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Polly Whitehouse

Polly (@polly5news) is Channel 5's evening update presenter.

Polly Whitehouse

She joined 5 News in 2006 as a web and Your News producer, keeping our website up-to-date and helping viewers to get their own stories on air.

Before Channel 5, Polly worked in commercial and BBC local radio as a freelance news presenter, and traffic and travel news reporter. She also worked in children’s television for three years at the BBC.

While she has rubbed shoulders with Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Elton John and Paris Hilton, her first TV appearance in 2003 was less exciting - dressed as an enormous chicken.

Follow Polly on Twitter @polly5news

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Comments (29)

  • Chris Neville

    11 months ago

    Chris Neville

    She is the HOTTEST newsreader since Natasha Kaplinsky!

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  • Todd

    1 year ago


    Just found a reason to watch Channel 5 news in the evening. Well delivered and concise news is what I need - delivered by such a beautiful woman is what I want. Best of both worlds.

  • Patricia smith

    1 year ago

    Patricia smith

    Polly I drawn to your broadcast this evening due to my fascination with that wonderful black dress. Can you put me out of my misery and let me know where you purchased it from :) Many thanks Trish

  • Gill Humphriss

    over 1 year ago

    Gill Humphriss

    Hi Polly, I understand you may have attended Haselor School - if you did can you please get in touch with the school. It is the 135th year and we are collecting past stories.

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  • Kerry Lonsdale

    over 1 year ago

    Kerry Lonsdale

    Shed Livingstone was the person Imost admired until I saw Polly walking a Yorkshire Terrier down Fulham High Street. She was absolutely stunning!!!!

  • Not even an accountant

    over 1 year ago

    Not even an accountant

    You really need to get advice from someone who understands tax! A person with a personal service company still pays income tax on removing money from the company, after the company has paid corporation tax. The scenario you have just presented is very inaccurate.

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  • shaun

    over 2 years ago


    Hi who does your hair Polly it always looks great !

  • Alex

    over 2 years ago


    Polly Whitehouse - Absolutely devine. I'm sure those elocution experts amongst us talk perfectly with the queens english accent themselves. Polly is perfection in everyway and a great newsreader to boot.

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  • G. Turner

    over 2 years ago

    G. Turner

    And I must learn how to spell 'time' ;-)

  • G. Turner

    over 2 years ago

    G. Turner

    Has Ms. Whitehouse been spending tim with George Bush or has 'nuclear' finally morphed into 'nucUlar'? And it seems athlete has another 'e' in the middle.

  • Colin

    over 2 years ago


    Have not seen Polly lately. Is she on holiday?

  • Susan Osborn

    over 2 years ago

    Susan Osborn

    Polly You have got to be the nicest newsreader on any channel Where do you get your dresses from?

  • LydiaGreat1

    over 2 years ago


    I wish Helen Fospero could return to 5 news 1 day she was the best 5 newsreader 5 news ever had and I miss her warm smile and down to earth manner too.

  • tony

    over 2 years ago


    Well worth watching Channel 5 for!!

  • Mike Ridley

    over 2 years ago

    Mike Ridley

    Turn over to view this stunningly beatiful lady. I never noticed the nuclear ...... Very nice

  • stuart

    almost 3 years ago


    i think polly is stunning and looks fantastic


    3 years ago


    Nice to see such a beautiful young lady like Polly presenting the news. Her lovely smile is enough to light up anyone's screen. Why is she not hosting the 5pm show? Much better than Matt Barbet. She's an absolute star.

  • Ian Roberts

    3 years ago

    Ian Roberts

    Can someone please tell Polly Whitehouse that the word 'nuclear' is pronounced 'new-clear, not 'new-killer'?

  • Ian Brown

    3 years ago

    Ian Brown

    I did an internet search on Polly as on TV she wears a lot of slap and has repeated facial gestures. In-fact I thought she was an android; a latter day female Max Headroom if you like.

  • Terry

    3 years ago


    I saw Polly for the first time a couple of weeks ago reading the news headlines. I was totally stunned by her appearance. I could almost believe that she had been computer generated, she is absolutely perfect. All the best Polly hope you have a great career in the media.

  • Chris

    3 years ago


    This evening at 22:50 Polly looked absolutely stunning in a black or dark blue outfit. Georgeous!

  • john

    3 years ago


    must be without doubt the sexiest presenter on tv she is so hot

  • alan.m

    over 3 years ago


    I think Polly looks and sounds fantastic as a five newscaster; she has a very warm glow about her and a lovely happy smile with a clear fresh presenting style. Although Matt Barbet is good I think Polly would flourish on the main broadcasts.

  • Steve Worthing

    over 3 years ago

    Steve Worthing

    Polly has blossomed and looked absolutely stunning tonight, must watch channel 5 news more often.

  • Ms Lydia N Livingston

    over 3 years ago

    Ms Lydia N Livingston

    I'm not sure I should admit this but I always think Polly Put the kettle on when you read 5 news while drinking my Earl Grey tea with a touch of milk no sugar I'm being silly I guess.