8 April 1968
Ilford, Essex, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Toby Baxendale (2006-2009) (divorced)|
Powell began her career in 1986 presenting the BBC2 music programme No Limits and then moved to Saturday morning television for children, first co-presenting UP2U for BBC1 during the summers of 1988 and 1989, ITV's Ghost Train and then Gimme 5, again on ITV. She was also a presenter of Top of the Pops in 1989. In the mid-1990s, she became the hostess on ITV's version of Wheel of Fortune.
More recently, she has presented Soap Fever, Live Talk, Getaway and Our House for UKTV Style. She tried to make it as a stand-up comedienne in Granada Television's Stand Up Jenny, and was a regular on ITV's Loose Women. In 2005, she was one of the competitors in the ITV reality TV show Celebrity Wrestling, competing under the name The Avenger.
In 1997 she appeared on Channel 4's Brass Eye, a satirical spoof documentary show produced by Chris Morris. She talked earnestly about the perils of 'heavy electricity' and warned that the South of England could be catapulted towards Finland if people did not bang on wires with hammers.
Powell has remained on television since 2000. She was a presenter on BBC One's To Buy or Not to Buy, and presented on ITV's Bingo Night Live in June 2008. From 23 March 2009, she presented a quiz show, Wordplay on Five in the old Going for Gold slots. In summer 2010, Powell was a contestant on Channel 4's Celebrity Come Dine with Me and BBC One's Celebrity Masterchef. In 2012 and 2013, she appeared in two episodes of Lemon La Vida Loca.
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