Former FHM cover girl Konnie Huq has had an interesting career. Since the 35-year-old came to our attention while presenting revered BBC children’s magazine show Blue Peter, we’ve seen her present plane racing and now she’s landed the gig of gig with the back stage reporters gig for The X Factor. The premiere show of the new series aired on Saturday to several billion viewers and Huq was there capturing the whole thing. The former children’s TV presenter spent a long while at Blue Peter leaping off things and building stuff from cardboard, but now she’s grown up and to prove it she’s shot a steamy photo shoot for weekly magazine Look. She sprawls on the bed and discusses her secret engagement to FHM’s favourite acerbic TV columnist Charlie Brooker.
People were surprised when the pair were outed, but Huq maintains they’re not as different as you think. “We've known each other for years. We met at the Edinburgh Festival and always got on well. We're constantly laughing, that's the brilliant thing about our relationship, it's so much fun.I've got more of an evil sense of humour than people realise and although Charlie's job is to be critical he's more of a softie than you'd think.”