Katie Puckrik

Broadcaster, Writer, Performer

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Katie Puckrik is a broadcaster, writer, and performer – and with the global success of her popular YouTube channel and blog, Katie Puckrik Smells, a sought-after fragrance expert. Katie's snappy patter and irreverent interviews were a highlight of Channel 4's seminal pop culture hit, The Word. She went on to host and write The Sunday Show (BBC2), Pyjama Party (ITV), 4 Goes to Glastonbury (Channel 4), and many other TV and radio programmes. In the US, she created, executive produced, and hosted two series for Oxygen, Pajama Party and Who Needs Hollywood?, the latter winning a Gracie Award for Best Reality Series.

Additionally, Katie is a BBC 6 Music, Radio 2 and Radio 4 presenter, and writes on culture, entertainment, lifestyle, beauty and travel for a range of publications including The Guardian, Elle, and The Telegraph. Reviewers have called her memoir, Shooting From the Lip, “Gonzette journalism…an ammunition-packed bad girl’s guide to life.”

Born in Virginia, Katie began her career as a singer and dancer, including stints with DV8 Physical Theatre and the Michael Clark Company, and a tour around the world with the Pet Shop Boys. In 2011, she performed at the Los Angeles Film Festival in the opera by the iconic band Sparks, The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, recreating her role from the album of the same name.

Katie presents The Children of Pet Sounds on BBC 6 Music Sunday, May 15th at 1pm.