television presenter, entrepreneur, podcaster, and style expert with bags of energy and Irish charm
Television presenter, entrepreneur and style expert Darren Kennedy is one of the UK & Ireland's most exciting TV presenters, with bags of energy and Irish charm. Born in Dublin, Kennedy has made a name for himself presenting shows for the BBC, ITV and RTE.
He was a celebrity contestant on Ireland’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars” and has a background in developing unscripted programming, co-creating shows such as “The Unemployables”, “Like A Virgin” and "The Secret Life of Celebrity Pets”.
Most recently Kennedy was part of the on-screen hosting team on BBC One's Primetime "You Are What You Wear” as well as being a regular face on ITV’s “This Morning” and “Lorraine”.
His first documentary, "Gay Daddy" (created and developed by Kennedy) was broadcast to critical acclaim, trended world-wide on Twitter and was described as a “watershed moment” in Irish TV history marking the first time the subject of same sex parenting was presented on primetime television. His series, "The Unemployables,” which he co-created, developed and co-hosted, was nominated for Best New TV Format at the European Broadcasting Union Awards.
Kennedy is a sought-after live events host and MC for prestigious events, gala evenings and award ceremonies and has hosted for BAFTA, GQ, British Fashion Council and London Fashion Week. He has collaborated with global brands such as Hugo Boss, Grey Goose, Haig Club, Kiehl’s, Nespresso, La Mer, BMW, and Samsung.
In 2018 he established Kennedy & Co, an award-winning, best-selling skincare and grooming line for men. In 2023, Kennedy launched his highly anticipated podcast “The Number with Darren Kennedy” which is quickly becoming a top show on the Apple Podcasts charts.
He is a Contributing Editor to Sunday Independent where he writes a weekly column on home interiors and is Men’s Editor at Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine.
Kennedy holds a first-class honors degree in International Business & Languages and speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish and Portuguese.