Famous Australian TV Presenters

When John Logie Baird gave the world the first public demonstration of a working television system, little did he anticipate that the television would become the sensation that it is today! Surpassing radio and cinema, television today have become the prime source of entertainment for people around the globe. Audience cannot help but stay glued to the idiot box for a couple of hours a day, relaxing from their busy schedule and feeding their need for drama, comedy and entertainment. Television has also become a great job provider – from actors to backstage crew members, technicians to script writers, people with different talents can make their way into the world of television. One such group of people are the television presenters. Popularly known as host, television presenters act as the link between the show and the audience. They present shows, live or recorded, to seen and unseen audience. They are truly the face of television, who look bright, seem confident and have a wide knowledge about everything under the sun. Australian television has been blessed with a pool of extremely talented television presenters who have been at the top of their level. Right from Karl Stefanovic’s brilliance on the breakfast show ‘Today’ to Samatha Armytage’s program ‘Sunrise’, Melissa Doyle’s ‘Seven News Sydney’ to David Campbell’s ‘Carols by Candlelight’, there are many Australian television presenters who have earned a worldwide fame.

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Steve Irwin
(World-Famous for His TV Series 'The Crocodile Hunter')

Steve Irwin
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Birthdate: February 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
Died: September 4, 2006

Australian Steve Irwin was a world famous, high-spirited, lively host of The Crocodile Hunter television series. A conservationist, he was also part of other shows and documentaries on wildlife and environment. He was known for close encounters with some of the most dangerous and endangered animals in various jungles. He died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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Robert Clarence Irwin
(TV personality)

Robert Clarence Irwin
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Birthdate: December 1, 2003
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buderim, Australia
Robert Irwin, the son of the late wildlife expert Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin, has also gained fame as the host of Robert's Real Life Adventures and co-hosted Wild But True. He is part of the series Crikey!, is a wildlife photographer, and has created a book series, too.

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Adam Hills
(Television presenter, Comedian)

Adam Hills
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Birthdate: July 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Adriano Zumbo
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Birthdate: November 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coonamble, New South Wales, Australia

Adriano Zumbo is an Australian television presenter and pastry chef. He is known for appearing as a guest on the TV show MasterChef Australia. He also hosts his own baking competition show Zumbo's Just Desserts and appears as a judge on Netflix's baking reality television series Sugar Rush. Thanks to his popularity, Zumbo has garnered several nicknames including Sweet Assassin.

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Hannah Gadsby
(Comedian)

Hannah Gadsby
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Birthdate: January 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Smithton, Tasmania, Australia
Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby soared to fame with the stand-up comedy contest Raw Comedy and the Netflix live comedy show Nanette. She has often spoken about her battle with ADHD and autism. She had also once worked odd jobs and been homeless. Openly lesbian, she is married to partner Jenney Shamash.

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Jennifer Hawkins
(Television Presenter)

Jennifer Hawkins
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Birthdate: December 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Holmesville, Australia

Jennifer Hawkins first soared to fame after winning both the Miss Australia and the Miss Universe pageants in 2004. Initially a Newcastle Knights cheerleader, she was named the second-most-sexiest woman in the world by FHM and later gained international recognition with Seven Network travel show The Great Outdoors.

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Antonia Kidman
(Actor, Television presenter, Journalist)

Antonia Kidman
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Birthdate: July 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne

The younger sister of Australian actor Nicole Kidman, Antonia Kidman was initially a journalist and later gained fame with the series The Little Things. She has also penned books on parenting, such as Feeding Fussy Kids. She is a mother of six and joined law school after the birth of her sixth child.

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Sonia Kruger
(Co-hosting the popular Australian version of Dancing with the Stars)

Sonia Kruger
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Birthdate: August 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toowoomba, Australia

A prominent Australian media figure, Sonia Kruger has gained fame hosting shows such as Big Brother Australia and Dancing with the Stars. She is also known for appearing in the award-winning film Strictly Ballroom. After several miscarriages, she gave birth to her first child through IVF at age 49.

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Daniel MacPherson
(Television presenter, Actor)

Daniel MacPherson
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Birthdate: April 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney

Best known for his roles in series such as Neighbours and movies such as Infini, Daniel MacPherson has also had a 6-year stint as a co-host of Dancing with the Stars. Initially a sportsperson, he was discovered by an agent at a triathlete event. He was also a Mensa member.

