Caroline Pearce is a former International heptathlete and bobsledder 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 anchored the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup for Star Sports India in Ahmedabad reaching an audience of millions in India and featuring on the World Feed reaching 140 countries in 4 languages. Caroline reports for Fox Sports and FS1 as backstage reporter at weigh in and fight night shows for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and has to date covered big events in Japan, Europe and most recently the US since her move to Los Angeles
Caroline has been the lead host for BT Sport in the UK since the channel launched in August 2013. Anchoring their live weekly magazine show ‘UFC: Beyond the Octagon’ rounding up all the latest action and interviewing guests from the world of UFC to a live studio audience as well as hosting live Fight Nights in Europe. She has also anchored the news and reported at numerous sporting events from the NFL International series to athletics and winter Olympic Games for Sports HUB, BT Sports’ news-based show. She is now the networks US correspondent. Caroline is also a correspondent for UFC Fight Pass, the UFC’s digital network.
Caroline entered the sport and entertainment media industry in 2010 when she became the presenting face of International Strongman. She presented the hugely popular Christmas show ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ in 2011 for Channel 5, attracting over 1 million viewers. 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 produced 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 entertainment 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 high intensity award winning fitness DVD series ‘The Total Body Collection’ now also available as a fitness app. Select workouts from across her DVDs have been featured on Fitness and Fab TV in the UK. Caroline is an in demand fitness expert, contributing to and featuring on the cover of many many magazines. Caroline travels the globe as the education spokesperson and ambassador for Performance Health Systems presenting Power Plate fitness and wellness principles, and recently launched her ‘Gladiator Workout’ series which comprises total body workouts using her bespoke athlete training system along with MMA fitness routines. This series rolled out in all Virgin Active gyms in Australia, re-surging member interest in Power Plate to will be making its way to UK and US gyms this year.
Caroline has worked closely with Universal Pictures on the launch of their TabataTM fitness training concept. She is also the television expert and sports science expert for ProSkins intelligent apparel in the UK and Australia. In addition, Caroline is the creator of the online weight loss nutrition plan ‘JustSlim’ and of the Argos superstore Health and Fitness App and has featured as a TV fitness expert 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 representing the 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 an all round action woman with a passion for sport, fitness, wellbeing and taking on new challenges. As a sports fan her knowledge extends across her own sport of track and field athletics, football/soccer, Formula 1, Moto GP, UFC and more . Caroline’s own elite sporting background, work ethic, love for research in all fields of work and passion for television, fitness and helping others gives her a unique ability to relate to athletes and bring valuable insights to their audience and to inspire people to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
Star Sports India - 2016 Kabaddi World Cup Ahmedabad (October 7-22nd 2016)
UFC on Fox – Event correspondent and sports science expert (From April 2015)
UFC Fight Pass correspondent for EMEA Fight Night Events (From April 2014)
UFC Fight Night on-site Presenter/Anchor for BT Sport (From February 2014)
Sports HUB – Live Studio Anchor and on-site Reporter (From February 2014, BT Sport)
UFC: Beyond the Octagon – Live Studio and Features Presenter & Reporter (From 2013, BT Sport)
European CrossFit Games Championships – Commentator Live (2013, Eurosport)
The Truth: Athlete Insights – Presenter (2013, Exclusive Sports Media)
UK360 Show – Presenter (2013, The Community Channel)
50 Shocking Facts About Diet & Exercise – Fitness Expert (2013, Channel 5)
British Open Strongman Championships – Presenter and MC (2013-2014, Channel 5)
Europe’s Strongest Man – Presenter and MC (2011-2014, Channel 5)
The Store – Fitness and Beauty Expert Presenter (2012-2014, ITV)
CrossFit Games Invitational ‘USA vs Europe’ – Commentator Live (2012, Eurosport)
Argos TV – Fitness Expert (2012)
The World’s Strongest Man (2011, Channel 5)
UK’s Strongest Man (2011, Bravo TV)
The Paris Motor Show (2011, MSN TV)
Motoring News (2011, Smoked Out Motoring TV)
The Fitness Model Workout (2010, Fitness TV)
Gladiators – Gladiator ‘Ice’ (2008, Sky 1)
The Friday Night Project – Guest (2008, Channel 5)
Lorraine – Fitness Expert (ITV)
Ireland AM – Fitness Expert (TV3)
You Are What You Eat – Fitness Expert (Channel 5)