TV favourite Keeley’s crimefighting role in Leeds

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She’s best known as a weather presenter on the BBC’s Look North programme.

But now even bigger things could be on the horizon for Keeley Donovan after she landed her first national TV job.

She is co-hosting Break-In Britain – The Crackdown, a 15-part series which starts today on BBC One.

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Strongly focused on Leeds, the show sees her teaming up with West Yorkshire Police to offer practical advice and support to people who have been burgled.

Keeley even gets to wield a power drill and indulge in a spot of DIY as she helps victims take steps to prevent their homes being targeted in the future.

Today she spoke of her delight at her national break – but also assured fans that she has no intention of relinquishing her weather duties on Look North.

Keeley, who comes from Grimsby but now lives in Leeds, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “I love my job, I love doing the weather, I love the science behind it all but to get to do something nationally is exciting as well.

“It was nice for me to go out and meet people while filming the programme, although it was obviously at an upsetting time for them.

“Some didn’t want to stay in their homes anymore but by the end of the process they were feeling more comfortable.

“Some of the victims said just having a TV crew around made a horrible experience into something a little less unpleasant.”

Break-In Britain – The Crackdown is on BBC One at 11.45am today. It will run on weekday mornings until September 25.

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