Danny Clayton

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Danny Clayton
Clayton in 2012
Born (1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 37)
OccupationTV Presenter

Danny J. Clayton is an Australian television and radio presenter, host and DJ with four ASTRA Award nominations.[1][2][3][4]

Growing up on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Clayton attended St Aloysius' College.

Whilst he was still at school Clayton entered Channel [V] Australia 'Snapper' competition, aged 16 years, which he won, giving him the opportunity to work as a photographer with one of Australia's biggest music television channels, shooting music festivals and gigs all around Australia.[1]

After spontaneously storming the stage during filming of an episode of Australian Idol and entertained the crowd with his charismatic banter, Channel [V] management decided to trial him as a TV host for the channel as the channel's youngest ever TV host. Clayton has since filmed thousands of hours of live shows and television and has interviewed the world's biggest stars including Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters, Will Ferrell, Coldplay and Kristen Stewart.[1]

As part of Channel [V]'s travel show in 2009, B430, Clayton travelled around the world as his antics were filmed.[1]

Clayton is the host of the podcast, Music Saved Me, which is an initiative through charity Musicians Making A Difference. The podcast discusses music and mental health[5] In 2020, Clayton joined Yahoo entertainment web series 'Build Sydney'.[6]

In 2021, Clayton joined Red Bull e-sport series, 'The Wrap Up' as a host.[7]

Clayton is known to host, DJ and MC events such as Wine Machine[8] and Unite For The Night.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In 2009, Clayton was runner up in the Cleo Bachelor of the Year Awards.[10]

In 2014, Clayton was involved in an accident at a trampoline park that left him in hospital with spinal injuries and took over a year to fully recover from.[11][12] Clayton dated model Zoe Cross for a number of years and credited her for helping him recover from his accident.[11] Famously, Clayton told American surfer, Kolohe Andindo, to stay away from Cross live on television after the surfer had been found to have sent her text messages.[13]

In 2020, it was confirmed that Clayton was dating Abbie Chatfield from The Bachelor.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d "Danny Clayton | Booking Agent | Talent Roster". MN2S. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Danny Clayton | [V] Music". Archived from the original on 5 April 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Danny Clayton :: Television @ EntertainOz". www.entertainoz.com.au. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Danny Clayton | Harry M Miller". Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  5. ^ Anabel, Anita (8 December 2020). "How Musicians Making A Difference Is "Saving" Young Artists Through The Power of Music — The Latch". thelatch.com.au/. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  6. ^ "BUILD Series". Yahoo TV. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  7. ^ "The Wrap Up esports & gaming show launches on Red Bull TV". Upcomer. 23 April 2021. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Wine Machine's 2020 Festival Line Up". WINE MACHINE. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  9. ^ Danny Clayton on Facebook Watch, retrieved 12 July 2021
  10. ^ "Axle Whitehead is Cleo Bachelor of the Year". The Sydney Morning Herald. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Danny Clayton". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Channel V's Danny Clayton Breaks His Back at Trampoline Park". Pedestrian TV. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  13. ^ "Clayton: 'Stay the f*** away from my GF'". PerthNow. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2021.
  14. ^ Brennan, Bella (10 December 2020). "Bachelor runner-up Abbie Chatfield confirms new romance with a very unlikely celebrity who has a surprise connection to the show". Now To Love. Retrieved 12 July 2021.

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