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Caroline Pearce

TV Sports Personality

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Caroline is a former International heptathlete and successful TV Presenter, reporter, commentator and event host. She is a published author and go-to fitness and nutrition consultant with a First Class Honours Degree in Sports Science and Master's Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University. You may also know her as 'Ice' from the revival of the hit TV show 'UK Gladiators' on Sky 1.

Caroline joined BT Sport when the channel launched in August 2013 and anchors their live weekly magazine show 'UFC: Beyond the Octagon' rounding up all the latest action and interviewing guests from the World of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the premier organisation for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as well as hosting select live Fight Nights. She also anchors the news and reports at various sporting events for Sports HUB, a news-based show for BT Sport. Caroline's involvement with the UFC expanded due to her growing knowledge and passion for the sport and she also works direct for the organisation as their backstage reporter at Europe, Middle East and Africa events. And most recently Caroline joined Fox Sports as a backstage reporter and kicks off this role with the UFC's first ever trip to Glasgow, Scotland.

Caroline entered the sport and entertainment media industry in 2010 when she became the presenting face of International Strongman. She presented everyone’s Christmas favourite show ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ in 2011 for Channel 5, attracting over 1 million viewers, and she continues to present and emcee live events for both Europe's Strongest Man and The British Strongman Championships. Caroline also commentated on The CrossFit Games for Eurosport, an event touted as the World Championships of fitness. She commentated the first CrossFit Live Invitational between USA and Europe and The European CrossFit Games Championships. Caroline has presented Europe’s largest rugby sevens, netball and music festival – The Bournemouth Sevens as well as the Dubai Rugby Sevens. And being a keen motorsports fan Caroline relished her role as presenter of The Paris Motor Show for MSN TV. Caroline went on to produce and presented her own athlete interview series 'The Truth: Athlete Insights' for online sports platform 'Exclusive Sports Media' interviewing athletes from track and field to ski cross and rugby. Proving her presenting versatility she also ventured into the world of showbiz and interviewed the stars of Star Trek, Highlander and Spooks at ‘The Greatest Show in the Galaxy’ to a live event audience..

When not on screen Caroline is busy in the fitness and health industry for which she has over 10 years of experience. She is the author of 'Better Body Workouts for Women', a personalised approach to fitness, with publishers Human Kinetics and helps people to get fit at home with her award winning high intensity fitness DVD series 'The Total Body Collection'. Select workouts from across her DVDs are featured each week on Fitness and Fab TV. She writes her monthly column 'Caroline's Core Moves' for BodyFit magazine and is a contributor and cover model for many more publications. Caroline travels the globe as the education spokesperson for Performance Health Systems presenting Power Plate fitness and wellness principles, and she has worked closely with Universal Pictures on the launch of their TabataTM fitness training concept. She is also the creator of the online weight loss nutrition plan ‘JustSlim’, the Argo Health and Fitness App, Cloud Tag fitness app and weight loss system and spokesperson and sports science representative for ProSkins intelligent apparel. Further, Caroline is in high demand as a TV fitness expert appearing on ITV’s chatmercial show ‘The Store’ and more.

Caroline’s sport and fitness industry involvement stems from her athletic career which started at a young age when she became the youngest ever competitor at the England Schools competition where she competed in the sprint hurdles aged just 11. A couple of years later she had topped the national rankings in 4 disciplines. She first represented Great Britain at age 15 in the pentathlon and progressed to senior honours and a place in the European Cup Heptathlon Team at age 24.. She was twice National heptathlon champion and silver medallist in the Long Jump. The following winter she transferred her natural speed and power to ice and made her debut in the Great Britain Bobsleigh team, heading out to the World Bobsleigh Championships in Calgary as reserve athlete for GB1 team who secured the silver medal.

In 2008 Caroline took on the role of a Gladiator on Sky 1's re-launch of the highly successful sports-entertainment show, 'Gladiators'. She became 'Ice', a name based on her winter sports experience and a 'look' they were to create for her of white blonde hair to go with her blue eyes and sparkling costume! Her character was described as "cold, steely, frosty and beautiful". Caroline performed as this ice maiden character in all 18 shows of the series proving herself queen of the rings and a force to be reckoned with in power ball.

Caroline is the ultimate action girl who loves travel, movies, shopping (shoes and bags), eating out, the sunshine, live sporting events and taking on new challenges. She’s a fan of athletics, Formula 1, Moto GP and UFC. With her unique combination of intelligence and beauty together with superb sporting talent, knowledge and wide ranging experience spanning several industries Caroline is set to succeed at all that she does.