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Pollyanna has just finished filming her eighth and final series for the hugely successful Gadget Show on Channel 5. During her time on the show, Pollyanna has travelled the world twice over looking at the latest technology and gadgets and even 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!

Amongst many other projects, she also recently took part in ITV’s prime time Saturday night diving show Splash! which saw her being coached and mentored by Tom Daley and the GB diving team in the run up to an exciting and thrilling live dive with a host of other well-known celebrities.

The youngest of 6 children, Pollyanna grew up in the Midlands and at 16 was offered a lucrative place at the Carlton Junior TV Workshop. After studying Performing Arts she went on to feature in shows such as Ghost Squad, Doctors and was even a driving stunt double in Eleventh Hour.

A trained singer, Pollyanna also got down to the last 13 on Popstars The Rivals, slimly missing out on being in the girl band Girls Aloud.

Pollyanna regularly appears as a guest on TalkSPORT and ITV’s This Morning, to review the latest gadgets and has written a Technology Column for How it Works magazine. She is regularly asked to contribute her thoughts and advice for health & beauty features as well as being asked to review the latest apps and gadgets for numerous publications.

During her time presenting for The Gadget Show, Pollyanna has bungee jumped, sky dived, flown using a water powered jet pack, built and raced a drag car powered by power tool parts and competed virtually in the 24 hour endurance race Brit car 24, where herself and 2 other presenters took it in turns to race a gaming simulator for 24 hours straight during the real race!

Pollyanna has also presented the massively popular Gadget Show Live events which last year saw 100,000 people coming through the doors at the Birmingham NEC and London’s Earls Court and also recently co-hosted the Live Action Arena at the Autosport International Car show with Sky’s F1 host David Croft.

With a diverse range of interests including dancing, golf, photography, the human mind & body, motorsport, beauty, food, travel and even wedding planning, Pollyanna is a very versatile and multi-faceted presenter. She has a hugely inspiring outlook and loves to be challenged, her mantra is “life begins at the end of your comfort zone”.

With over 4500 hours of live TV experience Pollyanna is an incredibly experienced presenter who is able to crossover into various styles of presenting. She is also a very experienced and popular corporate host and has presented and hosted for red carpet junkets, large scale corporate events like The Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Chequered Flag Ball with Eddie Jordan and award ceremonies such as the prestigious Children’s BAFTAs to name but a few.

When she gets a spare moment, Pollyanna can be found travelling the world watching her fiancé compete professionally on the European and PGA tour, not to mention continuing 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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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, Christmas Day, BBC one at 5pm.

Bruce is back with co-host Tess Daly as six contestants from past series battle it out in a panto-themed special.

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Morecambe & Wise at Christmas

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Morecambe & Wise, and this year is no exception as Morecambe & Wise bring a little sunshine to the festive season. Enjoy the opportunity to see this much loved double act in Morecambe & Wise In Pieces – The Sketches a special programme hosted by Penelope Keith which takes an affection look at their wonderful sketches and Morecambe & Wise Live! 1973; their only stage show captured on film, recorded at the Ashcroft Theatre in 1973 by their agent, the great Billy Marsh.

Morecambe & Wise In Pieces – The Sketches – Christmas Day on BBC2 at 6.15pm

Morecambe & Wise Live! 1973 – Boxing Day on Channel 5 at 8pm.

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Sir Bruce is back, recording for BBC1 Entertainment ‘Bruce Forsyth’s Hall of Fame’

Bruce Forsyth is back on the BBC in his first show since stepping down from hosting Strictly Come Dancing. In Bruce’s Hall of Fame, some of our best loved entertainers take to the stage at the world-famous London Palladium to celebrate the artists who inspired their careers. Amongst others, joining Sir Bruce is Jon Culshaw who plays tribute to the inimitable Mike Yarwood. Bruce’s Hall of Fame will be broadcast on Saturday 27 December on BBC One at 8.30pm.

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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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Jon Culshaw – Dead Ringers Christmas Special & new 2015 series

Impressionist Jon Culshaw will be performing in two Dead Ringers Christmas Special episodes this December, to be followed by two more series in April and August 2015.

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Matt Johnson embarks on Charity Bike Ride

Matt Johnson with friends Denise Van Outen, Lydia Bright and Zoe Hardman is to embark on a 370-mile charity bike ride through Vietnam and Cambodia for mental health charity Mind in 2015

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Sam & Mark release children’s book

Presenter duo Sam and Mark have secured a 2 book deal with publishers Scholastic, and will soon be releasing their first children’s book The Adventures of Long Arm.

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Fiona Phillips to front brand new BBC factual project

Watch this space!

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Matt Johnson to take part in brand new ITV entertainment format

Watch this space!

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Hilary Devey – new series

Hilary Devey has signed another exclusive contract with Channel 4 and is currently filming an exciting new series with them for transmission in 2015.

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Michelle Ackerley shows her football skills

Michelle Ackerley has been putting her football skills to the test with Ballers, the home of soccer skills on YouTube. With over 100k subscribers and more than 2.8 million views, the Ballers Freestylers taught Michelle a variety of football freestyle tricks pitch side at Wembley stadium to raise money for Comic Relief. See how she got on at their YouTube Channel here

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Ross King’s new book published

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.

For more info or to purchase click here

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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

We are very happy to announce that Dr James Logan, a presenter, expert & senior lecturer at the Department of Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has joined our client list at Billy Marsh Associates. In addition to conducting internationally renowned research, including self-experimentation with parasites, James regularly appears as an expert on shows such as Embarrassing Bodies, The One Show, Bang Goes the Theory & The Discovery Channel’s Weird Connections to name but a few. His knowledge & passions span many areas, including travel, health & biology. He is also a massive health & fitness enthusiast.

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Sky at Night Magazine

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”.

To catch up on Jon’s latest column, click here

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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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Dickinson’s Real Deal

David Dickinson has again signed with ITV to present the eleventh series of his hugely popular daytime show, Dickinson’s Real Deal.

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Alison O’Neill – Cool Places video project

Shepherdess Alison O’Neill runs guided walks through the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales and likes to go barefoot, feeling the ground beneath her feet. Cool Places joined her at her farm in the Howgill Fells to check out her favourite walks and wild swimming spots in the wonderful landscape that is her backyard. To watch the video click here
For more information on Cool Places click here

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Sam & Mark

Listen to Sam & Mark’s Radio Show, 96.4 Free Radio every Sunday at 11am.

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