Nottinghamshire born Penny Smith started her journalist career as a reporter and feature writer on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, she went on to co-present the news on Border TV and then to Thames News and Sky News where she was the main anchor on Sunrise, before finally turning up on the breakfast sofa of GMTV in 1993 where she remained until 2010.
Until December 2015 Penny co-presented the Breakfast Show on BBC London with Paul Ross. She is a regular stand in on the Radio 2 Friday Night Arts Show and writes travel and theatre pieces for a number of national newspapers and magazines.
She has fronted LWT’s Most Wanted, Crime File and Crime Monthly series and acted as a team captain on BBC’s Going For A Song. Other credits include Celebrity!, The Real London’s Burning and Superchefs.
Penny has also written for a number of national newspapers and magazines and due to her love of opera she has presented an opera show on Classic FM and presented the ‘Kiri Prize’ on Radio 2, a nationwide hunt to find an opera star.
A big fan of yoga, Penny has made three yoga videos (Penny Smith's Power Yoga, Penny Smith's Essential Guide to Yoga presented alongside Howard Napper and Penny Smith's Yoga Masterclass).
Penny also appears on BBC News reviewing the papers every month. Penny is known for her sharp wit and has written for magazines and newspapers including, The Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and The Mail on Sunday on women's issues, beauty and travel.
Penny Smith is a versatile, experienced and charismatic corporate awards host and presenter, she is also an adept and sought-after conference host and facilitator, as well as a witty and entertaining After dinner speaker.
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- Co-presenter and judge on BBC 2's MasterChef and BBC One's Celebrity MasterChef.
- Former Prison Governor and one of the UK's finest After Dinner Speakers.
- Popular celebrity, speaker and host who has appeared on Come Dine With Me, Masterchef, The Chase, Antiques Road Trip, Celebrity Canals, The Pilgrimage and Strictly Come Dancing 2017