I fell into TV after a trip to Everest with my brother changed the course of my life and I found myself in entertainment. I stayed open to opportunites and did a lot of hustling in those early days. I was keen, worked hard, showed up authentically and had a genuine love of story telling and talking to people which is what helped me gain traction.

๐—œ ๐—ธ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—œ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜?

Iโ€™ve had many adventures and specialize in adventure travel production so ice climbing on Everest, (and in Antarctica and Alaska) was another cool day in the office! That said I am afraid of heights so I had to talk myself through it in my head! Today, alongside my career in television, I run a mountain guiding expedition company and we run expeditions to Everest every year so Iโ€™m a bit more familiar with it and comfortable now than I was! I think any challenge you need to find your motivation and know โ€˜whyโ€™ you are doing it. When you know you're โ€˜whyโ€™ you can push through the obstacles and preserve.

๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ, ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€?

Unplugged is a TV series in development which dares a device addict to โ€˜log off and liveโ€™ and find themselves beyond their screens in the outdoors.
Itโ€™s all about harnessing the power of adventure and the outdoors to help people find their best selves and to show them how capable they are and how worthwhile pushing beyond their comfort zone can be. Iโ€™m still on the market with it and look forward to one day going into production.

๐™’๐™๐™ค ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™—๐™ž๐™œ๐™œ๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ง๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š?
My biggest inspiration is my brother Rex - he taught me and continues to teach me the power of dreams

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€?

My best advice is that you absolutely need to be yourself. There is no ideal TV presenter who has the perfect words, the perfect look, the perfect presence. People resonate when you are honest, authentic and not trying to be anything other than who you are. Thatโ€™s when they see themselves in you. The other greatest learning from over a decade in the job is โ€™to get out of your own wayโ€™. Being a host, itโ€™s not about you. Itโ€™s about the story you are telling, the people, the places, the purpose. When you communicate about those things passionately and not worry about yourself, you will be easy to watch.