Pollyanna Woodward

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Pollyanna Woodward
Pollyanna Woodward.jpg
Born (1982-06-11) 11 June 1982 (age 35)[1][2]
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England[1][2]
Occupation Television presenter[1]
Years active 2002-present
Known for The Gadget Show[3]
Notable work Popstars: The Rivals[1]
Partner(s) Paul Casey (2011-present; engaged)[4]
Children Son (born 1 September 2014)
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] She was named Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest in 2001.[5][6]

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, getting down to the last 13 female competitors.[1][7]

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 Gadget Show in November 2010.[2][3] She left The Gadget Show after the Autumn 2013 series.[8] She also writes on technology for various newspapers and magazines, as well as corporate presentation.

Personal life[edit]

Woodward met golfer Paul Casey whilst co-presenting the Formula 1 Chequered Flag Ball with Eddie Jordan at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.[4] The couple got engaged during the Christmas 2013/New Year 2014 period.[4]

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. Archived from the original on 30 April 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Pollyanna Woodward". The Gadget Show. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Official Website Launch". teversaltrails.com. October 2001. Archived from the original on 11 September 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "Get behind Pollyanna". Mansfield Town F.C. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Beauty queen in final 15 for Popstars band". Chad.co.uk. 1 October 2002. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "ORTIS DELEY RETURNS TO THE GADGET SHOW ON CHANNEL 5 | Channel 5". About.channel5.com. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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