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Mark Durden-Smith's Biography

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Who is Mark Durden-Smith?

Mark Durden-Smith was born on 1 October 1968, the son of famous TV presenter Judith Chalmers and Neil Durden-Smith.

When Channel 4 launched their ill-fated successor to the Big Breakfast, Rise, it was initially hosted by Mark Durden-Smith along with Edith Bowman, Kirsty Gallacher and Colin Murray.

Durden-Smith, who survived less than a year, was the last of the original line-up to leave Rise.

Whilst working on Rise, The Independent reported that Mark Durden-Smith may have made broadcasting history:

"This week he was responsible for a footnote in television history. Mr Durden-Smith was caught short and apologised to viewers saying: 'I've got to have a pee. The wonder is that no one has ever done it before.'"

Previously, Mark Durden-Smith had been a presenter with Sky Sports, including hosting their rugby union coverage. He also worked on the cable TV station, Channel 1.

Mark Durden Smith's other TV credits include ITV1's Boat Race Coverage, ITV2's Soapstar Superstar Bonus Tracks, Sky's The Match and BBC's Millionaire Manor.

Before working in front of the camera, Durden-Smith had been a researcher on Saturday Night Clive and Clive Anderson Talks Back and he was also a regional news reporter.

Mark Durden-Smith went to Durham University and lived in London with Charlie Waller, whose mental illness could have been treated with therapy if it was more widely available on the NHS.

In November 2007, ITV announced that Mark Durden-Smith was going to follow in his mother Judith Chalmers's footsteps and present Wish You Were Here: Now and Then.

In the series Mark Durden-Smith together with Sarah Heaney revisit destinations that featured in the original Wish You Were Here.

Mark Durden-Smith presented the England segment of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now.

In 2017, Mark Durden-Smith co-presented Aviva Premiership Rugby Highlights with David Flatman on Channel Five.

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