On the 22nd January 2008, Konnie presented her last live Blue Peter. Fellow presenters during her tenure included Stuart Miles, Katy Hill, Romana D'Annunzio, Richard Bacon, Simon Thomas, Matt Baker, Liz Barker, Zöe Salmon, Gethin Jones and Andy Akinwolere.
She started her TV presenting career when she was just 17, Konnie Huq fronted programmes for the children's channel, the UK top 40 and a quiz show for GMTV whilst completing an Economics degree at Cambridge University.
As well as Blue Peter Konnie also presented Top of the Pops, The Emma's, Becoming Jane (Austin) on the BBC, co-hosted an Antiques Road show Xmas special and 14 years later returned to GMTV to present NY and London Fashion Week.
Konnie left Blue Peter after 10 years and in her final weeks Konnie made the successful jump to adult tv combining Blue Peter with hosting the topical debate show, ‘London Talking’ – for ITV1 London. The series highlight was Konnie hosting the first televised London Mayoral debate between Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson.
Blue Peter provided Konnie with the opportunity to travel to the far corners of the world facing and provided her with an exceptional diversity of experiences well beyond those most TV presenters would ever face.
Konnie has climbed the Grand Canyon, competed in a world championship Car Raleigh on snow in Sweden, walked on hot coals and white water rafted the Bujagali Falls in Uganda in a Kayak. Her most poignant moment of all, and Konnie's own personal highlight, was when she was able to re-unite a young daughter with her family spit by civil war in Angola.
It was Konnie who had the honour of the first ever TV interview with Princes William and Harry. She also interviewed amongst others; Tony Blair, Prince Charles, Brad Pitt, Ewan McGregor, Michael Owen and Wayne Rooney.
Between 2002 and 2004, Huq co-presented the CBBC Channel's UK Top 40. More recently, she made her debut as a news presenter on the BBC Asian Network, in a series of documentaries on a new radio current affairs programme called the Asian Network Report.
In early 2004 Huq was briefly a presenter for Top of the Pops. She appeared on the CBBC series M.I.High as herself in the episode "The Big Freeze" broadcast on 22 January 2007.
She presented GMTV's coverage on New York Fashion Week on the week of 10 September 2007. She has also been a guest panelist on the comedy gameshow 8 out of 10 Cats.
December 2007 saw Konnie appear on a celebrity version of Ready Steady Cook alongside Blue Peter co-presenter Andy Akinwolere, as well as playing a servant (called Konnie) on the last episode of the second series of Robin Hood. Also in 2007, Konnie began presenting the ITV1 show London Talking, a London based political debate show, alongside Vanessa Feltz and Nick Ferrari.
Konnie has filmed a programme for the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? . She was the subject of one of the programmes in the fifth series in Autumn 2008.
She has also co-presented some of the weekly Your News programme for BBC News 24 in 2008 and starred in Newswipe on BBC2.
In 2005, she took part in BBC One's reality TV show Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, in aid of Comic Relief, and was the third contestant to be voted off, after her rendition of Kim Wilde's "Kids in America".
She also travelled to Uganda and met orphan children, on behalf of Comic Relief, and is currently a celebrity ambassador for the British Red Cross.
As of 2010 Konnie is the host of the Xtra Factor on ITV2.