Mark has fronted reality, game and chat shows as well as sports coverage from European Tour golf to Spanish football and World Cup rugby.


Biography

Mark Durden-Smith is a sport and lifestyle presenter whose versatility has seen him front everything from sports coverage to reality contests, cookery programmes to morning magazine shows.

Well-known to sports fans, Mark has led ITV’s Premiership and World Cup rugby coverage, as well as anchoring their Boat Race broadcast. He followed Premiership coverage as it moved to Channel 5, whilst for Sky he’s presented European golf, international cricket, Spanish football and the daily round-up Sky Sports Centre, as well as rugby. He also hosted Sky’s reality show The Match, which pitted celebrities against professionals in a football match.

Away from the sporting arena Mark has guest hosted This Morning and fronted Package Holidays Undercover and Wish You Were Here – Now and Then, as well as the reality show spin-offs I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Now!, and Hell’s Kitchen Extra Portions. He’s also hosted game and panel shows for ITV and Sky 1.

Mark has also presented the game show Freeze Out, the BBC London Radio Breakfast Show, The National Lottery’s Millionaire Manor, and Design Wars. He’s also hosted American Princess, a primetime reality show for NBC in the States, and written a regular column in the Metro.

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