Pollyanna Woodward

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Pollyanna Woodward
Born (1982-06-11) June 11, 1982 (age 32)[1][2]
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, UK[1][2]
Occupation Television presenter[1]
Years active 2002-present
Known for The Gadget Show[3]
Notable work(s) Finalist, Miss England[4]
Popstars: The Rivals[1][5]
Spouse(s) Lee Clark (m. 2008-2011)[5]
Partner(s) Paul Casey (2011-present; engaged)[6]
Website
Official website

Pollyanna Woodward (born 11 June 1982)[2] is an English television presenter, best known for being a co-presenter on Channel 5's The Gadget Show.[3]

Career[edit]

The youngest of six children,[1] aged 16 she was offered a place at the Carlton Television Junior Workshop in Nottingham. She then studied performing arts to gain an HND, training as a singer, actress and presenter.[1] After being named Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest in 2001,[7][8] she was a finalist in the Miss England beauty competition.[4]

After graduation, she featured in television shows including Ghost Squad and Doctors, and performed as a stunt-double in Eleventh Hour. She also competed in Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, sharing a room with Sarah Harding,[5] getting down to the last 13 female competitors.[1][9]

Transferring to television presenting, after a period on QVC, from 2008-2011 she was the "Booth Girl" on The Wright Stuff, and motorsport presentation for the British Touring Car Championship and British Superbike Championship.[1] Specialising in technology, she is a columnist for How It Works magazine, and was a technology correspondent on TalkSPORT. She joined Techworld.tv in December 2009, before joining the The Gadget Show in November 2010.[2][3][4][5][10] She left The Gadget Show after the Autumn 2013 series.[11] She also writes on technology for various newspapers and magazines,[12] as well as corporate presentation.

In January 2014 she was a contestant in series 2 of celebrity television diving show Splash!.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Previously married from 2008-2011 to QVC presenter Lee Clark,[5][14] she met golfer Paul Casey whilst co-presenting the Formula 1 Chequered Flag Ball with Eddie Jordan at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.[6] The couple got engaged during the Christmas 2013/New Year 2014 period.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "About". pollyannawoodward.com. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Polyanna Woodward". FHM. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  3. ^ a b c "Pollyanna Woodward". The Gadget Show. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Chris Hall (12 November 2011). "The world according to Pollyanna Woodward". Daily Mail. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Jennifer Dunkerley (9 August 2010). "Pollyanna Woodward will have geeks going weak at the knees". Daily Star. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c James Corrigan (6 January 2014). "Paul Casey starts European Tour season by getting engaged to Pollyanna Woodward". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Official Website Launch". teversaltrails.com. 2001 October 2001. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  8. ^ "Get behind Pollyanna". Mansfield Town F.C. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  9. ^ "Beauty queen in final 15 for Popstars band". Chad.co.uk. 1 October 2002. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  10. ^ Kirsty Nutkins (31 October 2010). "Pollyanna Woodward - Geek chic". Daily Express. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  11. ^ http://about.channel5.com/node/1925
  12. ^ Jennifer Dunkerley (14 December 2013). "The Gadget Show's Pollyanna Woodward highlights the top 12 techie Christmas gifts". Daily Star. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  13. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2545332/Blood-pours-TV-presenter-Pollyanna-Woodwards-face-face-plants-diving-training-Splash.html
  14. ^ "Peter Andre named in divorce of TV presenter". Daily Mail. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 

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