Warhurst at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
29 May 1974 |
Portland, Victoria, Australia
|Show||Spicks and Specks|
ABC Local Radio
|Network||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
Myfanwy "Myf" Warhurst (born 29 May 1974) is an Australian radio announcer and television personality, best known for her work at Triple J and on ABC Television's long-running music-themed quiz show Spicks and Specks. Before her career as a radio announcer and TV personality, she was editor-in-chief of Melbourne street press Inpress.
Warhurst was born in Portland, Victoria. She has two older brothers named Kit and Andre. Kit plays drums in the band Rocket Science. Warhurst's family moved to Donald in central Victoria when she was a child, then to Red Cliffs in northwest Victoria when she was eight years old.
Working as a radio announcer at Triple J, Warhurst came to the attention of the station's audience through short bi-weekly segments for Merrick and Rosso's Drive program in 2000. In 2001, Warhurst began hosting the Net 50 request program on Saturday nights, and in 2003, came to prominence as host of the weekday Lunch shift and her daily segment The Trashy Lunchtime Quiz. In January 2007 she joined Jay and the Doctor in hosting The Breakfast Show as Myf, Jay and the Doctor.
It was announced on 10 October 2007 that she would leave Triple J and co-host a new breakfast show with comedian Peter Helliar and take over the Triple M Melbourne breakfast spot from The Cage, who finished up in November 2007. However, in July 2009 Pete & Myf's breakfast was axed due to poor ratings finishing on 31 July. In December 2009, Myf returned to the ABC to host the summertime afternoon program on ABC Local Radio.
Warhurst's television work has included hosting jtv, the December 2006 special My Favourite Album, and captaining a team on Spicks and Specks from its inception in 2005 until it finished in 2011. When finishing Spicks and Specks, Warhurst said "I've been lucky enough to experience many great things. I've seen Frank Woodley's privates, been naked under a desk with Pete Murray, and met many of my childhood musical crushes. Life can't get much better than that, so this seems like the perfect time to wind things up." Worst moments included her embarrassment at not being able to recall the name of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" upon hearing it. Spicks and Specks twice won the Logies' Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program, and (as of September 2013) episodes have been repeated on ABC2 at 7pm on most nights. The irreverent TV Fugly Awards (in its "Good Categories") awarded Warhurst as their Most Spankable Female TV Personality in 2007 & 2008. Warhurst has occasionally appeared on Rove, was a special presenter on RMITV's The Loft Live and is now a regular presenter on the Roving Enterprises production, The Project.
In 2017, Warhurst, along with Joel Creasey, was announced as one of Australia's commentators for the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest, to take place in Kiev, Ukraine. A few months afterwards, she was also announced as one of the commentators of Logo TV, the other one being Joel Creasey, to commentate the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest, to take place in Lisbon, Portugal.
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