Pollyanna Woodward / Speaker Profile

Pollyanna Woodward

Pollyanna Woodward

Pollyanna Woodward joined the presenting team of Channel 5's The Gadget Show in 2010 along with the original 2004 hosts of Jason Bradbury, Suzi Perry and Jon Bentley. Otis Deley was also presenting, having joined the show in 2009. 

The show received a revamp in February 2012 and later that year the show was relaunched as the All New Gadget Show with only Pollyanna and Jason Bradbury remaining. However, Rachel Riley know for doing Countdown joined the team and John Bentley has also returned as the Gadget Show's main tester.

The youngest of 6 children, Pollyanna grew up in the Midlands and at 16 was offered a lucrative place at the Carlton Junior TV Workshop. After studying Performing Arts she went on to feature in shows such as Ghost Squad, Doctors and was even a driving stunt double in Eleventh Hour.

A trained singer, Pollyanna also got down to the last 13 on 'Popstars The Rivals', slimly missing out on being in the girl band Girls Aloud.

Pollyanna regularly appears as a guest on TalkSPORT , to review the latest gadgets and has written a Technology Column for How it Works magazine. She is also regularly asked to contribute her thoughts and advice for health and beauty features as well as being asked to review the latest apps and gadgets for numerous publications.

During her time presenting for The Gadget Show, Pollyanna has bungee jumped, sky dived, flown using a water powered jet pack, built and raced a drag car powered by power tool parts and competed virtually in the 24 hour endurance race Brit car 24, where herself and 2 other presenters took it in turns to race a gaming simulator for 24 hours straight during the real race!

Pollyanna also presents the massively popular Gadget Show Live events which this year will see 100,000 people coming through the doors at the Birmingham NEC.

With a diverse range of interests including dancing, golf, photography, the human mind & body, motorsport, beauty, food, travel and even wedding planning, Pollyanna is a very versatile and multi faceted presenter. She has a hugely inspiring outlook and loves to be challenged, her mantra is "life begins at the end of your comfort zone".

With over 4500 hours of live TV experience Pollyanna is an incredibly experienced presenter who is able to crossover into various styles of presenting. She has presented and hosted for red carpet junkets, large scale corporate events like The Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Chequered Flag Ball with Eddie Jordan and award ceremonies such as the prestigious Children's BAFTAs to name but a few.

When she gets a spare moment, Pollyanna can be found travelling the world watching her partner compete professionally on the European and PGA tour, not to mention continuing her love for all things extreme which has even included jumping off the stratosphere hotel in Vegas.


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