Presenter | Stuntman | Soldier | Diver | Climber | Skydiver | Academic
Andy Torbet is an extreme adventure sportsman and explorer, stuntman, film-maker and presenter often utilising his high levels skills as a deep and cave diver, freediver, skydiver and outdoorsman.
To date he has presented on 18 television series for BBC1, BBC2, Children’s BBC, Discovery US and History, written hundreds of articles for magazines like FHM, Men’s Fitness, ScubaDiver, Climber and Skydive and newspapers including The Mail on Sunday and The Telegraph as well as one book- ‘Extreme Adventures’ and performed stunts on movies including James Bond ‘No Time To Die’.
Andy has co-developed and presented a new CBBC series, Beyond Bionic which aired in February 2018. The series was high octane and fast moving, as it saw Andy attempt to match, if not beat, the super-powers of animals using engineering and ingenuity
In primetime, most recently Andy co-presented Titanic's Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster with Kate Humble for BBC One, and landmark series Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney for BBC Two. He’s a regular on The One Show and Coast.
Since 2020, Andy has also been a key part of the hugely successful Fully Charged, a YouTube channel focusing on electric vehicles and renewable energy.
Andy spent 10 years in the British Forces as a Diver, Paratrooper and Bomb Disposal Officer. During his time he commanded the Army’s Underwater and Airborne Bomb Disposal Teams as well as the High Risk Search Team of the Maritime Counter Terrorism Unit and deployed on operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Andy is an accomplished and respected underwater explorer with a high level of skill and experience in deep, technical and cave diving which has taken him all over the globe. Using everything from the latest technology in mixed gases and rebreather to old fashioned SCUBA he has mapped new submerged cave systems, discovered a number of lost shipwrecks from WW2 merchant-mans in the cold, dark water of the English Channel to 18th Century warships off uninhabited islands in Southern Patagonia. There is no environment more hostile and inhospitable to human life on Earth than underwater and only a few elite divers in the world can operate in the huge cave systems and extreme depths Andy explores.