Bipolar UK Ambassador

Bipolar UK are today delighted to announce the appointment of multi award-winning TV and Radio Presenter, Leah Charles-King as an Ambassador for the charity. She will work with Bipolar UK harnessing her social media platform, presenting skills and providing mainstream media traction for bipolar disorder awareness.


Leah Charles-King has  over 30 years’ experience of media and the entertainment industry as a music artist, TV and radio presenter, producer, live host and public speaking. She is also the founder and public speaking coach at The Red Carpet Academy which teaches on-camera skills to spokespeople and influencers.

Her music career began in the 1990’s as one third of the girlband ‘Kleshay’ signed to Sony Music, and enjoyed two UK chart singles as well as a successful arena tour as supporting act for Lionel Richie.

In 2001 Leah began her presenting career as the first (and only to date) Black female continuity Presenter on CITV (Children's ITV) in its 40 year history.

Recognised and respected in the industry among her peers, Leah has worked across the UK, America and Europe. Leah’s credits also include: BBC, CITV, Disney Channel, C5, BET and Sky.

Known for her incredibly personable, engaging and witty style, Leah is an accomplished presenter who has racked up well over 100,000 hours of live, unscripted, non-autocued TV presenting experience, and has produced and presented programs transmitted in Europe, USA and Africa.

Leah enjoyed four years as Host and Producer of the flagship radio show, “Leah CK Drive Time” on The Beat London 103.6fm. The show swiftly became the station’s most listened to broadcast and won many coveted industry awards.

Leah and mental health advocacy

In 2019, Leah spoke publicly for the first time of her secret battle since being diagnosed with bipolar and generalised anxiety disorder seven years ago. 

Leah recently launched her own platform presenting and producing content on Mental health and well-being to normalise the conversation and end the stigma around mental illness. She’s since been featured on many podcasts and interviews openly discussing her mental health struggles. Leah recently filmed a report for the BBC’s ‘The One Show’ called “Bipolar and Me” which will be watched by an estimated 8.8 million viewers. The show will air this coming Friday 9th October at 7pm.