Travelling the country as an actor and television presenter, LUKE JACOBZ knows a thing or two about what makes a good hotel. Now he’s looking forward to putting those years of research to good use as host of Channel Seven’s new (competition) series, INSTANT HOTEL.
“I’ve stayed in some of the best and worst hotels in the world,” says Luke who returned from Los Angeles to host the series. “But I think even the most mediocre hotel rooms can be improved with the right personal touches.”
Luke is well-known to Australian audiences for his work on Home and Away, The X Factor and Dancing with the Stars, which he won in 2008.
Without doubt one of the most versatile all-rounder male talents currently on Australian television, Luke has an outstanding gift for hosting live television with an 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 appeared in some of Australia’s most iconic drama series.
Luke’s passion for acting started at an early age, performing in school musicals and plays, including lead roles in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Man of Steel in 1996 and 1997.
He came to the 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 the series The Big Arvo, Popstars Live, and Kellogg’s Iron Man series.
Luke made a return to acting in the much loved Aussie drama series McLeod’s Daughters as Patrick Brewer, appearing 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 quickly became a series regular, and in 2010 was nominated for a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor.
Also in 2008, Luke discovered another talent and was crowned Dancing with the Stars champion, along with dancer and mentor Luda Kroitor.
Luke hosted Channel Seven’s The X Factor from 2010 to 2015.