Who Is CBBC Katie Thistleton? Details On Engaged & Partner

By Sachindra Karki | Updated On: 10 Dec, 2019
Who Is CBBC Katie Thistleton? Details On Engaged & Partner

TV host, journalist, and author, Katie Thistleton is recognized for her work with the 'CBBC' channel and 'BBC Radio 1'; she had started working with the networks' programs since 2013. Alongside her successful hosting career, she was also chosen to judge the ‘Blue Peter Book Awards’ in 2014. 

Besides TV career, Katie is actively involved in raising awareness about mental health; she is an ambassador for the charity Mind and children’s mental health charity ‘Place2be’ alongside the Duchess of Cambridge.

Who Is CBBC Katie Thistleton? CBBC Career

Katie is best known as the presenter of the 'CBBC' Book Club where she interviews authors. She has already interviewed leading authors such as David Baddiel, Cressida Cowell, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeff Kinney, and Holly Smale. 

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Likewise, she has also appeared and co-hosted 'CBBC' shows like Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up, Blue Peter, Jedward’s Big Adventure and The Dog Ate My Homework. 

Later, in March 2019 Katie announced about leaving 'CBBC' to focus on new projects. Her last day on the show was on 29 March 2019.

BBC Radio 1

Katie has been involved with the 'BBC' and CBBC channel since 2013 and it has led her career to the pathway of success. In August 2017, she started doing shows for 'BBC Radio 1' as the part of next-generation on-air talent alongside recruits like Jordan North, Yasser, and Abbie McCarthy to present two shows.

Engaged With Partner?

Katie got engaged to her long-term boyfriend Alex Harris on her 30th birthday in May 2019.

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Her partner, who has made her believe in soul-mates, got down on his one knee during the party and asked her to marry him; to which she responded with a big Yes!."


Katie Thistleton engaged to her boyfriend Alex Harris in May 2019 (Source: Katie’s Instagram)

Furthermore, Katie's father Stephen Thistleton and mother, as well as her Alex's family, seem to be quite happy with the couple's relationship.

Talking about their love initiation, the couple started dating back in 2014—they celebrated two years of their love-filled journey on 14 September 2016.

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Katie was born on 13 May 1989 in Machester, England. She attended Salford University and graduated with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Later, she also got qualified as an NCTJ certified journalist.

Some Facts About Katie:

  • The creative writer has also campaigned for getting young people to read and write.
  • Katie also joined Dr. Radha on Radi 1’s Wednesday evening show The Surgery in 2017; a show which offered guidance, advice, and support to the young audiences with issues.
  • She published her first book Dear Katie: Real advice on real-life problems with expert tips in February 2018.
  • Katie's fiancé Alex Harris celebrates his birthday on 4th December.