Darren McMullen (born 10 February 1982) is an Australian television and radio presenter and personality, music journalist and music critic. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and immigrated with his family to Australia at the age of 12. He now lives in Los Angeles, California. He is best known as the host of The Voice Australia, opposite Sonia Kruger. Prior to his career as a presenter, he was a student at Bradfield College and then an advertising executive.
McMullen at the Sydney premiere of the 2013 film The Great Gatsby
|Born||10 February 1982|
Seven Network (2016–present)
|Known for||The Voice Kids (2014)|
The Voice (2012–2015)
Minute to Win It (2010)
Commercial Breakdown (2009)
|Partner(s)||Crystal Reed (2013–2019)|
McMullen's career as a host and presenter began as a presenter with Arena's Exclusive news on Foxtel and with appearances in major advertising campaigns for Westfield and Gloria Jean's. Darren appeared weekly on MTV Australia's The Lair in 2007 and 2008, his own live music show where he interviews bands and entertains the party goers. In addition to hosting on The Lair, McMullen also hosted a monthly car DVD called Ignition.
On 29 June 2011, McMullen debuted as the host of the prime-time reality show Love in the Wild on NBC in the USA and CTV in Canada. McMullen also returned to his native United Kingdom to host the British version of Minute to Win It on ITV2 (which was cancelled after one eight-episode season) and hosted Series 2 of The Magicians on BBC One.
It was announced that McMullen would host The Voice Australia when it debuted in 2012. For the first and second seasons in 2012 and 2013, McMullen co-hosted the show with Faustina Agolley. He took over as a solo host in Season 3 in 2014 and then was joined by Nine Network personality Sonia Kruger for Season 4 in 2015. McMullen announced via social media that he was leaving The Voice after four seasons. Sonia Kruger will stay as solo host.
McMullen was in a relationship with Crystal Reed from July 2013 to early 2019. . McMullen had previously said that the two had planned on marriage and kids, but he himself was not willing to get married until his homeland of Australia legalized LGBTQ marriage was (LGBT marriage has been legal in Australia since 9 December 2017).
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