Reporting on all-things rural, Countryfile is a staple TV show for many in the UK. It’s time to get acquainted with one of the show’s presenters, Joe Crowley.
For over 30 years, the BBC’s Countryfile has been bringing us the latest on environmental issues and countryside news. Familiar faces have graced the show over the years from Matt Baker to John Craven, Anita Rani to Michaela Strachan.
Nowadays there are some new presenters on the BBC show, such as Joe Crowley. So, where else have viewers seen him?
Countryfile: Who is Joe Crowley?
Joe Crowley is 38 years old and grew up in Norwich, Norfolk. Viewers now recognise Joe for appearing on Countryfile, however, he’s had a career prior to the BBC show.
Joe’s qualifications are pretty impressive. He graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in history. He also has a post-graduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism from City University, London.
During his professional career, Joe’s work has seen him nominated as Young Journalist of the Year at the National RTS awards as well as Regional TV Personality of the Year at the RTS Southern Awards.
He has also presented other TV shows in his time such as Inside Out, Country Tracks, Britain’s Empty Homes, Holiday Hit Squad, The One Show and more. Joe joined Countryfile in 2015.
Joe’s family life
TV presenter Joe has clearly managed to garner himself a successful career. But, as well as having a busy work life, he’s also a father of one.
Joe is a supporter of the Anthony Nolan Trust, a charity for those with blood cancer. Sadly, Joe’s father passed away when he was 15 years old due to blood cancer. In 2014 he ran the London Marathon in support of the cause. Today, Joe has a son of his own, Alfie. He often takes to Instagram (@joecrowleytv) to share snaps of himself and Alfie, however, little is known about his private life or a potential partner.
What else do we know about the Countryfile presenter?
Besides being a great BBC presenter, Joe has even more talents. According to Countryfile Live.com, he can play the piano and the violin. He’s also said to love the theatre which he can be seen attending via Twitter in 2020. Joe is a “keen footballer, scuba diver and fisherman”, too!
Since joining Countryfile in 2015, Joe has filmed all over the UK, including Cumbria, Hampshire, Wales and more. However, as reported by The Express, it’s not all been rosy on the show as he did find out during filming that he’s actually allergic to some animals! When asked what the most difficult part of his job was, Joe answered: “Probably my newfound allergies… I’m sneezing left, right and centre around horses and cats!”.