Much loved Television & Radio Presenter
Diane came to prominence in 1990 when she joined the legendary Blue Peter. Since then she’s been a familiar face and voice on our screens and airways, most notably Songs of Praise and Radio 2’s The Sunday Hour.
Perhaps less known is Diane’s dedication to supporting families through her advocacy and mentoring work. In 2008 she helped former Death Row convict Kenny Richey to adjust to life and reacquaint with family after spending years in solitary confinement.
Closer to home in 1989, just months before joining Blue Peter, Diane became mum to her two year old niece, when her sister suddenly died. In many ways this experience was the catalyst for Diane’s motivation to see all children raised in loving, secure family homes.
Diane is currently an Ambassador for Family Futures, the pioneering adoption and therapeutic agency. She’s also been a trustee for BBC Children in Need and The Prince’s Trust.
Concerned about the levels of family breakdown and it’s adverse effect on a child’s ability to thrive, Diane will be speaking about how the wider community can trail blaze support for families and young people.
Happily married to violinist Giles Broadbent, adoptive mum to Justine and granny to three, Diane’s overriding passion is to see families thrive.
Diane is known for her sparkling, upbeat personality that brightens every room she walks into. With over 20 years hosting experience she brings not only charisma, but authority to every event, whether in large arena settings or more intimate environments. Her talent for bringing scripts to life, as well as editing or writing from scratch if preferred means Diane’s innate professionalism brings added value to every occasion.
Diane is a popular and compelling public speaker who offers bespoke Talks that always encourage others to consider their own great potential. And Diane’s unique ability to communicate comfortably with people from many walks of life is reflected in the diverse range of clients who repeatedly book Diane for their events. Diane’s informal, relaxed style allows audiences to safely explore and examine their own thoughts and values in an entertaining/engaging, yet challenging way.