Mark Durden-Smith

  • One of Britain's most versatile television presenters

  • He was the anchor for the launch of Channel 4’s breakfast show RI:SE

  • Previously hosted Sky Sports Centre & fronted Sky’s BAFTA winning rugby coverage

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Mark Durden-Smith | NMP Live
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Known for his charisma and natural humour, Mark Durden-Smith is one of Britain’s most versatile television and corporate presenters.

Following his regular Aviva Premiership Rugby anchor duties, Mark was one of ITV’s main hosts for their Rugby World Cup 2015 coverage. He has previously hosted Sky Sports Centre and fronted Sky’s BAFTA winning rugby coverage. He co-hosted the Premiership Rugby coverage for 2017.

The son of TV presenter Judith Chalmers and sports commentator Neil Durden-Smith, Mark had TV presenting in his blood. He started his career at GLR and BBC regional newsrooms before becoming a researcher for Saturday Night Clive and Clive Anderson Talks Back.

In 2015, Mark hosted ITV1’s game show Freeze Out. He has presented ITV’s flagship show This Morning, and has been a regular newspaper pundit for ITV’s Lorraine. Mark also guest presented for The Breakfast Show (BBC London Radio).

Mark was the anchor for the launch of RI:SE, Channel 4’s breakfast show. He has presented ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now, The Underdog Show (LIVING) and Gutted (Home).  Mark has also hosted ITV1’s holiday series Wish You Were Here – Now and Then and has also fronted ITV1’s Boat Race Coverage which was nominated for a Broadcast Award.

Other presenting credits include: The Match (Sky One), Millionaire Manor (BBC1), ITV2’s Hell’s Kitchen Extra Portions and Package Holidays Undercover (ITV1).

Mark’s writing credits include a regular column for Metro Newspapers as the ‘Voice of O2’ for the England Rugby Team at the Rugby World Cup.

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Mark Durden-Smith is one of the most experienced corporate hosts on the circuit. He has hosted a huge variety of events with great success. His charisma, enthusiasm and competence as host and facilitator have impressed and delighted corporate clients, many of whom continue to invite him back year after year.

Mark’s extensive corporate client list includes O2 (Scrum in the Park), Dixons, Newsco, Britvic, The Carphone Warehouse, Halifax, Santander, Nestlé, Jet Airways, The Post Office, Adobe Systems Europe, Pentland Group, The Dog’s Trust, Samsung, Police Bravery Awards, and The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Testimonials

A quick note to thank Mark for his hard work, keeping the summit moving and entertaining our awards guests in the evening. He is a pleasure to work with and superb with our clients, sponsors, delegates and speakers. I look forward to working with him again.

IPAF Summit and Awards

We have worked with Mark over many years and for many different awards ceremonies. He goes above and beyond by researching key members of the audience in advance to give that extra personal touch on the night. He brings a lovely charm and character to any event and is extremely easy to work with. Mark will take your technical script and add his own personal touch to ensure your event stands out from the crowd!

South West Built Environment Awards

He was fantastic and probably the best host we’ve had in 30 years!

National Tyre Distribution Association Awards

Mark has been amazing both in the preparation and at the keynote. Extremely professional, hardworking, and pleasant to work with. An experienced professional who made everyone comfortable on stage, improvised on the spot when this was needed, and with a smart sense of humour.

SAP Kick-off meeting

Just wanted to say thank you so much for arranging Mark to host our awards: he was fab, went down a treat and was such a professional to work with. I was honestly blown away with the research he had done on our members, wow! I’ve already had a couple of members asking for details to book him for their own awards.

Trade Association Awards

Mark was fantastic as our awards host…He really resonated with the audience, and obviously spent some time doing his homework on the event and the audience that would be attending. His humour and light hearted but professional approach worked really well and elevated the event to a new level.

Adobe Channel Awards

Mark was absolutely fantastic, what charisma he has. He had the audience in his hands, was extremely funny and added to our special night. He was the perfect host for our event and he made the evening flow so well with his charm and wit.

Retail Motor Industry Awards

Mark did an excellent job. The best yet. He was funny, irreverent and made everyone feel included with his infectious humour. He had clearly done his homework too on the winners as they went up to the stage. We were very pleased. Some great feedback from guests too…. We will definitely be booking him again

Thames Valley Deal Awards

Books and DVDs

Clients often ask about purchasing books for giveaways and delegate packs. Below you’ll find a selection of products by Mark Durden-Smith. Click the images to view on Amazon's website. For bulk orders, please speak with your Booking Agent.

How to book Mark Durden-Smith for your event

To book Mark Durden-Smith, please submit an online enquiry to booking.agent@nmp.co.uk or contact one of our booking agents on +44 (0)20 3822 0003.

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