Let's Get Out There And Gadget
Craig's got a new job on Channel 5.
3 March, 2017
In 1993, it was virtual reality (Cyberzone). Between 1998 and 2004 it was robots (Robot Wars). We don't know what it is about Craig Charles that makes him such a fit for presenting shows about futuristic tech, but we suspect his time aboard the small rouge one might have something to do with it.
And now, in 2017, he's going back to that fertile ground, as it's been announced that he'll be one of the new hosts of The Gadget Show upon its revamped return to Channel 5 later this month.
Since its launch back in 2004, The Gadget Show has been one of the channel's stalwart programmes, turning out a whopping 24 series so far. For this new revamp, existing presenters Ortis Deley and Jon Bentley are sticking around, to be joined by Craig and fellow newcomer Georgie Barrat. Among his new duties, Craig will be presenting a monologue at the start of each episode, rounding up the latest week in tech.
"I've always been into my gadgets and have been involved with tech on other shows I've done like Robot Wars and Red Dwarf," said Craig, "So I'm really delighted to be joining such a legendary programme. Hopefully, it will impress my kids and they'll think of me as a cool dad for once!
"I'm more of an enthusiast than an expert, but technology is such a big part of all our lives these days that you can't help but be fascinated with it. I see myself as the everyman, asking experts the questions we all want the answers to, and making the subject as accessible as possible."
It all sounds very worth a watch, although we hope for their sake that Craig's a little more careful handling expensive new tech items than he is with props on the Red Dwarf set...
The Gadget Show returns to Channel 5 on Friday 10th March at 7pm!