Mark Durden-Smith started his career working in BBC Radio local newsrooms and researching for Clive James and Clive Anderson. He then moved into sports presenting at Sky Sports fronting their BAFTA Award winning rugby coverage for six years including the Autumn Internationals, the Six Nations and the British and Irish Lions. He was part of ITV’s Rugby World Cup presenting team in 2015, Amazon Prime’s coverage of the 2020 Autumn Nations Cup and presents Channel 5’s coverage of the Gallagher Premiership. Aside from rugby, Mark has also presented the Boat Race (Nominated for a Broadcast Award), International cricket, European Tour golf and Spanish La Liga football.
Mark hosted four series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now on ITV 2 (Winner of a TRIC Award). Other programmes Mark has fronted include This Morning (ITV), BBC 1 Lottery Show Millionaire Manor.
Hell’s Kitchen (ITV2), Wish You Were Here Now and Then (ITV), Three@Three (ITV), Channel 4 Breakfast Show Rise, and Freeze Out.(ITV)
Aside from his television work Mark is very active in the corporate world both as an awards host and conference facilitator. He has hosted the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards and The Police Bravery Awards for the last ten years. He has, and continues to, work for a range of companies and organisations including Nestle, Samsung, Carphone Warehouse, Santander, Hailfax, SAP, The Football Association, Medtronic, Flight Centre, and the Freedom Travel Group.
He lives in Hampshire with his wife and three children and Flossie the dog.