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Ellie Harrison Biography – Ellie Harrison Wiki
Ellie Harrison is an English television presenter. She has been a Countryfile presenter since 2009. She is best known for Countryfile, Daily Planet, Michaela’s Wild Challenge, and Secret Britain.
Ellie grew up on a smallholding in the Cotswolds, where her family raised veg and kept chickens. She told Countryfile her father thought he was Tom in The Good Life and even made his own yoghurt.
Ellie worked on a farm in Zimbabwe when she was younger and went on wildlife trips to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Canada. She won a scholarship from King’s College, London, to study Geography with Ecology and did her thesis in Zimbabwe, on development and animal conservation.
Ellie’s big dream was to be a country singer, but she took a job as a secretary at Channel 5 and was spotted by a producer, who thought she would make a good kid’s TV presenter. She turned the offer down…If Ellie wasn’t a presenter she’d like to run her own wildlife sanctuary.
Later the same producer convinced her to cover Michaela Strachan’s maternity leave and she presented Michaela’s Wild Challenge for a year, during which time the show won a BAFTA. She has since fronted natural history shows across several channels in the UK and US.
In 2014, Ellie was made president of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. She is also a patron of Humanists UK and says, “Being kind, forgiving, and feeling love towards others are not traits that belong to any one religion – they are the traits of humans.”
Ellie loves wild swimming but says she finds wearing wetsuits claustrophobic. To relax she enjoys singing, playing the banjo and cycling through the countryside. Her favourite country is Namibia and her favourite animal is the killer whale, a mammal occasionally sighted off the coast of the South African country.
Ellie Harrison Age
She was born Eleanor Harrison on 17 November 1977.
Ellie Harrison Husband
Is Ellie Harrison married? The Countryfile presenter is not married. She has been engaged to her partner Matthew Goodman since 2005. For their ten year anniversary Ellie got her arm marked with ten small circles using a process known as scarification.
Ellie Harrison Children – Ellie Harrison Family
Ellie and Matthew Goodman have three children – two daughters and a son. The Countryfile presenter revealed she was pregnant with third child in March 2018. Their children’s names have not been disclosed. Ellie lives with her partner and their three children in the Cotswolds, where she has a five-acre Cotswolds smallholding and ancient apple orchard.
Ellie Harrison Illness
Countryfile’s Ellie Harrison suffers from Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons.
“By a twist of circumstance and biology, I don’t have depression. I don’t have depression. But I’m pretty sure I have SAD. As soon as winter begins, I complain every day about the weather. If it’s not the weather, it’s how I’d be fitter and perkier if only I lived in sunny California,” Ellie said.
Nature makes her well. She wrote: “I even have a sunbed at home, against all the dermatologist’s rules. It barely turns my skin from grey to grey-white, but after four minutes each side, I feel better. There’s something else that always works to relieve winter gloom: being outside. It sounds counter-intuitive as it’s the very state of the outdoors that is dispiriting. But it’s the contact with nature that lifts me.”
Ellie Harrison Pregnant
Is Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison pregnant? She is rumoured to be pregnant with her fourth child. We have not verified these reports.
Ellie Harrison Net Worth
How much is Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison worth? She has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.
Ellie Harrison Instagram
Ellie’s Instagram handle is @ellieharrisonoriginof.