Celebrity available for hire, based in Victoria
Ed Phillips has graced Australian television and radio for more than twenty years. His warm and charming personality has made him one of Australia’s most recognised and respected celebrities.
Most recently Ed was host of Temptation, a national nightly quiz show on Channel Nine, and was part of a select group including Tony Barber and Glenn Ridge as only the third host of the most successful and longest running quiz show in Australia.
Ed began his broadcasting career in 1988 with Triple M and remained with the station until 1997.
During his time with Triple M he also hosted Pot of Gold on Channel 10.
In 1997 Ed worked as a sports presenter for Channel Nine – as a keen sportsman himself it was a dream job.
But the chance to host a radio show on Melbourne’s TTFM – now Mix 101.1 – with his future Temptation host, Livinia Nixon, was too good a chance to pass up and the pair worked together on the afternoon show until 2000.
He became a senior presenter on Australia’s Weather Channel before joining Temptation with Livinia in 2005.
During the show’s four-year run Ed appeared on our screens five nights a week.
A hallmark of the show was Ed’s warm rapport with the contestants and amazing ability to put them at ease - despite the intensity of the show.
His quick wit, mega-watt smile and sense of humour have all contributed to Ed Phillips’ success as a presenter and in demand corporate speaker. Ed is actively involved in the community, and continues to support several children’s charities.
He regularly MCs major community events and functions.
Melbourne born and educated, Ed now lives in Sydney with his family where he regularly participates in cycling and triathlons.
Ed is available for corporate functions and events.
"Just wanted to send through a huge thank you.
Today’s Geography Competition was a phenomenal success. Watching Ed on stage was like sitting in a television masterclass. His engaging performance and affability came up brilliantly on camera. He had an easy, inclusive energy that put both contestants and audience at ease (soothing those teenage nerves isn’t easy to do). He even knew most of the crew’s names by the end of the day – the sign of a true professional.
Not to mention the fact he went above and beyond the call of duty to work the room at the VIP luncheon afterwards which was hugely appreciated. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and is definitely one quiz master we’ll be calling on again." Marcus Cammack, National Geographic Channel's Australian Geography Competition