Jonny Gould is most widely known as Channel 5's longest serving TV presenter. He is the main presenter on Major League Baseball having hosted the live show for a massive eleven years and still going strong.
Jonny is also prolific in the charity and events industry for being a dynamic show host and has raised over £10million for charity in his auctioneering career to date and this figure continues to rise. His charity clients range from Chelsea Football Club to Sir David Frost and the NSPCC.
Jonny was born in Kenya but educated at Epsom College and then Durham University, where he gained a single honours politics degree. This was followed by a post-graduate course at the Academy of Live & Recorded Arts Drama School.
In addition to Major League Baseball, he has fronted numerous other TV shows, including Live & Dangerous, Boxing Classics, The Laureus World Sport Awards and the hugely popular game show Brainteaser. He has also presented the sport on ITV Carlton's London Tonight and various poker shows including Poker 425 and Sky Poker. Jonny is also the presenter on Telegraph's Fantasy Football on-line channel throughout the domestic football season.
His live event experience also means that he is a highly capable corporate presenter and conference facilitator. He is also in hot demand for voice-over work, including radio presenting, voice overs for adverts and sports coverage.
Jonny also has fantastic journalistic skill writing a weekly column in a National newspaper and loves penning quiz questions for live events.
Jonny loves playing cricket and grabs every spare second to spend time with his family.
In A Nutshell
With over fourteen years live TV experience, Jonny has presented over twenty TV shows in his career. These include Channel 5's Major League Baseball and Brainteaser shows and ITV's London Tonight.
With over £10m raised for charity, Jonny is the one of the most successful auctioneers of the moment. Jonny is adaptable to any event and has two distinctive styles for clients to select. The first is a high octane entertaining performance where he engages the audience with fantastic banter. The second is a traditional performance.
MC/Live Show Host
Jonny has eleven years of live event presenting under his belt at events with audiences ranging from 50 - 2000 guests. He has hosted everything from awards ceremonies, sporting events and charity galas.
One of Jonny's assets is his quick thinking Q&A skill. He has hosted many Q&A's with a wide range of personalities, from businessmen to celebrities such as Sir Steve Redgrave, Jonny Wilkinson and former Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Sir John Major.
Jonny is the ideal presenter for any conference or business function, offering an experienced professional and polished presentation and will add to any conference with his quick humour.
With his commanding deep voice, Jonny is a highly experienced professional voiceover artist for television, radio, commercials and corporate work.
Peerless auctioneer Jonny Gould could even sell your grandmother for a fantastic price. I shall miss mine.
Sir Tim Rice
Ray Winstone, Actor
A virtuoso performance!
Sir David Frost
Jonny Gould is one of the best auctioneers I have ever worked with. His extremely quick wit and ability to make everyone enjoy themselves, whilst raising enormous amounts of money for charity, is an amazing skill. I would not hesitate to book him again.
Rona Martin, Senior Head of Special Projects, The Prince's Trust
Jonny Gould Rocks - end of story!
The finest auctioneer in the land and a simply brilliant MC. Guaranteed to add value to your event with his good humour and pick pocketing tongue. A bloody delight to work with.
Will Greenwood, Sky Sports presenter and 2003 Rugby World Cup winner
I have hosted many a corporate event, but never have I come across such a fantastic auctioneer with combination of skill and piercing humour as Jonny Gould.
Natasha Kaplinsky, Newsreader and TV Presenter
Jonny has been the preferred auctioneer for my charity, The Steve Redgrave Trust, for over 6 years and helped towards my goal of raising £5 million for children causes over five years.
His auctions are always a great experience; very entertaining and a fantastic spectacle. It's always difficult to keep the whole room entertained when the auction is taking place, but Jonny manages to do this making it an entertainment in its own right and at the same time he has the knack of raising huge amounts of money for a wide range of charities.
I would recommend Jonny to be auctioneer at any charitable event - you won't be disappointed.
Sir Steve Redgrave
Five times Olympic Gold Medallist
Jonny does an excellent job as an auctioneer. In a time of such economic downturn it shows amazing ability to be able to draw the figure he did from our crowd at our recent event. His passion for both the event and the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care really showed on the evening and not only made the auction a success but the event as a whole.
Josie Beevers, Marie Curie Cancer Care
Gouldy is without doubt the most entertaining and humorous auctioneer I have seen. A top class cabaret act on his own.
Alec Stewart, ex England Cricketer and Director of Arundel Promotions
Jonny is probably the second best presenter of live events in the current environment. If he only spent less time sweating on stage he could possibly knock me off the top spot.
Austin Healey, ex British Lions, England and Leicester Tigers rugby star
I've been lucky enough to hear Jonny speak and he delivered an absolutely rip-roaring tour de force - funny, serious, totally on it. Not many broadcasters started in Hollywood; Jonny is the genuine item and will engage any audience.
Jeremy Vine, Journalist and Presenter
Jonny Gould has taken the art of the auctioneer to another level. I have used him for several fund-raising events across sport and not only does he get the audience falling off their seats with laughter but he also gets them to part with their cash for good causes. He's a brilliant addition to any event.
Chief Executive - The League Managers Association
Jonny Gould is everything you want in an auctioneer - energetic, funny, engaging, and totally committed to inspiring his audience to support your cause.
Beth Nicholls, UNICEF UK
As Chairman of the Baltic Air Charter Association I would like to say how very much we appreciated Jonny's performance at our Awards. He kept up a running repartee, which had our 240 members and guests in fits but also smoothly introduced all the various events.
Last but not least, by his skilful auctioning of a raffle prize, which had been returned by the winner so that it could be sold to the highest bidder, he helped raise an extra £1,250 for our charity, which- was a tremendous help. I hope we may use his services again in the future.
Markham Jackson, Chairman, Baltic Air Charter Association
I have used Jonny as the auctioneer for the last two Saracens RFC Awards Dinner where he has not only exceeded our expectations on the auction but also provided entertainment for our audience. As an event manager, I go to a lot of events where the auction can exclude those unable to bid yet Jonny keeps everyone entertained as he raises money for the club and its benefactors.
Clare Jackson, Saracens Hospitality & Events Manager
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