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Saturday 25 October 2014

Bradbury can't predict success

Jason Bradbury presents Motor Morphers

Jason Bradbury has admitted he can't predict the next big thing, despite his job presenting The Gadget Show.

The former stand-up comic is set to front a new series, Motor Morphers, described as "60 Minute Makeover for engineers".

Asked if he knew in advance which gadgets would catch on, he confessed: "My ego says yes, but the realist in me says there's still very much a random factor in the success or failure for a new idea, platform or gadget.

"Things come out of the blue and they take you by surprise - like that app, Draw Something, I would never have said that would be successful, but of course it was globally massive.

"I thought robots would have more impact on our lives than they do. I mean, they build our cars and operate on us, but they're not as prevalent in our daily lives as I thought they possibly would be.

"I want to say, 'Yes, I'm the great predictor, having seen all this tech I can predict the future', but the truth is I can't, and that's why it's exciting."

:: Jason Bradbury presents Motor Morphers, which begins on Monday, May 6, at 8pm on Channel 5.

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