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Osher Günsberg
(He is known for his hosting roles on Channel [V], Australian Idol, Live to Dance)

Osher Günsberg
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Birthdate: March 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

Born in London, Osher Günsberg moved with his family to Australia as a toddler. He initially soared to fame as Spidey on the Brisbane radio station B105. Starting his TV career as a VJ, he later co-hosted Australian Idol. He once admitted to having suffered from mental illness.

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Angry Anderson
(He has been the lead vocalist with the hard rock band Rose Tattoo)

Angry Anderson
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Birthdate: August 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Karl Stefanovic
(Television presenter)

Karl Stefanovic
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Birthdate: August 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Nine Network presenter and journalist Karl Stefanovic is best known for hosting shows such as Today and 60 Minutes. In his reporting career, spanning over 2 decades, the Gold Logie-winning journalist has covered many major events, such as the Christchurch earthquake and the Japanese tsunami.

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Eddie McGuire
(Television presenter)

Eddie McGuire
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Birthdate: October 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Broadmeadows Vic

Eddie McGuire is an Australian TV presenter, radio presenter, and sports commentator for Fox Footy. A famous name in Australian Football League, McGuire was honored with the Australian Sports Medal in 2001. For his achievements in entertainment, media, and community-based activities, Eddie McGuire was awarded an honorary doctorate by RMIT University on 17 May 2013.           

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Rove McManus
(Television presenter)

Rove McManus
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Birthdate: January 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Perth

Australian TV and radio host Rove McManus soared to fame with the show Rove and now also co-owns the TV production company Roving Enterprises. He is also a kangaroo breeder and co-owns a steakhouse too. Fans also know him for the catchphrase “Say hi to your mom for me.”

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Bec Hewitt
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)

Bec Hewitt
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Birthdate: July 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney

Australian actor/singer Bec Hewitt began her career at age 5, working in commercials, and later soared to fame as Hayley Smith Lawson from Home and Away. A talented dancer, too, she also won Dancing with the Stars. She has also released chart-busting singles such as All Seats Taken.

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Julia Zemiro
(Television presenter)

Julia Zemiro
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Birthdate: April 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence

Best known as the host of RocKwiz, French-Australian presenter Julia Zemiro is a trained theater actor, too, who has worked with the likes of the Bell Shakespeare Company. She has hosted her own interview show, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, and has been on shows such as Thank God You’re Here.

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Sam Pang
(Radio personality, Television presenter)

Sam Pang
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Birthdate: November 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) Victoria, Australia

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Lisa Wilkinson
(Presenter, Journalist)

Lisa Wilkinson
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Birthdate: December 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney

At 21, Lisa Wilkinson was the youngest editor of the Australian teen magazine Dolly. She grew up to be a renowned journalist and presenter and is now known for her shows such as The Project. She has also appeared in movies such as Broadcast Battleground and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.

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Samantha Armytage
(Journalist, News presenter)

Samantha Armytage
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Birthdate: September 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo

Samantha Armytage is an Australian TV presenter and journalist best known for co-hosting a popular breakfast show called Sunrise from 2013 to 2021. Samantha Armytage has also hosted other shows, such as Bringing Sexy Back and Seven 4.30 News. In 2021, she launched her own podcast titled Something to Talk About with Samantha Armytage.

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Jamie Durie
(Landscape architect)

Jamie Durie
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Birthdate: June 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Apart from being an award-winning horticulturalist and landscape designer, Jamie Durie has also proved himself to be a skilled TV host. He also owns the architecture company Patio, later renamed Durie Design, and has gained fame for his shows such as The Outdoor Room and HGTV Showdown.

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Ernie Dingo
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Birthdate: July 31, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Western Australia

Indigenous Australian actor Ernie Dingo initially gained fame with his award-winning performance in the series Tudawali. He was also a talented basketball player before he stepped into films. An Australian National Living Treasure, he is known for films such as Crocodile Dundee II and also starred with Cate Blanchett in Heartland.

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Ed Kavalee
(Recurring panelist on Network 10's Have You Been Paying Attention?)

Ed Kavalee
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Birthdate: June 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

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Lee Lin Chin
(Television presenter, radio presenter and journalist, best known for her association with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) network)

Lee Lin Chin
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

Apart from being a SBS newsreader for 3 decades, Lee Lin Chin has also presented comedy segments and a comedy cooking show. Born to Chinese parents in Indonesia, she began her journalism career in Singapore and moved to Australia later. She has also done voice-over and appeared in films such as Resistance.

