Royal Ascot – 14th to 18th June 2011

The weather this year was quite mixed and there were occasions when the mac had to come out pretty quickly.  In the main though, we were able to get out and about and talk to some lovely people.

I was accompanied on Tuesday and Saturday by model Olivia Inge, who incidentally was the lovely lady in the opening sequences for BBC’s coverage each day.  On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, my co-presenter was milliner Louis Mariette.

Sadly this year I was without my lovely James Sherwood and I missed him very much.

Lots of people on twitter have been asking about my outfits for the week so below, thought you might like to see some pix.

Pix courtesy of Graeme McAlpine at

Gadget Show Live 2011

This was the third year for this event at the NEC and again the demand was phenomenal.  The full capacity of 80,000 tickets for the live show in the Sony Theatre sold out in just 12 weeks.  Jase, Jon, Ortis, Polly and myself performed 3 live shows a day over the 5 day period and had a ball.  Paul Zenon helped us out – he’s an amazing magician and it was great to have him there.  You can get all the info on the Gadget Show website but here’s just a few images taken during the run.

Gadget Show Live

Gadget Show Live is almost upon us – 13th to 17th April and the gang are all looking forward to seeing you there.

On the 21st March show, I did a piece on top 5 fun websites and we’ve had an amazing amount of questions about these sites, mostly for the addresses again.  For those of you that have asked, here are the addresses for you again –

Play My Game!!!

As part of a challenge for The Gadget Show, Jason and I have been asked to design an internet casual game. Mine is called ‘Suzi Perry’s Heli Golf’ based on a show from last year. It’s free to play and lots of fun, let me know if you get to the bonus hole 19…’s on the moon and look out for my cheeky cat Gingi!

Play Here!

Thanks to Paul @ Diablo for the lovely TankTop Graphics! x

T3 Win!

T3 Awards 2010I almost spat out my wine when I heard my name called out as Gadget Personality of the year on Monday night at the T3 2010 Awards evening.  The Gadget Show gang were in force as we enjoyed the evening (Jon Bentley was reading the latest edition of Tech Radar at the table, but I think he was having fun!) The rest were taunting me about my nomination. Of course I had been informed of the huge honour but the competition was fierce, talented and hugely respected, so I had written off any idea of winning. I thought I had no chance and was just thrilled to have been considered.

As my name was called, the feeling of sheer panic soared through me: I’ve never won anything before and still felt that perhaps it was an error, surely it should have been Stephen Fry or Jason Chen, for his ‘iphone4gate’ ? For me, the public vote had made the difference because the judges had a split decision. So this award, yes I know it’s my first, but the fact that it comes from the readers makes it very special indeed. So a huge jolly thank you to T3 and all who voted: you made not only my night but probably my year!

‘Ask Rhod Gilbert’

I love Rhod, so to be asked to be a guest on his new BBC1 panel show was a joy. But often this type of show can be tricky when you’re flanked by such funny guys. The excellent @carolvorders was also joining the banter as the Authenticator, and we had a fabulous day, and night. The fellas’ were fabulous company and the show is on BBC iPlayer if you missed it.