Jonny Gould

Jonny Gould

Born in Africa, Jonny loves game shows. Bob Barker on "The Price is Right" shares his top-hero billing with Chelsea football club's Peter Bonnetti. A single honours politics degree at the University of Durham, and a post-graduate course at the Academy of Live & Recorded Arts Drama School were all part of his master plan.

 

10 years treading the boards followed. It was fun, if rarely successful. "Sheena Queen of the Jungle" was described by Time Out as the "worst film in cinematography history," yet Jonny still managed to be edited out of the final cut! With debt and bartending tending to dominate his career, a chance introduction in 1994 set him off on a whole new path.

2 years as the presenter/coordinator of Cable 17 Sport proved the big break. Turning freelance in 1996 he presented the sport on ITV Carlton's London Tonight, before launching his love-affair with Five TV. Now in his 8th year as the presenter of Five's Major League Baseball programme, Jonny has also fronted up eleven other Five TV shows, including Live & Dangerous, Boxing Classics, Sir Steve Redgrave's Golden Five Golf Tour and the Laureus World Sport Awards.

Jonny's other work includes a weekly baseball column in the Daily Mirror, extensive corporate work as a presenter and facilitator, horse-race commentator and auctioneer.

Winning a skiing holiday talent show with his impersonation of Elvis was until now the true highlight of his career. Landing the part as presenter of Brainteaser has certainly surpassed that!