James Kerley

Youth presenter, MC, event host

James Kerley is a popular and charismatic presenter, who has had an incredibly diverse career on radio and television.

James plays the ‘evil game show host’ in the The Comedy Channel’s hugely successful Balls of Steel. He also hosts The Maz & Kerley Show on Nova 969 in Sydney along with the national iTunes countdown show.

His strong MC’ing skills and natural comedic style have seen him co-host events as big as the 5000-strong crowd at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards as well as corporate events for Adidas, Nintendo, Cleo’s swimsuit parties and more. He was also a guest presenter at the 2008 Aria Awards.

While James Kerley may currently be better known in the youth market, his cheeky style ensures that he is popular with all age groups.

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James began his career as co-host of the popular Sarvo show on Nickelodeon (Foxtel). In 2006, he landed a role on Australia’s premier music channel, Channel [V] (Foxtel), interviewing international stars including Silverchair, The Prodigy, Fergie and Jessica Alba.

While there, James also co-hosted and co-wrote the hilarious Dave and Kerley Show, highlighting his comic acting, writing and development abilities. In 2007 and 2008 he hit the road with the ‘Big Day Out’ five-city tour presenting a series of pre-recorded and live shows interviewing band and punters and all things rock ‘n’ roll.

More recently James hosted Network Ten’s daily entertainment program, Taken Out, the behind-the-scenes ‘rockumentary’ series Hanging With, and created, named, developed and presented the music travel program B430 in conjunction with Channel [V].

In 2010 James co-hosted Nova’s National Nights and Channel [V]’s hugely popular trivia game show Cash Cab, and hosted Australia Smashes Guinness World Records on Channel Seven.

James Kerley is also a talented writer, with articles published in Cleo magazine, and a regular contributor to various Australian music publications. Showing a different side of himself, James was also a finalist in Cleo Bachelor of the Year 2008. He has also appeared in a number of TV series, commercials and short films.


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