The youngest of six children, aged 16 Pollyanna Woodward 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. After being named Miss Mansfield and Sherwood Forest in 2001, Pollyanna Woodward was a finalist in the Miss England beauty competition.
After graduation, Pollyanna Woodward featured in television shows including Ghost Squad and Doctors, and performed as a stunt-double in Eleventh Hour. Pollyanna Woodward also competed in Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, sharing a room with Sarah Harding, getting down to the last 13 female competitors.
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. 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. She left The Gadget Show after the Autumn 2013 series. She also writes on technology for various newspapers and magazines, as well as corporate presentation.
In January 2014 Pollyanna Woodward was a contestant in series 2 of celebrity television diving show Splash!.