Kris Smith is the popular presenter of the global reality show Insight and has guest-starred on television programs including The Project, The Circle and Rugby League Superstar. He is the high profile ambassador of Myer alongside former Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins. A model and former professional athlete, Kris Smith represented Great Britain against France and a number of other leading UK clubs in rugby league.
Kris Smith is an engaging and energetic MC – the perfect host to capture your audience’s attention at corporate and public events, and fundraisers.
Originally hailing from Manchester, Kris Smith came to Australia in 2008. With his good looks and down to earth personality, he quickly carved out a successful career as a model and television presenter in his adopted home.
Kris appeared on a variety of television programs in Australia and in June 2013, became co-host of Channel 7’s national afternoon program -The Daily Edition.
In 2015, Kris took on a new role, travelling the world as host and presenter of the reality and factual television platform – Insight.
Prior to The Daily Edition, Kris regularly appeared on national television programs, featuring in both hosting and guest roles. In 2012, he was a guest commentator on the popular Network Ten program, Can of Worms and appeared on Foxtel’s Celebrity Come Dine with Me. This was alongside his appearances as a panel co-host on The Project with Charlie Pickering, Dave Hughes and Carrie Bickmore, and as a guest on the couch with the women from The Circle. In 2010, Kris won the role of co-host on Foxtel’s hit series, Football Superstar Series 3, and was a guest co-host on Australia’s Next Top Model with Sarah Murdoch.
Kris Smith is particularly well-known as the popular and long-standing male ambassador for Myer, a role for which he receives considerable media attention. As a model for Myer, Kris also appears at events around Australia. Kris is also a national Ambassador for Jaguar and for notable charities that include ‘Challenge’, which helps kids with cancer; ‘Genes for Jeans’, which promotes medical research into childhood diseases; and ‘Blue September’, which raises awareness of cancer amongst men.
Professionally, Kris Smith began his career as a Rugby League player, signing with Leeds at the age of 15 and going on to represent Great Britain against France and a number of other leading UK clubs. After retiring due to injury, Kris spent time working with underprivileged kids before signing with a leading UK Model Agency and embarking on his career change.
Kris Smith remains passionate about fitness and often shares his personal fitness and health philosophies and programs in magazines such as Men’s Health.