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Clarke Gayford


After graduating from New Zealand Broadcasting School, Clarke Gayford created student show Cow TV. Presenting gigs followed for music channel C4, United Travel Getaway, and Extraordinary Kiwis. In 2016 he swapped his microphone for a speargun to launch Fish of the Day, a Choice TV show about his lifelong passion. In 2017 Gayford became NZ’s 'first bloke', when partner Jacinda Ardern became Prime Minister.

I know people waiting for that day when they will be 65 and successful ... They go to work before the light comes up, they're not happy in their jobs, they've over-leveraged into a mortgage they can't afford ... and you go, 'well, how successful are you?' Because on Wednesday it was a nice day and I went fishing. Clarke Gayford in The NZ Herald, 18 July 2016