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Samantha Renke

Samantha Renke is an actress, presenter, speaker, writer and disability rights campaigner who was listed in the Top 10 of The Shaw Trust Power 100 of 2020 – a list of the UK’s most influential disabled people.

Her credits include Loose Women (ITV), Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (BBC Two), Sunday Morning Live (BBC One), Jeremy Vine on 5 (Channel 5), How To Beat Ageing (Channel 4), Rip Off Britain (BBC One), Good Morning Britain (ITV), How To Spend It Well At Christmas (ITV), The Disability Paradox (BBC Four), Front Row (BBC Radio 4) and Badass Women’s Hour (talkRADIO). She has also been interviewed on ITV News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, Sky News and BBC Radio 5 Live.

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 and has collaborated with brands such as Amazon Prime Video.

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

Samantha is an ambassador for Scope and a patron of Head2Head Theatre. She was also named in The Shaw Trust’s Power 100 lists of 2018 and 2019 as well as being nominated as Campaigner of the Year at the 2019 European Diversity Awards and Celebrity of the Year at the National Diversity Awards 2020. 

Television & Radio credits

How To Beat Ageing Channel 4
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip BBC Two
Sunday Morning Live BBC One
Rip Off Britain BBC One
Victoria Derbyshire BBC Two
The Disability Paradox BBC Four
Loose Women ITV
Good Morning Britain ITV
How To Spend It Well At Christmas ITV
Jeremy Vine on 5 Channel 5
Drivetime with Eamonn Holmes talkRADIO
The Matthew Wright Show talkRADIO
Badass Women's Hour talkRADIO
Front Row BBC Radio 4
No Triumph, No Tragedy BBC Radio 4
The Nihal Arthanayake Show BBC Radio 5 Live
5 Live Breakfast BBC Radio 5 Live