MC, Speaker, Adventurer, DJ
While studying at the NZ Broadcasting School, Clarke Gayford successfully pitched his very first TV project, Cow TV, to Dunedin’s Channel 9. Following this, he worked as a presenter for music channel C4, United Travel Getaway and Extraordinary Kiwis, as well as presenting on a number of radio shows on channels such as More FM and George FM. But it’s no secret Clarke’s life-long passion is fishing, which led him to launch Choice TV show Fish of the Day, which he still currently hosts. When he’s not spearfishing, Clarke has filled in as a host on Seven Sharp and RNZ’s The Panel. In 2017, Clarke became NZ’s “first-man” when his partner Jacinda Ardern became Prime Minister.
Clarke has transferred his great TV presenting skills into MCing and public speaking very successfully. He has MCed all kinds of events, from the Sustainable Coastlines Auction Ball to the infamous Rhythm and Vines music festival! He has the ability to engage and entertain even the rowdiest of audiences, incorporating his own funloving nature while still delivering important messages.
Auckland, New Zealand
Compere/MC, Judge, Live Performance Host, Panellist, Speech Writer
DJ/Music, Film & Television, Fishing, Food & Wine, Music, Travel
Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show 2021
Clarke was great. He kept the audience entertained, was very professional in his delivery and kept things moving at a great pace. We were very happy.
Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show