Liz Bonnin

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Liz Bonnin

Born

9/16/1976, France

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26 year-old Liz was a presenter for RI:SE, the new Channel 4 breakfast show and TOTP for BBC1. She was born in France and moved to Ireland when she was 10 years old. After school she studied Biochemistry for 4 years. Despite graduating second in her year with…more

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  • Trivia

    • When she began presenting Top of the Pops for the BBC in May 2002, she initially shared presenting duties with Lisa Snowdon and Sarah Cawood. However, in mid-2003, she was joined as presenter by her former RI:SE colleagues Colin Murray and Edith Bowman following their replacement as presenters of that show. This re-united presenting partnership didn't last long, as all three of them had left the show by the end of the year.

    • Her first presenting job on British TV was as the entertainment reporter on Channel 4's short-lived early morning show RI:SE.

    • Having presented a number of different TV shows in Ireland, she moved to England in 2002 to work as a presenter there.

    • Her big break into TV came when she was asked to present the IRMA Music Awards by Irish broadcaster RTE.

    • Following university, she then tried her hand at a performing career as a member of all-girl band Chill.

    • Liz holds a degree in Biochemistry from Trinity College, Dublin.

    • She was born in France and lived there until the age of nine, when her family moved to Dublin.

    • Her father is French, and her mother is from Trinidad.

  • Quotes

    • Liz: I'd love to present more programmes that combine science with natural history. That's where I see myself working best as a broadcaster and hopefully I can have a long career doing what I love. I'd also like to do a PhD on tiger conservation, become a yoga teacher and buy my dream farmhouse in Provence.

    • Liz: I do believe that education plays an enormous role in the encouragement and preservation of the inherent curiosity children have about the world, which essentially is what being a scientist is all about.

    • Liz: Nature inspires me. It reminds me that, aside from our daily lives, spectacular things are going on every day on this planet; it puts everything in perspective and teaches me to try to be a little more humble.

    • Liz: I do think I'm a bit of a nerd, but more of a science nerd than a techie nerd. I'm a biologist and a biochemist, so I'm still a nerd – just a different type of a nerd.

    • Liz: I enjoy flying. It's a little bit of escapism, where you cannot get access to your phone or contact anyone. I tuck in under my blanket and watch movie after movie. But I still get butterflies and a smile on my face when I land.

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