Renowned natural history presenter Steve Backshall, who has previously won a BAFTA for his work, is set to make his inaugural appearance on CBeebies in an all-new program titled “Steve and Aneeshwar Go Wild.”
This fresh series embarks on a captivating journey alongside Steve Backshall and Aneeshwar Kunchala, where they venture to zoos and safari parks across the globe, encountering a fascinating array of exotic animals. Each episode is a testament to their fearless exploration as they delve into the lives of two distinct creatures, unveiling the unexpected and remarkable connections that exist within the wild.
Steve Backshall has garnered substantial recognition from young audiences through his dynamic escapades on CBBC’s “Deadly 60.” Now, he is set to make his introductory appearance on CBeebies, guiding the preschool viewership across the expanse of the UK to explore an array of species hailing from diverse corners of the world.
Teaming up with Steve Backshall on this remarkable odyssey is the young and fervent environmental enthusiast, Aneeshwar Kunchala. Aneeshwar, acclaimed as a finalist on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2022, captivated spectators with his environmentally conscious poems. At the age of a mere eight, he has already etched his name into the Guinness World Records as the youngest documentary filmmaker. Additionally, he clinched the British Citizen Youth Award for his remarkable contributions toward the environment, climate change, and sustainability within his local community.
“Steve and Aneeshwar Go Wild” is slated for broadcast on the CBeebies channel and will also be available for streaming on BBC iPlayer, starting from Monday, 14 August.
Kate Morton, Head of Commissioning & Acquisitions 0-6, BBC Children’s, says: “BBC Children’s plays a crucial role in educating, informing and entertaining children across the UK, and Steve and Aneeshwar Go Wild is a shining example of our commitment to factual entertainment that does exactly that. Learning about the environment is more important than ever for young children, and it’s not just about the educational value, it’s about having great fun along the way! We’re looking forward to delighting and surprising young children and their families and leaving them feeling connected to the natural world and inspired by the wonderful species around us all.”
Steve and Aneeshwar Go Wild is a (20 x 5’) mini-series produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit. The Executive Producer is Mark Jones, Series Producer is Rosie Gloyns, and Production Manager is Leanne Hamilton. It was commissioned by Kate Morton, Head of Commissioning & Acquisitions 0-6 for BBC Children’s.