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Katie Thistleton

The lovely Katie heads up Radio 1’s Life Hack with Cel Spellman offering advice, guidance and support to young people on a range of issues. Katie has been a familiar face on a number of BBC and CBBC programmes since 2013. She is an advocate of getting young people into reading & the presenter of The CBBC Book Club, where she has interviewed authors such Jacqueline Wilson, David Baddiel and Cressida Cowell to name a few. Katie is currently writing her own debut book 'Dear Katie: Advice on the tough stuff from someone who gets it' which will be explored at Camp Bestival 2018! Prior to becoming a TV presenter, Katie worked for a variety of local and community radio stations, and in various roles across the BBC for Radio 4, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC Radio 1. She’s also an avid writer and reader and campaigns for getting young people to read and write. Katie is passionate about raising mental health awareness, and is an ambassador for the charity Mind and for children's mental health charity Place2be alongside the Duchess of Cambridge.