Suzi Perry's sadness over Gadget Show axe

Wolverhampton-born TV star Suzi Perry today admitted she is still recovering after being axed from her long-term role as presenter of The Gadget Show.

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Wolverhampton-born TV star Suzi Perry today admitted she is still recovering after being axed from her long-term role as presenter of The Gadget Show.

The former Smestow School pupil said she found her recent stint hosting The Gadget Show Live at Birmingham’s NIA a bittersweet experience, and said she would miss her co-star Ortis Deley terribly.

But, speaking to the Express & Star, she revealed she had a number of “life-changing” projects up her sleeve – including a series of radio programmes and live shows.

“Doing the Gadget Show Live was a little bit weird in one way, but we are all professional of course,” she said. “It was amazing. We did 15 shows over five days to 100,000 people, and it was incredible. I love doing live work. Ortis and I have become very close, we’re like brother and sister.

“It was bittersweet in a way as it may be the last time we were doing something like that together, but we are hoping to work on other things together in the future.”

The 41-year-old worked on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show for eight years before programme bosses announced a revamped version without Suzi, Ortis and Jon Bentley. The new line-up will be long-standing presenter Jason Bradbury and relative newcomer Pollyanna Woodward.

Wolves fan Suzi was talking as she helps promote the 14-week ‘Fuelling Britain’ campaign by food company Batchelors, which is offering shoppers the chance to win free fuel for a year every week.

She said: “I’m very keen on doing more live work. I really enjoy it. It’s so different from doing TV – it’s when you really show your mettle as you don’t know what’s going to happen.

“I was sad to leave the Gadget Show, but I see it as an opportunity to seize new projects and have some say in what I am doing.

“I have some life-changing projects in the pipeline. I can’t say too much as they are not off the ground yet, but I’m hoping something will happen on the radio front, and have been in talks with both Channel 4 and Channel 5. And in the meantime, I am getting to spend a lot more time in the Midlands, which is just great.”