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Samantha Renke

Samantha Renke is an actress, presenter, speaker, writer and disability rights campaigner.

Her credits include Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC Two), Sunday Morning Live (BBC One), Rip Off Britain (BBC One), Victoria Derbyshire (BBC Two), Loose Women (ITV), Good Morning Britain (ITV), Jeremy Vine on 5 (Channel 5), The Matthew Wright Show (talkRADIO), Badass Women’s Hour (talkRADIO) and Drivetime with Eamonn Holmes (talkRADIO). She has also been interviewed on ITV News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, Sky News, BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4.

Samantha is a columnist for the Metro as well as having written for The Huffington Post and PosAbility magazine. She also featured in the highly successful series of adverts for Maltesers based on real-life experiences of disabled people.

She is an experienced speaker having spoken at events for companies and organisations such as the National Education Union, Viacom, Houses of Parliament and the British Red Cross.

Samantha is an ambassador for Scope and a patron of Head2Head Theatre. She was named in The Shaw Trust’s Power 100 list of 2019 of the UK’s most influential disabled people as well as being nominated as Campaigner of the Year in the 2019 European Diversity Awards.

Television & Radio credits

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip BBC Two
Sunday Morning Live BBC One
Rip Off Britain BBC One
Victoria Derbyshire BBC Two
Loose Women ITV
Good Morning Britain ITV
Jeremy Vine on 5 Channel 5
Drivetime with Eamonn Holmes talkRADIO
The Matthew Wright Show talkRADIO
Badass Women's Hour talkRADIO
No Triumph, No Tragedy BBC Radio 4
The Nihal Arthanayake Show BBC Radio 5 Live
5 Live Breakfast BBC Radio 5 Live