Mark Durden-Smith

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Mark Durden-Smith
Born (1968-10-01) 1 October 1968 (age 45)
United Kingdom
Occupation Television presenter
Years active 1990s-present
Spouse(s) Rachel Morse (m. 11 December 2004)
Children Archie, Rosie & Freddie

Mark Durden-Smith (born 1 October 1968) is a British television presenter best known for presenting ITV shows such as I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! Now and This Morning Summer and Sky1 shows such as The Match and Double or Nothing.

Career[edit]

He was educated at Radley College and began his presenting career as host of Sky Sports live rugby union coverage, which included weekly English Premiership fixtures, domestic and European cup competitions and Internationals Tests, including the English home Six Nations matches in 1998. He has a background in entertainment and journalism, starting his career at GLR and BBC regional newsrooms before becoming a researcher. He moved to Sky Sports in 1996, presenting a wide range of programmes.

Sky[edit]

Mark has hosted the annual The Police Bravery Awards, The Match and the game show Double or Nothing, all for Sky1.

ITV[edit]

Mark has presented Package Holidays Undercover for ITV and Hell's Kitchen: Extra Portions for ITV2.

It was announced in June 2007 that he would head a new ITV series, Wish You Were Here...? Now and Then, a 25-part series where Durden-Smith revisits destinations, originally visited by his mother and other presenters in the original series of Wish You Were Here...?, to see how much they have changed.

From 2003-2004 and 2006-2008, Mark was the presenter of the ITV2 spin-off series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! Now.

In 2010, Mark began presenting ITV's This Morning as a guest presenter, standing in for Phillip Schofield or Eamonn Holmes. He was a Friday presenter during This Morning Summer, usually alongside Jenni Falconer.

Mark was also a panellist on the 2011 series of 3@Three on ITV. The show aired on weekdays from 3pm.

He is a regular news reviewer on the ITV lifestyle programme Lorraine.

In 2013, Durden-Smith began presenting ITV's Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights programme, replacing Craig Doyle.

Guest appearances[edit]

He took part in the ITV reality series All at Sea. Mark appeared in an episode of the ITV entertainment game show Odd One In with Angela Griffin.

Personal life[edit]

Mark is the son of Judith Chalmers and sports commentator Neil Durden-Smith. He married Rachel Morse on 11 December 2004 and has three children Archie, Rosie and Freddie.

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