What is ex Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq doing now and who is her husband Charlie Brooker?

KONNIE Huq has been a presenter, a writer, and now most recently a podcast creator.

Here's everything you need to know about what the longest-running female host of Blue Peter has been up to lately, and  how she met her husband Charlie Brooker.

What's Konnie Huq doing now?

Most recently, Konnie launched a podcast with her best friend Liz Owens, called Thinking Out Loud with Konnie and Liz.

Each episode they will tackle a big topic, the idea being "there are no stupid questions".

So far they've discussed politics, drugs, bitcoin and the brain.

On every episode they'll host an expert to separate fact from fiction as Konnie and Liz discuss their thoughts on each topic.

Who is Konnie Huq married to?

Konnie Huq, 44,  is married to English screenwriter, author, and critic Charlie Brooker.

The pair were friends for years before their relationship became romantic, with Konnie admitting that: "If you'd said to me: 'You're going to marry Charlie,' I'd have said 'Yeah, whatever – he's not my type.'"

They tied the knot in 2010 at Las Vegas' Little White Wedding Chapel after dating for nine months.

They have two children together named Covey and Huxley.

Charlie was born in Berkshire.

Apart from presenting shows like Newswipe and 10 O'Clock Live, he has written the horror drama Dead Set and created Black Mirror.

During the 2018 Emmys, Charlie took home the award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series or Movie for his work on Black Mirror.

The pair made headlines as they posed on the red carpet and viewers took to social media to celebrate the British couple's attendance.

What is Konnie known for?

The presenter holds the record for the longest-running female host of Blue Peter from 1997 until 2008.

Since her Blue Peter days, the presenter has worked on various television series and radio programmes including The Xtra Factor, King of Nerds and The One Show.

She has interviewed various authors like Anthony Horowitz and Carlo Rovelli on The Penguin Podcast.

In 2017 she also stood in for Richard Arnold to present the celebrity segment on Good Morning Britain, which received a lot of criticism from viewers.

She made her presenting debut on GMTV and worked on quiz show Eat Your Words from 1994-1996.

She's since taken a step back from TV presenting.

Last year she took her first step into children's literature as writer and illustrator.

Her book, Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World, highlights the importance of learning through the adventures of a young Bangladeshi girl named Cookie Haque.

What's Konnie Huq's background?

Konnie was born in West London on 17 July 1975.

The 44-year-old's muslim Bangladeshi parents emigrated to England in the sixties and the star studied Economics at the University of Cambridge as her family encouraged her to take on traditional jobs such as doctor, lawyer or scientist.

Konnie admits she broke away from her family's traditional expectations to pursue a career in entertainment.

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