Darren Kennedy is a popular television presenter, MC and red-carpet host, online influencer and fashion writer.
Most recently, Darren guest presented on TV3’s Xpose alongside Glenda Gilson. Prior to this, he was resident style presenter on ITV 1’s flagship show ‘This Morning’, and presenter of celebrity entertainment series #Trending on RTE.
He has appeared on ITV2’s Xtra Factor, Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, BBC’s BAFTA Film Award: Red Carpet’ and hosted the red carpet at the Irish Film and Television Awards. Internationally, he presented live on US networks FOX, ABC, OXYGEN, The CW and E! UK to a combined audience over of 160 million.
Darren has a knack for putting people instantly at ease, evident in his first major documentary ‘Gay Daddy’ (developed and authored by Darren) which was broadcast to critical acclaim and trended worldwide on Twitter. His series ‘The Unemployables’ (think Benefits Street meets The Undatables) which he co-devised and presented, was nominated for best new TV format at the European Broadcasting Union Awards.
Darren’s quick wit and ability to think on his feet and build a rapport with audiences means he is in demand for hosting live events. He has hosted for the British Fashion Council, GQ, Lancôme, BAFTA, various movie premieres and the VIP Style Awards. Most recently, he had the privilege of hosting the UK launch of the new Hugo Boss fragrance alongside Hollywood actor Gerard Butler. David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Emma Watson, Tommy Hilfiger, Ronaldo, David Gandy and Saoirse Ronan are just a few of the household names he has interviewed on the red carpet.
Outside of TV, Darren is an accomplished writer and entrepreneur. He writes a regular column for Telegraph Men, the Irish Independent and the Sunday World. He has a passion for style and his design collaboration with master tailor Louis Copeland, known for a healthy dollop of old-school swag, has produced six sell-out suit collections.
Darren holds a first-class honors degree in International Business & Languages and is a fluent French speaker. His other passions include travel, fitness & wellbeing and animals.
His popularity online and influence on his followers across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, sees fashion and lifestyle brands collaborate regularly with him including Nespresso, Primark, Top Man and Cherry Wood to name just a few.