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Rob Mills
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Birthdate: June 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne

Australian actor and TV host Rob Mills is best known for his appearances in Australian Idol and Winners & Losers. He has also gained fame as Fiyero in the Australian version of the Broadway musical Wicked. He was also the runner-up in season 1 of The Masked Singer Australia.

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Erin McNaught
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant, Music critic)

Erin McNaught
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Birthdate: May 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canberra

Erin McNaught is an Australian actress, model, television personality, and presenter. McNaught achieved both fame and notoriety when she represented Australia in the 2006 Miss Universe competition where she was one of the most controversial participants. Over the years, Erin McNaught has also taken part in charity campaigns, such as UK's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

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Todd Sampson
(Television presenter)

Todd Sampson
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Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Sydney, Canada

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Red Symons
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)

Red Symons
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Birthdate: June 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brighton

Known for his signature horn-rimmed glasses and his sarcastic sense of humor, Red Symons gained fame as a judge on Red Faces and Australia's Got Talent. The Australian radio and TV personality has also performed as part of Skyhooks and used the pseudonym Red Pinko Sims for many recordings.

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Zoe Naylor
(Actor, Model)

Zoe Naylor
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Birthdate: July 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney

Initially an announcer for Groove FM, Zoe Naylor, she later worked for TV, on shows such as Gladiators and The Footy Show. Equipped with a degree in drama, she later impressed audiences with her performances in films such as The Reef and as Regan McLeod in the series McLeod's Daughters.

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Jo Beth Taylor
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Birthdate: May 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perth

Best known as the host of shows such as Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, Jo Beth Taylor had stepped into showbiz as a singer at age 5. She quit her career abruptly in 1997, which she later claimed was a decision made to avoid a stalker and malicious rumors.

Amanda Keller
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Birthdate: February 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney

Amanda Keller is an Australian media personality, journalist, writer, comedian, actor, and television and radio presenter. Keller is best known for hosting the award-winning lifestyle TV series The Living Room. Keller is equally popular as a radio host; she became one of the highest-paid radio personalities in Australia in 2017. She also supports a volunteer organization named The Sydney Kids Committee.

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Luke Jacobz
(Racing driver)

Luke Jacobz
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Birthdate: February 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney

Popular for his roles in series such as Home and Away and Heartbreak High, Luke Ashwood, professionally known as Luke Jacobz, also won Dancing with the Stars in 2008. The Silver Logie Award-nominated actor once also got into trouble for driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Shaun Micallef
(Comedian who hosted the game show Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation on Channel 10)

Shaun Micallef
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Birthdate: July 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Shaun Micallef first gained fame with Theatre Sports on ABC TV. A qualified lawyer who practiced for a decade too, he later stepped into films and TV. Although a teetotaler, he does consume alcohol for his shoots. He has also hosted programs such as the Dave & Denise with Shaun Micallef.

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James Brayshaw
(Cricketer, Television presenter, Radio personality)

James Brayshaw
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Birthdate: May 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Subiaco

Known for his stints on the TV channel Seven Network and the radio network Triple M, James Brayshaw was also a skilled batsman and an Australian state player who represented the teams South Australia and Western Australia. Apart from co-hosting The Footy Show, he also chairs the North Melbourne Football Club.

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Jackie O
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Birthdate: January 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide

Best known for The Kyle and Jackie O Show, which she co-hosted with Kyle Sandilands and which became the number one radio show in Australia, Jackie O was discovered at a deli by radio DJ and future husband Phil O'Neil. She has also hosted TV shows and is an animal rights activist.

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Georgie Gardner
(Australian journalist)

Georgie Gardner
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Birthdate: June 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perth

Best known for hosting Channel Nine’s 6pm bulletin and Today, Georgie Gardner started her TV career as a weather reporter. Apart from being a news anchor and journalist, she has also been a radio host and won Australian radio’s most prestigious award, RAWARD, in her debut year.

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Wil Anderson
(Television presenter, Comedian, Podcaster)

Wil Anderson
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Birthdate: January 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sale, Victoria, Australia

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David Campbell
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Birthdate: August 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

David Campbell is an Australian singer, television and radio presenter, and stage performer. The son of popular Scottish-Australian musician Jimmy Barnes, Campbell has performed with his father on several occasions. Before establishing himself as a singer, David Campbell had a successful theatre career; he has won prestigious theatre awards like Helpmann Awards and Mo Awards.

