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As host of The X Factor, Luke Jacobz has also had huge success as a TV host, actor and dancer.
Categories: MCs & Hosts
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
One of the most popular hosts in Australia, Luke Jacobz, is without doubt one of the most versatile all-rounder male talents currently on Australian TV. He is currently starring in the 2019 season of Network Ten's 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here'.
Jacobz has an outstanding gift for hosting live TV due to his ability to think on his feet whilst broadcasting live, not losing a beat in his delivery. He is equally talented as an actor and has appeared in some of Australia’s most iconic drama series.
His passion for acting starting at an early, Luke performed in all his school musicals and plays, including lead roles in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Man of Steel in 1996 and 1997.
Coming to public attention when he starred as Zac Croft on the Australian teen drama Heartbreak High, Luke later moved on to hosting television programs such as series The Big Arvo and Popstars Live and the Kellogg’s Iron Man series.
Luke made a return to acting in much loved Aussie drama series McLeod's Daughters, as Patrick Brewer, appearing on the show from 2005 to 2009.
Luke was signed to a six-month recurring role in Home and Away in 2008 as Angelo Rosetta. A hit with viewers, Luke was upgraded to series regular. In 2010 Jacobz was nominated for a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor.
Luke also appeared in Channel Nine’s Singing Bee, as well as the series Hole in the Wall.
In 2008, Luke discovered another hidden talent, and was crowned Dancing with the Stars champion, along with dancer and mentor Luda Kroitor.
Announced as the new host of The X Factor in 2010, the show went on to become one of the highest rating series on Australian TV and a huge commercial success with massive media coverage. Luke returned as host for The X Factor in its fourth series and finished hosting the seventh season in 2015 before moving to the US for 12 months to further his career.
In 2016 Luke travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montreal, Canada filming Channel Nine’s primetime special Run Away with Cirque Du Soleil.
In 2017, returning to Australia Luke hosted the premiere season of Channel 7’s new primetime show, Instant Hotel.
As a spokesperson and ambassador, Luke has worked with varied brands including Woolworths, Telstra, Ronald McDonald House, SunRice, and Purina.
An extremely accomplished MC, known for his engaging personality and his ability to ad lib under pressure. Luke has hosted many major events ranging from Race Days at Randwick to Carols in the Domain