From an early age, Ben Dark had an affinity with the bush. Born on a dam bank in 1972, he spent the first 11 years of his life on his parents' property in Stanthorpe, south-east Queensland. In 1984 Ben was sent to a boarding school. He then spent his time roving around the Queensland outback on horses and motorbikes, through shearing sheds and stock camps, where he mustered cattle and saddled horses. In 1994, Ben started at Brisbane radio station B105 for two and a half years.
Though best known as the dynamic presenter from Channel 9’s program Getaway, Ben Dark is an excellent master of ceremonies, equally happy with a scripted or combination of scripted and ad lib format. He has a genuine warmth and charisma about him, and never fails to capture the audience. He is a delight to work with.
Client Comments for Ben Dark
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- Ben Dark was charming, entertaining and down to earth. His appeal to the audience was wide ranging and his cheeky nature was never disrespecting as he read the audience well and knew who he could 'joke' around with and who to be more serious with. The feedback from our event (which was our 10th Anniversary Gala Awards Night) was that Ben was our best MC to date. Ben Dark is genuinely just a 'nice guy', he even made a follow up phone call on the Monday after the event. This gesture was greatly appreciated and showed that he 'cared' about our event and his performance as MC.
Redlands Retail Awards Committee
- Ben Dark is a consummate performer and really delivered on the brief we set for our TV special. He gave us a 110% across a very long day and took our fast shooting pace in his stride with characteristic good humour. His on-camera performance was warm, engaging and cheeky - just what we were after so all in all we are one happy client!
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"Emma was a great help. She took our brief, understood what we were looking to achieve and suggested a range of speakers that was hard to select only one option from. She was always available when needed and made sure that all arrangements were in place once we selected our speaker. I wouldn't hesitate to deal with Emma and/or Saxton again (and in fact a number of colleagues are dealing with Saxton for current and ongoing needs)."
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