STRICTLY Come Dancing winner and wildlife cameraman Hamza Yassin is set to appear at Chester Zoo for a special event entitled My life behind the lens.

Having travelled around the world as nature photographer, the CBeebies, Animal Park and Countryfile presenter will be sharing his experiences and examples of his brilliant work with visitors on February 21, 2023.

The show will form a part of the zoo's Wild Science Safari, which is due to run from February 18 until March 5 and will showcase the incredible science-based skills that help conservationists prevent the extinction of vulnerable species.


Nicola Buckley, conservation education and engagement manager at Chester Zoo, said: "We’re unbelievably excited to welcome Hamza to Chester Zoo for this family-friendly event over February half term. Hamza has had an incredible journey as a zoologist and wildlife cameraman, so shining a spotlight on his contribution towards connecting people and wildlife is something not to be missed!

"Before his rise to stardom as a Strictly Come Dancing winner, he was most well known as Ranger Hamza on CBeebies, and presenting wildlife shows such as Animal Park and Countryfile. We hope that his appearance at Chester Zoo will appeal to budding conservationists, eager to learn more about the natural world.

"Separately, the trail across five ‘wonder labs’ around the zoo tells the story of how animals like Asian elephants, Javan green magpies, giant anteaters and sun bears have science at the heart of preventing their extinction, right here at the zoo."