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Mark Durden-Smith

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Mark Durden-Smith

Mark Durden-Smith is one of Britain’s most versatile presenters. He is the host of ITV1’s ground breaking new gameshow Freeze Out. Following his regular Aviva Premiership Rugby anchor duties Mark has been announced as one of ITV’s main hosts for their Rugby World Cup 2015 coverage. He previously hosted Sky Sports Centre and fronted Sky’s BAFTA winning rugby coverage.

Mark has presented ITV’s flagship show This Morning, teaming up with Kate Thornton and  Myleene Klass and has also been a regular newspaper pundit on Lorraine Kelly’s sofa for ITV’s Lorraine.

Mark was the anchor for the launch of RI:SE, Channel 4′s breakfast show and he has presented several series of ITV2′s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now, The Underdog Show with Tara Palmer-Tomkinson on LIVING and Gutted on Home.

Mark hosted ITV1′s holiday series Wish You Were Here – Now and Then and has also fronted ITV1′s Boat Race Coverage which was nominated for a Broadcast Award.

Other presenting credits include; three series of The Match with Zoe Ball (Sky One), Millionaire Manor the National Lottery Show (BBC1), two series of  ITV2′s Hell’s Kitchen Extra Portions and Package Holidays Undercover (ITV 1).

Mark’s writing credits include a regular column for Metro Newspapers as the ‘Voice of O2’ for the England Rugby Team at the Rugby World Cup.

Mark started his career at GLR and BBC regional newsrooms before becoming a researcher for Saturday Night Clive and Clive Anderson Talks Back.

Mark has hosted a variety of events with great success. His charisma, enthusiasm and competence as host and facilitator have impressed and delighted a variety of corporate clients, many of whom continue to invite him back year after year. He has been the live host for the prestigious Police Bravery Awards for eight years running.

Mark’s extensive client list includes O2 (Scrum in the Park), Britvic, The Carphone Warehouse, Halifax, Santander, Nestlé, Jet Airways, The Post Office, Adobe Systems Europe, Pentland Group, The Dog’s Trust, Samsung, The Sun (Police Bravery Awards), and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

“Mark was absolutely fantastic and we will definitely be suggesting him to other clients for their awards!”

Hairdressing Business Awards

“Mark was fantastic as our awards host...He really resonated with the audience, and obviously spent some time doing his homework on the event and the audience that would be attending. His humour and light hearted but professional approach worked really well and elevated the event to a new level. This is quite a hard event to host but Mark’s approach and control of the audience was just what was required – he really kept their attention. Mark also spent time after the awards ceremony chatting with our guests and generally made himself available, which was really appreciated by all those that attended. He was funny, charismatic and related well to the audience.”

Adobe Channel Awards

"I would thoroughly recommend Mark as an awards host for corporate events. His fun, vibrant style really helped create an excellent atmosphere, and he had obviously done a lot of research in his own time on the presenters and winners of our awards, as he ad-libbed stories about them throughout the night. He stayed on to celebrate with the winners after the awards, and we were so pleased we booked him."

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Sports Presenting
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