Grace Webb is a fresh new talent in television presenting. Her friendly and engaging style appeals to all ages and has given her an explosive start to her career. Raised in the Lincolnshire countryside, Grace quickly developed a love for the outdoors and would often be found exploring in her father’s engineering workshop. From a family of motorsports enthusiasts and as the granddaughter of Donington Park’s Race Circuit founder Tom Wheatcroft, Grace’s enthusiasm for adrenaline-fuelled sports doesn’t come as a surprise. Having ridden her motorbike around most of the major UK race tracks, Grace is also often seen out in four wheels and enjoys many other adrenaline-fuelled activities such as go-karting, snowboarding and aerial dance.
Grace’s love of motorsport led to her first television appearance as an interviewer on ‘Motors TV’ for popular motorcycle championship ‘Thundersport GB’. She would open the show and chat to competitors before and after races, which would then be broadcast on freeview TV and online. Grace took brilliantly to the role and went on to present and interview on the show for two years.
Whilst Grace was filming for Motors TV, she also studied for a degree in Primary Education. Her passion for inspiring and motivating young minds, led Grace to be a classroom teacher for four and a half years before taking a promotion to Assistant Headteacher for a further year and a half.
Grace’s work in education teamed with her love of motorsport made her the perfect candidate to present on the ‘Amazing Machines’ series for Cbeebies. ‘Grace’s Amazing Machines’ aired in autumn 2019 and sees Grace introduce pre-school audiences to some of the biggest, fastest and most amazing machines in the world. Grace’s natural and enthusiastic style has made the show very popular with both children and parents in its debut on the BBC and another series is set to air in autumn 2020.
Later in Spring 2020, Grace appeared as an educator on the highly anticipated ‘BBC Bitesize Daily’, the corporation’s biggest ever education programme, shown on red button and BBC Iplayer. Grace featured as the core subject educator in the Primary programme’s launch week. As a familiar face to younger children and her experience as a teacher, she was very welcomed by the audience and has had positive praise for her work.
Grace is known for her love of adventure, learning and taking on a challenge. A passionate motorsport enthusiast, she is one to watch in the world of sports and factual programming.