Jenny’s illustrious television career began when she was selected to present the popular BBC cult music programme “No Limits”.
After the series finished, Jenny then moved to Saturday morning television for children,first co-presenting “UP2U”, ITV's “Ghost Train” and “Gimme 5”.
She was also a presenter of “Top of the Pops”, was the hostess on ITV's version of “Wheel of Fortune”, and a regular “Loose Women” panellist.
Viewers will also know Jenny from Channel 4's “Brass Eye”, “Soap Fever”, “Live Talk”,“Getaway” and “Our House” for UKTV Style. She was a presenter on BBC One's “To Buy or Not to Buy”, and presented on ITV's“Bingo Night Live”.
In the last decade, she has presented the quiz show, “Wordplay”, was a contestant on Channel 4's “Celebrity Come Dine with Me” and BBC One's “Celebrity Masterchef”. In 2012 and 2013, she appeared in two episodes of ITV2's “Lemon La Vida Loca”.
In 2005, she was even one of the competitors in the ITV reality show "Celebrity Wrestling", competing under the name The Avenger.
As well as regular features on “Daybreak”, her own show “Jenny Powell's Luxury Uncovered”, “Food and Wine Adventures” for the Travel Channel and hosting Vintage TV’s “Ladies Lounge”.
In 2017, Jenny found herself again at the forefront of primetime TV co hosting the new ITV1 Game Show “BigHeads” alongside Jason Manford and Kriss Akabussi. Born in Essex, her family originates from South Africa. She attended the famous Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where she fuelled her passion and talent for dancing and performing. She spends her spare time keeping fit, staying healthy and eating as clean as possible.
"Jenny was a fantastic compere at our annual gala dinner in Manchester to our 600 supporters helping us to raise a staggering £250,000. Jenny was engaged with both the charity and the event from an early stage and spent time on the evening speaking with individual guests, which was very much appreciated."