Luke is without doubt one of the most versatile ‘all-rounder’ male talents currently on Australian TV. He has an outstanding gift for hosting live TV due to his ability to think on his feet whilst millions of viewers are watching him, and not lose a beat in his delivery. He is equally talented as an actor and has had major roles in prestigious Australian dramas and has a key role in a feature film due for release in 2014.
Luke’s passion for acting started at an early age and he 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.
He came to public attention when he starred as Zac Croft for two years on the Australian teen drama television series Heartbreak High. He later moved on to hosting television programs such as series The Big Arvo and Popstars Live and 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.
In 2008, Luke was signed to a six-month recurring role in Home and Away as Angelo Rosetta. A hit with viewers, Luke was upgraded to series regular, and in 2010 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.
Also in 2008, Luke discovered another talent, and was crowned Dancing with the Stars champion, along with dancer and mentor Luda Kroitor.
In 2010, Luke was announced as the new host of The X Factor. 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 the fourth series, and is currently hosting the fifth series which is on air now through to November 2013.
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.
TV & Acting Roles
The X Factor – Host 2011-Present
Dancing with the Stars – Contestant and Winner 2008
McLeod’s Daughters – as Patrick Brewer 2005- 2009
Home and Away – as Angelo Rosetta 2008-2011
Hole in the Wall – Host 2008
Kellogg’s Iron Man – Host 2004 & 2005
Popstars Live – Host 2004
Heartbreak High – as Zac Croft 1998-99