Joanna Page to Train as Animal Care Assistant for New BBC Two Series

Actress and presenter to spend summer working with Wildlife Aid.

Image Credit: Joanna Page (Twenty Six 03)
Image Credit: Joanna Page (Twenty Six 03)

Joanna Page is to spend her summer training to become an Animal Care Assistant (ACA) for a new BBC Two series.

The actress and presenter, known for her roles in Gavin & Stacey and Love Actually, will team up with Wildlife Aid, one of the UK’s leading wildlife hospitals, for the 15-part series.

Page, who has previously expressed her passion for animal welfare, will start at the very beginning, learning the basics of animal care, with the hope of progressing to more complex tasks such as animal triage and rescue.

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“Wildlife is severely on the decline, and its important to me to raise awareness that wildlife preservation is necessary for our planet to survive.” – Joanna.

The series, currently titled Joanna Page’s Wild Life, will also see Page working to create wildlife habitats in her own garden and will feature her entire family.

Speaking about the series, Page also added: “I’m excited to take fans on my journey to qualifying to be able to work with wildlife and hopefully I can inspire others.”

Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak Commissioning, added: “This new series is perfect for the whole family to sit down and enjoy together. We’re excited to show viewers a different side to such a well-loved face, and as we see how Joanna gets on with her training, look forward to discovering more about Britain’s wildlife, and the work so many people do to protect it.”

“Joanna Page’s Wild Life” (w/t) has been commissioned for BBC Two by Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak. Helen Munson serves as the Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime. The series will be filmed in Surrey and produced by the North East-based company Twenty Six 03, with Duncan Gray and Antonia Hurford-Jones as Executive Producers. Viewers can expect to see the program on BBC Two in 2025.

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Image Credit: Joanna Page (Twenty Six 03)

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