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David Koch
(television presenter)

David Koch
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Birthdate: March 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Adelaide

Koch Industries heir David Koch was a chemical engineer from MIT and even excelled in basketball in college. Listed at number 11 on the Forbes billionaires list in 2019, he was also a dedicated philanthropist who has donated billions to charity. He was also the vice-presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party.  

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Robert Hughes
(Art Critic, Writer)

Robert Hughes
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Birthdate: July 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: August 6, 2012

Although he had initially aspired to study law and architecture, Robert Hughes later dropped out of university and began drawing cartoons for various newspapers. After establishing himself as an art critic, he wrote bestsellers such as The Fatal Shore and created shows such as The Shock of the New.

Mick Molloy
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Birthdate: July 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Canberra

Stand-up comedian and presenter Mick Molloy is best known for his 4-year stint as a co-writer and presenter of the popular radio show Martin/Molloy. He has also starred in a few films, such as the highest-grossing Australian movie of 2002, Crackerjack. He is also known for his Saddam Hussein parodies.

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Richard Wilkins
(television presenter)

Richard Wilkins
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Birthdate: June 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland

Born in New Zealand, Richard Wilkins had initially stepped into the world of music as a singer. He later joined the TV industry and soared to fame as the host of shows such as Merrick & Rosso Unplanned and The Other Guy. He also co-hosted Weekend Today.

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Marion Grasby
(Television presenter, Cookbook author and Food journalist)

Marion Grasby
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Birthdate: September 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia

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Iya Villania
(Actor, Model)

Iya Villania
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Birthdate: June 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New South Wales

Iya Villania is a Filipino-Australian actress, television presenter, and host. She is best known for working as a video jockey in the Philippine TV channel MYX. Villania is also known for portraying the role of Sydney Torres in the popular television drama series Click.

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Tracy Grimshaw
(Journalist)

Tracy Grimshaw
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Birthdate: June 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne

Tracy Grimshaw has been associated with the Channel 9 show Today as its host for over a decade. The Australian TV presenter is also known for shows such as The Flying Doctors and Raw Silk. She has been nominated for the Gold Logie and has also appeared in the movie Shark Tale.

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Julie Goodwin
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Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney

While she initially pursued a degree in education, Julie Goodwin later quit and focused on youth work. The celebrity chef later won the first season of Masterchef Australia and has since penned cookbooks too. She is also a columnist and a singer, and has had her own cooking show, Home Cooked!

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Erika Heynatz
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Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Moresby

Best known as Charlotte King from Home and Away, Erika Heynatz initially gained fame as the host of Australia’s Next Top Model. She also won the first season of the musical reality contest It Takes Two with David Hobson. She had her first child, with partner Andrew Kingston, at age 40.

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Josh Zepps
(Media personality, political satirist, and television presenter)

Josh Zepps
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Birthdate: November 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Australia

Josh Zepps is an Australian political satirist, media personality, and television presenter. He is best known for his satirical writing and hosting popular shows like Weekend Breakfast, Brink, and The Project. Josh Zepps also hosts popular podcasts, such as WeThePeople LIVE and Point of Inquiry.

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Rex Hunt
(Australian rules footballer)

Rex Hunt
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Birthdate: March 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mentone

Former rules footballer Rex Hunt initially played as a key position forward before he switched to center half back. The VFL footballer had kicked 121 goals for the Tigers. He had also previously served as a police officer and owned a restaurant too. Post-retirement, he devoted his life to commentating.

Tim Campbell
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Birthdate: September 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney

Tim Campbell is an Australian singer and actor best known for portraying Dan Baker in the popular television soap opera Home and Away. Apart from exhibiting his acting and singing skills, Campbell also showcased his skills as a dancer in 2007 when he finished third in the popular reality TV series Dancing with the Stars.

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Dylan Lewis
(music critic)

Dylan Lewis
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Australia

Dylan Lewis is an Australian radio and television host. He is best known for winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2002 after which his popularity increased. Over the years, Lewis has received three Australian Commercial Radio Awards. Dylan Lewis is also known for his skills as a musician; he was the lead vocalist for a band named The Brown Hornet.