1 October 1968 |
|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.
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.
Mark has hosted the annual The Police Bravery Awards, The Match and the game show Double or Nothing, all for Sky1.
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.
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.
- The Chase (10 December 2011) - Contestant
- Celebrity Antiques Road Trip (December 2013) - Participant
- Sport Relief's Top Dog (18 March 2014) - Team captain
- Pointless: Sport Relief Special (21 March 2014) - Contestant with Rowland Rivron
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.