Luke Jacobz

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Luke Jacobz
Luke Jacobz 2012.jpg
Born Luke Jacob Ashwood
(1981-02-14) 14 February 1981 (age 33)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present

Luke Jacobz (born Luke Jacob Ashwood on 14 February 1981 in Sydney, Australia) is an Australian actor and television presenter.


He appeared in a high school production of The Man of Steel in 1995. He came to public attention when he starred as Zac Croft for two years on the Australian teen drama television series Heartbreak High. He later moved on to hosting television programs such as the now cancelled television series The Big Arvo and Popstars Live.

Jacobz made a return to acting in McLeod's Daughters as Patrick Brewer, appearing on the show between 2005 to 2008.[1] He also appeared in a six-month recurring role as Angelo Rosetta in Home and Away, where after becoming a viewer favourite, he was then upgraded to series regular. In 2008, Jacobz was crowned Dancing with the Stars champion along with dancer and mentor Luda Kroitor.[2]

On 23 August 2010, Jacobz was announced as the new host of The X Factor, replacing Matthew Newton, who stepped down from the role.[3] Jacobz also began talks to appear in a new Australian drama series Wild Boys.[4]

Jacobz returned as host for The X Factor in the fourth series,[5] and finished hosting the fifth series on 28 October 2013.


In 2010, Jacobz was nominated for the Silver Logie Award for the most popular actor for his role on Home and Away.[6]

Personal life[edit]

"Jacobz" is a screen name, derived from adding a 'z' to the actor's middle name of Jacob. Jacobz dated his Dancing with the Stars partner Luda Kroitor in 2009; the relationship ended some time later. [7]


Year Title Role Notes
2010-present The X Factor Host
2009 Beauty and the Geek Australia Judge 1 Episode
2008–2011 Home and Away Angelo Rosetta Regular Cast Member
2008 Dancing with the Stars Himself Winner of Season 8
2008 Hole in the Wall Himself Guys Vs Gals, On Guys Team
2008 The Singing Bee Himself Contestant
2005–2009 McLeod's Daughters Patrick Brewer Regular Cast Member
2004 Popstars Live Host
2001–2005 The Big Arvo Presenter
1998–1999 Heartbreak High Zac Croft Regular Cast Member


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Preceded by
Bridie Carter & Craig Monley
Dancing with the Stars (Australia) winner
Season 8 (Late 2008 with Luda Kroitor)
Succeeded by
Adam Brand & Jade Hatcher