Monty Halls

Monty is an adventurer, biologist, and travel writer with many years' experience of making films and leading teams in some of the most remote environments on earth.

Although Monty has been presenting television series since 2000, he is perhaps best known for his three consecutive series of Great Escapes which ran on BBC2 from 2009 to 2011. This saw him living in remote communities on the west coast of Scotland and Ireland, and achieved viewing figures of up to 2.7 million. He also presented BBC2's blue chip series on the Great Barrier Reef in 2012, the same year that he worked as a Cornish fisherman for eight months for the six part series "The Fisherman's Apprentice with Monty Halls". He has fronted series for Channel 5, Channel 4, the History Channel and National Geographic. His most recent production is "Lost Worlds" for Discovery, which will air in 2015.

Monty is an ex-Royal Marines Officer who left to pursue a career in expeditions, travel journalism and biology. He has a First Class Honours Degree in Marine Biology. He has led four expeditions to Southern Africa, three to Malawi in order to explore the ecosystem of the lake and investigate poaching activity on the Nyika Plateau, and one to South Africa to dive looking for evidence of prehistoric settlements in cave systems off the Cape. He was awarded the Bish Medal for his discovery of a sunken city off the coast of India during which he headed up a multinational team.

He set up his own expedition company completing four circumnavigations of the globe over four years seeking out the greatest encounters in the ocean. As a result, he was asked to compete in the flagship Channel 4 show "Superhumans" which he won. He was immediately asked to present further series for Channel 4, National Geographic, the History Channel, Channel 5, and the BBC.

He has written seven books, and is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate by Plymouth University in 2010.

His website is www.montyhalls.co.uk

He tweets as @MontyHalls

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