a keen eyed producer. In 2007 he became Blue Peter’s first ever black male presenter and he went on to host CBBC’s flagship show for a fantastic five years. During his time Andy was nominated for two BAFTA awards; Presenter of the Year and Best Factual Programming for his Street Child World Cup documentary.
Within the last year Andy has showed various sides to his personality and talents. He graced our screens on ITV’s hit Saturday night show Dancing on Ice, put his baking skills to the test in a special series of The Great Comic Relief British Bake Off on BBC Two, joined The Great British Banquet, reported for The Gabby Logan Show on Channel 5, presented The 100 Greatest Toys for Channel 4 and continues to host The Great Christmas Toy Give Away for Channel 5, Battlefield Showdown for Xbox Live, and is on his third series of ITV’s adventure game show Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge.
In 2015 Akinwolere became the winner of an RTS (Royal Television Society Award) for his documentary on Extremism for the BBC’s current affairs program Inside Out.