Television Appearances and Presenting
Heather starts her career in Television in 1989
Heather has appeared as TV presenter and guest on numerous television programs to educate on numerous subjects and raise awareness of the charities she has supported throughout her career. To name a few:
Parkinson, Stars in Their Lives, Celebrity-Who wants to be a Millionaire,Barrymore, Good Morning TV, Tonight with Trevor MacDonald, BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Sky TV, Channel 4 , HardTalk.
Chill out with Heather: Heather's first TV presenting show after her accident.
Summer Holiday: Heather co-wrote and presented her segments of the show.
Travelogue: As part of the Travelogue series, Heather co-wrote and presented an award winning documentary to promote tourism after the devastating effects of the war in Croatia.
Wish you were here: Heather co-wrote and presented many episodes during this long running series.
The General: A live, 24hr real life hospital documentary. Heather became an integral part of the hospital team, following the daily activities of an Accident & Emergency department.
1st Say: Heather was the BBC Senior producer, researcher, script writer, director and presenter of this current affairs inaugural digital TV programme, the flagship commission show for the BBC's digital channel.
That’s Esther: Heather became a presenter for this popular reality TV show. The show committed to influencing a positive change in people’s attitudes and life.
Larry King Live:
Heather, on request by Larry King, guest hosted his show on CNN. Heather’s first interview was with the incredible Paul Newman. She then went on to interview, Alec Baldwin on animal cruelty, and to host the live coverage of the UK's Royal Wedding of Charles and Camilla.
"Heather was a smart,charming and gracious guest host. She was very well prepared. I have no doubt! I would love her to be my resident host."
Dancing with the Stars:
USA Television Ballroom Dancing contest, Heather performed as a contestant on the hit series Dancing with the Stars along side her dance partner Jonathan Roberts.
Her performances on the show were deemed an inspiration by many viewers, as it helped prove that people with disabilities could not only take part in the complex dance routines like the Samba, Mambo, Foxtrot and Paso Doble but actually compete at the same level as the show's able-bodied contestants.
After Heather's inspiring appearance on Dancing with the Stars, amputees from all over the world applied and succeeded to become an integral part of their countries show.
Dancing on Ice:
British television show presented by Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley, in which celebrities and their professional partners figure skate in front of a panel of judges. Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, said Heather was an inspiration and a dream to work with, totally committed, fun and professional, she even brought coffee in for everyone each day. Heather was the first ever amputee, and along with dance partner Matt Evers competed against many other celebrities.
Heather googled amputee ice skaters and found zero results. However on further investigation Heather found an Australian called Elizabeth Cain an ex Olympic able bodied competitor, who had unfortunately lost her lower limb in a boating accident. After Heather contacted Elizabeth she told Heather that dancing on ice was impossible.
Incredibly, after Heathers attempts on Dancing on Ice, Elizabeth has now renewed belief and has started to try and figure skate again.
Heather competed in the daredevil reality TV Alpine Winter Sports show on Channel 4, where Celebrities take on some of the most challenging and dangerous winter sports.
Other TV appearances
Heather supported and appeared in the National Blood Service 'Give Blood' TV advert campaign. Regularly appeared on GMTV, This Morning to give advice and campaign on behalf of her numerous charities and even cooked up a vegan storm on This Morning.