Travels from: New South Wales
Passionate about raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health in men
Categories: MCs & Hosts, Mindfulness & Mindset
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Gus Worland is one of Australia’s most popular MC’s and is passionate about raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health in men.
With talents across all forms of media, Gus took up the role of co-host of Triple M’s breakfast show 'The Grill Team' in 2009. In two years on-air, 'The Grill Team' doubled their ratings for this time slot and are now more popular than ever. Worland was awarded Best On Air Newcomer at the 2010 Australian Commercial Radio Awards.
Before Gus took to breakfast radio, he turned his passion for cricket into a television show when he co-created and starred in Foxtel’s 'An Aussie Goes' series with his best mate Hugh Jackman. He took the first step in his rise to stardom in 2006 when he made 'An Aussie Goes Barmy', where his mission was to follow the Barmy Army from England to Australia for all five test matches. He infiltrated the group, found and befriended the colourful characters and discovered, along with the audience, what makes these fans turn from everyday people into ranting, raving, singing lunatics.
'An Aussie Goes Barmy' was so successful that Foxtel immediately signed Gus up for his next hit, 'An Aussie Goes Bolly'. Worland shared his journey through India, braving the local vindaloo, shedding a few kilos and experiencing cricket through Indian eyes.
In the third instalment of the series, Worland got his groove on in the West Indies for 'An Aussie Goes Calypso', which was aired on Fox 8 in December 2008. Immediately slipping into calypso time, he cleverly shows the burning desire behind the local's relaxed ‘ganga’ vibe. Gus travelled to Delhi with Foxtel to cover the 2010 Commonwealth Games and to London in 2012 to cover the London Olympics.
In 2014, Gus starred in his own television series, 'Marathon Man', which follows his journey from being clinically obese to becoming a lean, mean marathon machine.
In 2016 after being devastated by the loss of a close mate to suicide, Gus decided to start his own TV series based on Mens mental health called 'Man Up'. Gus is not a shrink, but he talks, and listens, to men everyday for a living; and he genuinely cares about their welfare. Now Gus in on a mission to find out what it really means to be a man today and how the average Aussie bloke is actually faring. This also led to Gus co-founding mental health organisation Gotcha4Life.