Jason Gardiner

Primetime entertainment broadcaster for television

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Jason is a renowned television broadcaster, performer and choreographer. Originally from Melbourne, Australia Jason began his professional career in the original Australian cast of 42nd Street at the age of 16 and has since gone on to perform in over 20 award-winning musicals including West Side Story, Cats, Dames At Sea, Oklahoma, Anything Goes, Chicago, Pippin and My Fair Lady.

As a choreographer he has worked with some of the industry’s biggest names including Pink, Dame Shirley Bassey, Kylie, Cher, Bjork, Roseanne Barr and Sir Elton John. His choreography received critical praise for the Raindance Film Festival favourite, Meet Pursuit Delange. He has starred as Abanazar in Aladdin for Qdos and received great reviews and broke box-office records in Bill Kenwright’s panto, Jack and the Beanstalk for his portrayal of Fleshcreep.

Jason featured in ten series as a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice which made him a household name in the UK. His sartorial style earned him a place on ITV’s This Morning as their fashion presenter. His roles as the culture expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy UK, a permanent panelist on Ultimate Shopper for TLC Network and the UK presenter on Red Carpet Moments for E! Entertainment gained him an international audience.

In 2014 Jason launched The Rabbit Hole Group his creative production and design company that created and currently in co-production with Baby Cow Productions for a brand new television musical-comedy series for Netflix.

Always craving new experiences, Jason was deployed on an island off the coast of Belize for Discovery UK’s Alone In The Wild, to see if he could survive without anyone or anything (including food or water), and film his experience completely on his own. He recently turned his hand to cooking with Marco Pierre White on board The Britannia in the travel cookery series Battlechefs for WatchTV and was crowned Battlechef Champion. He was then was invited by Bear Grylls to take part in Mission Survive for ITV1 that saw him complete the gruelling expedition and become the only man to remain in the final.

As a fitness fanatic he believes that age shouldn’t define what you can and can’t do in life. When he turned 40, he auditioned and secured a place on the adult programme at The National Centre for Circus Arts where he specialises in aerial rope.

Jason Gardiner is the show’s Simon Cowell.

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