Myf Warhurst

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Myf Warhurst
Warhurst at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013
Myfanwy Warhurst

1973 (age 50–51)
Portland, Victoria, Australia
ShowSpicks and Specks
Eurovision Song Contest
NetworkAustralian Broadcasting Corporation

Myfanwy Warhurst (/mɪˈfænw/, born May 29, 1973) is an Australian radio announcer and television personality, best known for her work at Triple J radio station and on ABC Television's long-running music-themed quiz show Spicks and Specks. As of 2022 she has an ongoing role as Australia's commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest alongside Joel Creasey, and as co-host of the weekly podcast Bang On. She also provides the voices of Aunt Trixie and Indy's Mum in the Australian animated show Bluey.

Early life[edit]

Warhurst was born in Portland, Victoria, in 1973.[1][2] She has three older brothers named, Shaun, Kit and Andre. Brother Shaun had a significant role in initially encouraging her interests ultimately leading her into the industry. 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.[3]


Before her career as a radio announcer and TV personality, Warhurst was editor-in-chief of Melbourne street press Inpress.[citation needed]

Radio and podcasting[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.[4][5]

Warhurst is co-host, with Zan Rowe, of the weekly podcast Bang On, "about music, art, life and stuff".[6]


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, and again after its resumption with special episodes beginning in 2018 and as a full-time show in 2021.[7] 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."[8] Worst moments included her embarrassment at not being able to recall the name of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" upon hearing it.[9]

She is [when?] a regular presenter on The Project.[citation needed]

Warhurst returned to ABC1 in June 2012 with a six-part series, Myf Warhurst's Nice.[10]

In 2017, Warhurst, along with Joel Creasey, was announced as one of Australia's commentators for the Eurovision Song Contest. Warhurst also appeared as a guest quiz master on Have You Been Paying Attention?.[citation needed]

Since 2018, she has voiced the animated characters of Aunt Trixie and Indy's Mum, in the ABC Kids television program Bluey.[11]

Guest appearances[edit]

Warhurst has occasionally appeared on Rove, and was a special presenter on RMITV's The Loft Live.[12]

In January 2020, Warhurst participated in the sixth season of the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.[13]

She was the focus of the second episode of season 13 of the Australian version of Who Do You Think You Are?, first aired on 28 June 2022.[citation needed]

In August 2022, Warhurst was interviewed by Virginia Trioli on radio, in which she talked about receiving training to become a foster parent.[14]

In October 2022, she appeared on Fran Kelly's TV show Frankly.[15]


Spicks and Specks twice won the Logies' Most Outstanding Light Entertainment Program.[citation needed]

The irreverent TV Fugly Awards (in its "Good Categories") awarded Warhurst as their Most Spankable Female TV Personality in 2007 & 2008.[16][17]


  1. ^ Wilmoth, Peter (3 December 2006). "The woman behind the Myf". The Age. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  2. ^ "What Myf Warhurst did next". Herald Sun. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  3. ^ Wilmoth, Peter (3 November 2006). "The woman behind the Myf". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved 31 May 2007.
  4. ^ "Triple J's Myf Warhurst off to join Peter Helliar". AAP. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  5. ^ Ziffer, Daniel (16 October 2007). "Martin's Get This gets the chop". Melbourne: The Age. Retrieved 28 November 2007.
  6. ^ "Bang On with Myf Warhurst & Zan Rowe". ABC. 27 October 2022. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  7. ^ Condon, Dan (16 March 2021). "Spicks and Specks will return with new episodes this April". Double J. Archived from the original on 20 March 2021.
  8. ^ "ABC announces end to Spicks and Specks". The Age. 25 May 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  9. ^ Javes, Sue (2 June 2005). "Multiple exposure". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2 July 2007.
  10. ^ "Airdate: Myf Warhurst's Nice". TV Tonight. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  11. ^ Collins, Simon (26 March 2019). "Fun tales ABC Kids series Bluey lapped up". The West Australian. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  12. ^ "The Loft - Series 8".
  13. ^ Whitehead, Mat (5 January 2020). "I'm A Celebrity 2020: Meet The Celebs Heading Into The Jungle". 10 Daily. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  14. ^ Warhurst, Myf (11 August 2022). "You Don't Know Me: Spicks and Specks' Myf Warhurst joins Virginia Trioli" (audio). ABC Radio Melbourne (Interview). Interviewed by Trioli, Virginia. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  15. ^ Perry, Kevin (27 October 2022). "Natalie Imbruglia, Vladyslava Ihnatenko, and Myf Warhurst are the special guests tonight on Frankly". TV Blackbox. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  16. ^ "2007 Results". TV Fugly Awards. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  17. ^ "2008 Results". TV Fugly Awards. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2022.

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