Bonnie made her television debut at the tender age of six on Opportunity Knocks for Thames Television and over the next three years she made regular appearances on Junior Showtime (Yorkshire Television). Bonnie played Violet Elizabeth Bott in the London Weekend Television adaptation of Richmal Crompton’s Just William alongside Diana Dors. After that, came The Lena and Bonnie Show, an Easter Sunday special with her friend Lena Zavaroni for LWT.
In 1983, Bonnie co-starred with Wayne Sleep in two seasons of the Award winning Hot Shoe Show for BBC1. She has made numerous appearances on galas, chat shows and game shows as well as three Royal Variety Performances and many Royal celebrations. She presented The Saturday Starship for Central TV, a live Saturday morning children’s show, for 26 weeks and another for TVAM. Bonnie is well known for playing The Doctor’s 22nd assistant, Melanie Bush in BBC TV’s Doctor Who. She has also been the subject of This is your Life.
Other appearances include Showstoppers (BBC), Noel Coward’s Tonight At 8.30 (BBC), Esther (BBC), Mirrorball (BBC), Baby Ballroom:The Championship (ITV), Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away (ITV), The Catherine Tate Show (BBC), Hotel Babylon (BBC), Agatha Christie’s Marple (ITV), and The Spa (Sky TV).
In 2006, Bonnie learned to ice skate in front of millions on series one of Torvill and Dean’s Dancing on Ice (ITV). She returned for Dancing On Ice: Champion Of Champions the following year and is now back on the ice after 7 years to participate in the final series in 2014.
Bonnie has recently returned to our screens in EastEnders. Bonnie joined Albert Square in June this year, as Kush’s overprotective mother, Carmel Kazemi.