TV presenter (Escape To The Country, Countryfile)
Jules Hudson is perhaps best known as the leading face on the BBC's hit property series, Escape to the Country, which he joined in 2007. His passion for the countryside has also been taken up by the BBC's flagship rural affairs show Countryfile.
His enthusiastic, adaptable and hands on approach allows him to cover a wide range of subjects from science and history to wildlife and current affairs. Jules's interest in historic buildings and design underpins the BBC's renovation series, Britain's Empty Homes which broadcast its second series in spring 2011, whilst his lifelong passion for military history came to the fore in BBC1's recent hit Dig 1940. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of 1940, this three part series provided Jules with his first solo primetime break, and was a ratings winner.
Spring 2012 saw Jules team up with fellow Countryfile presenter John Craven as they embarked on an ambitious fifteen part series exploring the challenges facing our heritage, Britain's Heritage Heros whilst listeners to Radio 4's Open Country can hear Jules make his broadcast debut as the most recent recruit to this long running and popular countryside magazine show.
In addition to presenting and broadcasting, Jules Hudson is also an engaging writer, with regular contributions to Countryfile Magazine, and most recently Homes and Gardens.
Jules began his professional life as a field Archaeologist, and has travelled and worked in some of the most demanding countries across the world. His TV career began in 1996, working in production. Over the years that followed he worked behind the camera on a wide range of programming from C4's Time Team, to BBC2's Horizon and numerous military history series alongside Prof. Richard Holmes. Jules developed and presented the living history series Revival for ITV, which gained him an RTS nomination in 2005. The Peoples' Museum, for BBC Daytime, gave him his first network break in 2006.
Jules Hudson's experience and expertise across history, rural affairs and property, combined with his warm and engaging style have established him as a versatile and popular presenter. He lives in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains in Mid-Wales, his own 'Escape to the Country', in a house which he renovated 15 years ago. He loves to travel, to garden and to rescue old furniture.
In addition to his work on TV, Jules Hudson is also increasingly sought after for corporate award ceremonies and other commercial events, to which he brings his hallmark sense of fun and engagement to an ever widening audience.