BAILEYS Women's Prize for Fiction

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Katie Derham is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters and a cornerstone of cultural arts at the BBC.  As the face of the BBC Proms, Katie has been presenting the main coverage of the musical extravaganza for the past six years, alongside her regular BBC Radio 3 show, Afternoons On 3.

In September 2015 her professional life took a different, and decidedly glittery, direction when she took part in Strictly Come Dancing, reaching the final with partner Anton du Beke. Hugely passionate about music Katie has always enjoyed getting stuck in, turning her hand to conducting as part of the BBC reality series Maestro and relearning the violin after 20 years for First Love on Sky Arts. Her love of music came into play once more this year as she presented All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge for the BBC.