WATCH! CBBC's Steve Backshall Deadly 60 clips and interview!


Watch Steve wander into a hippo's territory!


NG Kids chats with Deadly 60's Steve Backshall, to learn all about his encounters with some of the world’s most dangerous animals...

 

NG Kids Hi Steve, what's the most amazing animal you've encountered?
Steve
 Hi NG Kids! There have been too many to pick just one, but one of the most remarkable creatures was a Humboldt squid, which we filmed for Deadly 6. It was larger than me and nearly sucked a chunk out of my head!

 

NG Kids Which is the most dangerous animal you have filmed?
Steve Wild animals are generally not dangerous to people unless they do something to threaten them. In Deadly 60 we look at their danger to other animals and the phenomenal abilities they show when they’re hunting prey. For instance, I just got back from filming thresher sharks in the Philippines – they have a tail that’s twice as long as their body which they use for thrashing and herding their prey. Yikes!


NG Kids Do you ever get scared when you’re filming extreme creatures?
Steve Yes, sometimes, but not of the animals you’d probably expect. I do a lot of work with venomous snakes and spiders and so those critters don’t scare me because I understand them very well. Whereas, large mammals like big bull elephants are about as frightening as animal encounters get!

 

NG Kids Has anything ever gone wrong while you were filming your show?
Steve Things go wrong all the time as you can’t predict how an animal is going to behave. But, luckily, I have a really good team around me and we all make sure we take care of each other.



Steve gets close with a venon-spitting cobra snake!


NG Kids Can you tell us about one scary moment that stands out in your mind?

Steve Sure, one day I was filming humpback whales in a sea kayak in Alaska. All of a sudden a pod of the whales came to the surface to gulp down mouthfuls of herring and very nearly swallowed me and my kayak as well! 

 

NG Kids What creature would you like to film that you haven’t had the chance to yet? 

Steve Oh there are thousands of creatures that I’ve still got to tick off my list. I’d love to film a blue whale, leopard seals in Antarctica, and get a really good sequence of wild wolves to put on my show, too!



Steve has a hairy moment when he handles this venomous centipede! 


NG Kids Where is your favourite place to film animals? 

Steve I love working in tropical rainforests because there are animals all around you and all you have to do is lift up a log and you’ll find something exciting! I also love visiting the Himalayan Mountains because they are so beautiful. 

 

NG Kids How can NG Kids readers get an exciting wildlife job like yours?

Steve You’ll need to work really hard at school and pay special attention in Science classes. In your spare time, learn as much as you possibly can about animals and the environment. Most importantly, never give up on your dreams!

 

Check out the Deadly 60 website to find out more, watch episodes on iPlayer and play Deadly 60 games!


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watch deadly 60 neally every morning
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I AM YOUR BIGGEST FAN! I HAVE SEEN YOUR ENTIRE ENCOUNTER WITH THE VENOM -SPITTING COBRA ON TV AND I LOVED IT!
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Tom
To Steve Backshall I love the title of the show.I wish I could have that title. I am your biggest fan!!!
spino
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Kk4
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Tavis
Dear steav I gowin to be just like you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. And this might sound weard to you that I am aredy bilding up a film croo. I am yuor bigest fane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tavis
I think that the films are very good
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I realy like it when I find facts about things.It tells me about lots of facts.
nelma
wow steve i would never be like you!!!
Break-free
That is so nerve racking! Even though I'm 11 I'm still scared of that.
Cora
WOW! i love watching this!
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Hi hi hi Your cool
Tomcat
I'm doing an English project on my favourite celebrity I chose you
fluffy
i am learning about plants and animals and we have to resherch a famous natruelist so i chose you!!
Tomcat
Amazing I love Deadly 60 + and I've met Steve.
Amelia78
I love Deadly 60 so thank you for the interwiews and stuff.
Ergis
I love Deadly 60 and some of the creatures they are fantastic thank you for the show.
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I love deadly 60
kaye
cool very very very very cool!!!!!!!!
Rory
my fav is a green anoconda becuse of the lenth
Iggyuana
WOW! I have to write a report about you for my homework and now I know what to write about
emily
i could never be like you your amazing steven!!
emily
wow i could never be like you steven
Sam
Me and my dad are like your biggest FANS
Maddison101
Dear Steve, my favourite animal is a snake and yours is a wolf, my dream is to see you in real life and be like you so I can be one with wildlife can you give me advise to be like you. So by the way I'm your BIGGEST FAN IN THE UNIVERSE I would do anything to meet you. I have seen all of your shows of deadly 60 so far! I want to see you face to face from Maddy your biggest fan
komodo
you are the best!
Chloe-fright
Really liked thee hippo show, it was scary
Vikkash
Hi Steve I am your your biggest fan !
Alice
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steve you are so brave! I don't think I would ever do what you did! :-D
NG KID
Hey Steve what type of job did you get to be on deadly 60
A Tyrannosaurus’ teeth were the size of bananas!

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