Countdown to Gadgets for Rachel Riley

Rachel Riley, CountdownCountdown co-presenter Rachel Riley is to join Channel 5 to host, alongside Pollyanna Woodward and Jason Bradbury, The Gadget Show.

Rachel made her television debut in 2009 when she took over from Carol Vorderman as the numbers expert on Channel 4’s oldest programme, Countdown. Rachel studied maths at Oxford University and before entering the world of television she was a data analyst.

Rachel Riley comments “I’m very excited to be joining the Gadget Show family. I’m always keen to try out new gadgets, so it’s going to be brilliant to be able to get my hands on the latest models and test them on behalf of the viewers”

Jon Bentley will also be making a very welcome return as the show’s chief gadget tester, completing the show’s strongest line up ever.

Ian Dunkley, Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at Channel 5 comments “Rachel is going to be a great addition to the show and I can’t wait to see her quick wit being applied to testing the latest in consumer tech.”

The Gadget Show is produced by North One Television and returns this summer. Countdown, pictured, airs daily on Channel 4.

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