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Best known for her presenting role on the hugely successful Gadget Show for Channel 5, Pollyanna has travelled the world twice over looking at the latest technology and gadgets. As one of the most reputable experts in the industry, Pollyanna is called upon regularly for her advice and opinion on the latest technology. She has subsequently appeared as a guest on TalkSPORT, and ITV’s This Morning, and has written a tech column for How it Works magazine.

During her time on The Gadget Show, Pollyanna bungee jumped, sky dived, built and raced a drag car, and competed virtually in the 24 hour endurance race Brit car 24, where she and 2 other presenters took it in turns to race a gaming simulator for 24 hours straight! She also flew using a water powered jet pack for which she set a Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled on a water powered Jet Pack, travelling 22.64 miles in just under 4 hours. Pollyanna loves to push herself to the limit abiding by the mantra: “life begins at the end of your comfort zone”.

It was this mantra that inspired her to take part in ITV’s prime time Saturday night diving show Splash! which saw her coached and mentored by Tom Daley and the GB diving team.

With over 4500 hours of live TV experience, Pollyanna is an incredibly experienced presenter who is able to cross over into various styles of presenting. A very popular corporate host, Pollyanna has presented and hosted for red carpet junkets and large scale corporate events such as The Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Chequered Flag Ball, the prestigious Children’s BAFTAs, Gadget Show Live at the NEC and the Autosport International Car Show alongside David Croft.

As well as presenting, Pollyanna’s passions include dance, golf, photography, motorsport, health, food, and travel. When she gets a spare moment, Pollyanna can be found travelling the world to watch her fiancé compete professionally on the European and PGA tour, and indulging her love for all things extreme which has even included jumping off the stratosphere hotel in Vegas and sky diving over the Palm in Dubai. She supports a number of good causes and recently became a public supporter and ambassador for the charity Help4Heroes.

Visit Pollyanna’s website here

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Hilary has just completed filming her new series for Channel 4, watch out for the announcement. And meetings are taking place in America for a new show!

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Sir Bruce is back at The London Palladium in his one man show on Sunday 10 May. Other dates will be Monday 27 April in Cardiff and Monday 4 May in Norwich which has already sold out.

His TV Show Bruce’s Hall Of Fame has been re-commissioned for BBC1 and you will see him again doing specials for Strictly Come Dancing later in the year.

Also a new Book Deal has just been signed… more about that later.

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David’s new series of Dickinson’s Real Deal is due to air on Monday 16 March at 3pm on ITV1. This will be series 11 and is looking great with lots of new graphics and changes.

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Michelle Ackerley will be part of the presenting team on the new series of Watchdog Test House on weekday mornings beginning Monday 2nd March for 3 weeks on BBC1.

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Matt Johnson has recently completed a 370-mile bike ride through Vietnam and Cambodia with friends Denise Van Outen, Lydia Bright, and Zoe Hardman, raiding thousands of pounds for several charities, including mental health charity Mind.

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Dame Esther Rantzen DBE

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Michelle reports for Watchdog

New addition Michelle Ackerley joins other BMA clients Fiona Phillips, Rebecca Wilcox and Louise Hulland reporting for iconic BBC show Watchdog. To see her reporting on the issues of the moment, tune in to BBC1 on Thursdays, at 8pm.

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Ross King has teamed up with Scottish author Shari Low to write “Taking Hollywood” together as Shari King, published by Pan Macmillan on 14 August 2014.

1993 – In front of a galaxy of stars, three young film makers accept their Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Davie Johnston, Zander Leith & Mirren McLean, childhood friends from a rough housing estate in Glasgow, have taken Hollywood by storm. Only they know what they did to get there…

2013 – Twenty years later Davie Johnston is the top host & reality show producer in town. Mirren McLean is a respected writer & movie director & Zander Leith is box office gold. But they haven’t spoken to each other in twenty years, their relationships devastated by one horrific secret.

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Louise Hulland joins BMA

We are delighted to announce the addition of award winning journalist, documentary maker & presenter Louise Hulland to the Billy Marsh Associates roster. Louise has over 10 years of experience working as a reporter in news & current affairs & can be seen reporting regularly for London Live. She also has a strong presence on various radio channels & was named an Up & Coming Radio Star by The Independent when her first documentary, Missing the Message won her a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award. She has produced a wealth of content for both radio & television & has recently launched a series of documentaries for London Live, making four programmes for the documentary strand Platform 8. It is for this channel that she has made her directorial debut as a film maker with her first programme, The Wrong Way Home which uncovers the truth about unlicensed minicabs in London.

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Dr James Logan joins BMA

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We are delighted to announce that the much loved Impressionist & space enthusiast Jon Culshaw has joined The Sky at Night Magazine as a columnist. His column will be entitled Exoplanet Excursions & this off-world travelogue will take readers on a tour of the Kepler 62e system. It will be a voyage of awe & discovery through the beautiful yet hostile environments that make up space.

Jon said “each month in our Exoplanet Excursions I shall bring these exotic other worlds to life as our human senses might perceive them, imagining such alien experiences as what it would feel like to watch four suns of varying hues set after a blizzard of raining glass”.

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Matt Johnson – Heavy Rep Gear Ambassador

Billy Marsh Associates are excited to announce that Matt Johnson has just been unveiled as the brand ambassador for clothing brand Heavy Rep Gear.

When he’s not busy presenting on TV & radio, Matt can often be found getting a sweat on in the gym & is a big believer in their brand philosophy. Based in Wales, Heavy Rep Gear are one of the UK’s leading brands for fitness & lifestyle apparel creating unique fashionable clothing for athletes.

Matt said: “I am beyond excited to join forces with Heavy Rep Gear as their brand ambassador. I’ve been a big fan of their sportswear ever since they started. I’m also very much looking forward to working with them closely, as they continue to grow their brand globally to international markets, promoting a positive & healthy lifestyle, via badass workouts!”

More exciting news coming soon. See the Spring/Summer range here

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