Darren McMullen

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Darren McMullen
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Born (1982-02-10) 10 February 1982 (age 34)
Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Occupation TV presenter
Years active 2000s-present
Employer Nine Network
Seven Network (2016-present)
Known for The Voice Kids (2014)
The Voice (2012-2015)
Minute to Win It (2010)
Commercial Breakdown (2009)
Website darrenmcmullen.tv

Darren McMullen (born 10 February 1982) is a Scottish TV and radio presenter and personality, music journalist and music critic. He was born in Glasgow and immigrated with his family to Australia at the age of 12. He now lives in Los Angeles. He is best known as the host of The Voice Australia, opposite Sonia Kruger, Prior to his career as a presenter, he was a student at Bradfield College (Sydney) then became an advertising executive.


McMullen's career as a host and presenter began as a presenter with Arena's Exclusive news on Foxtel and with appearances in major advertising campaigns for Westfield and Gloria Jean's. Darren appears weekly on MTV Australia's The Lair, his own live music show where he interviews bands and entertains the party goers.

In addition to hosting on The Lair, McMullen also hosted a monthly car DVD called Ignition.

In 2009, he hosted Commercial Breakdown on the Nine Network. In 2010, McMullen signed with the Seven Network as host of their new primetime game show Minute to Win It.[1]

On 29 June 2011, McMullen debuted as the host of the prime time reality show Love in the Wild on NBC in the USA and CTV in Canada. McMullen also hosted the UK version of Minute to Win It on ITV2 (which was cancelled after one eight-episode season) and hosted Series 2 of The Magicians on BBC One.

It was announced that McMullen would host The Voice Australia when it debuted in 2012. For the first and second season in 2012 and 2013, McMullen co-hosted the show with Faustina Agolley. He took over as a solo-host in season 3 in 2014 and then was joined by Nine Network personality Sonia Kruger for season 4 in 2015. McMullen announced via social media that he was leaving The Voice after 4 seasons. Sonia Kruger will stay as solo host.

In 2014, McMullen hosted a 6 episode series on National Geographic Darren McMullen's Outsiders which focused on alternative lifestyles taking him on taboo adventures.[2]

In 2014, McMullen was cast as Alex Larden on the drama House Husbands.

On 13 March 2016, it was announced that McMullen had re-joined the Seven Network once again to host a new show, The Big Music Quiz.[3]


  1. ^ Storm clouds a crowd. Dailytelegraph.com.au (20 June 2010). Retrieved on 2012-06-25.
  2. ^ Darren McMullen's Outsiders | Nat Geo People
  3. ^ "McMullen finds new voice on Seven". NewsComAu. Retrieved 2016-03-13. 

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