Caroline Pearce

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Caroline Pearce (born 1 September 1981 in Cambridge, England) is an English athlete, sports host, model, published author, and is the presenter for BT Sport's UFC: Beyond The Octagon and reporter for Fox Sports and UFC Fight Pass. She played the character 'Ice'in Sky One's version of Gladiators. She has competed for Great Britain in two sports, heptathlon and bobsleigh and has 2 degrees from Loughborough University.


Pearce competed for England in the World Pentathlon Championships at the age of 15.[1] She had competed as a professional heptathlete in the 2004 European Cup Heptathlon Finals. Pearce has also represented Great Britain as a bobsleigher in the 2005 World Bobsleigh Championships.[2]

In 2008, Pearce was chosen to compete as a gladiator in Sky One's relaunch of the TV series Gladiators under the gladiator name "Ice",[3] but she left the show after the first season.

In 2010, Pearce was the competitor interviewer in the programme The World's Strongest Man 2010, filmed at Wembley Arena, in London and shown on Challenge TV and went on to host The Worlds Strongest Man TV series in 2014 for IMG Media on Channel 5.

Pearce has earned a first class honours degree in Sports Science and a master's degree in Physiology and Nutrition from Loughborough University. She has modelled in advertisements for Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Ron Hill and Fitness-Mad and shot with world renowned Photographer Rankin. She is a published author of 'Better Body Workouts for Women' with publishers Human Kinetics and a master trainer and spokesperson for Power Plate training equipment.

Pearce has also appeared on The Friday Night Project as the "Coat of Cash wearing Celebrity".[4]

From August 2013 Caroline is the presenter of BT Sports weekly magazine show, UFC: Beyond The Octagon, along with journalist Gareth A Davies, with special guests from the world of UFC, the show brings reviews and news from everything UFC with pre- and post-fight events with reviews and analysis of the fights, and also with special features, exclusive interviews with UFC fighters and personnel.

In 2015, she joined Fox Sports as a reporter for the UFC. She now resides in Los Angeles.