Award Winning Animal Rights Campaigner, Junk to Funk Crafter, Writer and Public Speaker

For enquires please contact Louise Walker [email protected]

TV Presenter & Producer

About Me

Hello, and thank you for dropping by my new website. I purchased the domain name years ago, but after a life-changing 2021 – battling Covid and now Long Covid – I finally found myself with plenty of time to get it up and running! So, here it is, and to kick it off here is a little bit About Me…

I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a long and varied career in radio and television, and even luckier to combine my passion for animal welfare with the job of presenting Absolutely Animals and Pet Rescue for Channel 4, and most recently Brits Rescue Romanian Dogs for Together TV. I have been vegan for almost 30 years and am proud to be a Patron of some fabulous animal charities. More about my life working and filming with animals, and rescuing plenty of them, is on the website!

I’m married to actor Gary Webster who is best known for his TV roles in Minder, Eastenders, The Bill and Family Affairs. We met in Panto (Gary was Robin Hood and I was Maid Marion!) and we live in West London with our two sons, Jack, and Freddie. We share our home with our beloved Paws2Rescue dog, Newt.

I was born and bred in The Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire) and I visit as often as I can in order to spend time with mum and dad along with other family and friends. Coming from a city so rich in creativity I have always had a love of ceramics, arts and crafts and again have been lucky to combine that interest with work, namely producing and presenting the TV series Crafty Beggars for TLC and Together TV, presenting shows for Create & Craft TV, and working with the amazing people at International Craft & Hobby Fairs.

I am the youngest of three sisters, but sadly an idyllic childhood came to an abrupt end when our ‘middle sister’ (Ruth) died. She was 15 and I was 11. Childhood traumas certainly shape your life and losing Ruth together with being in an abusive relationship whilst still at school most certainly shaped mine! Crumbs, all these years later and I’m only just coming to terms with those events. Suffice to say it’s taken a lot of medication and a lot of counselling, and on this site, you’ll find further explanations as to why I’m so passionate about the subjects of mental health and domestic violence.

To keep in touch, connect with me on Twitter and Facebook or if you have a work-related enquiry please contact Louise Walker at [email protected]

Favourites

Films

Aliens (Director’s Cut)

Carry on Camping!

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

 

Food

Chips and Parsley Sauce

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Mashed Potato with Gravy & Mint Sauce

 

Books

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

The Silver Castle by Clive James

Papillon by Henri Charriere

 

Music

The Jam

Talking Heads

The Eagles

Television

Dad’s Army

My 600lb Life

American Horror Story

 

Hobbies

Artistic Recycling (turning junk into funk!)

Mudlarking 

Fossil Hunting

Finally, my grateful thanks to Lisa Marie Olson for her expertise and support in project managing this website. 

Lisa Marie Olson – [email protected]