Our funny and sharp witted Half Egyptian, Half Irish presenter has been a truly exciting talent in TV and Radio for nearly ten years.
Baz’s most recent adventure saw him take his 70-year-old mammy Nancy on a whirlwind journey around the world for a brand new Sky 1 show, 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy. In the six part series Baz and his mammy Nancy embarked on a variety of adventures from skydiving to alligator wrangling in Africa, Asia and the USA.
He will present the brand new series, The Fanatics, on Sky 1 in January 2015. The series celebrates the most passionate, utterly obsessed and fantastically devoted people. Their obsessions are all-consuming. Their infatuation is deep-rooted. Their knowledge is unparalleled. And now these super fans will do battle in a high-tension, high-stakes game show that puts their knowledge to the ultimate test to crown only one player The Fanatics.
He burst onto the scene presenting on the wildly energetic and hugely successful hit comedy/travel series How Low Can You Go? on RTÉ Two which ran for five seasons. He then wrote and starred in the spin of series How Low Reality before appearing as a celebrity coach on the hit series Celebrity Bainesteoir, displaying a softer more serious side of his character people had seldom seen.
Travel has always played a prominent role in our "cheeky boy next door" presenter so it was no surprise he went on to become such a popular addition on RTÉ One's long running travel series No Frontiers. Baz then presented the high rating live TV reality series Fáilte Towers. The final episode pulled in over one million viewers on RTÉ One.
From strength to strength Baz began his first solo project. The documentary led presenter began delving into the weird and the wonderful. From witches to biker gangs and from eccentrics to people who lived only on road kill with his brilliant and insightful series BAZ's Culture Clash on RTÉ Two. He very quickly cemented himself as a serious and charming presenter who could build rapport with just about anyone while having a lot of laughs along the way.
In the interim he became a popular pundit on many TV and Radio shows before being a choice fill in presenter on the most popular shows, filling in for Daragh O'Briain on the cult panel show aptly named The Panel and also filling in on The Daily Show on RTÉ One.
On radio, he regularly presented on RTÉ 2FM’s Gerry Ryan Show as well as being a regular pundit on Newstalk’s Orla Barry Show. He has also displayed his unique comedic timing on a variety of other RTÉ radio programmes such as Ryan Tubridy and Derek Mooney, as well asSpin 1038 and Today FM.
With no time to stop Baz began his next project Baz's Extreme Worlds traveling to a maximum security prison in Oklahoma, trekking through the Arctic and working on a Trawler ship in Ireland. He also shadowed the Fire department of New York City and the Irish Army in Chad. He was as mad as he was funny so it was no surprise the series went down so well!
He arrived back from his hit series and began his own weekend breakfast show on radio with his co presenter Lucy Kennedy for the national broadcaster RTÉ 2FM called the Baz and Lucy Breakfast Show.
In 2012, he returned once again and began the second series of his must see antics on Baz's Extreme Worlds, heading off to live with the Remote Suri Tribe of Ethiopia and wrestling alligators in Denver to name a few of his insane antics. To no surprise the series had been a huge success once again for him!
With more of the same lined up it looks like this presenter is going from strength to strength and our boy next door has grown into a very, very accomplished and completely unique talent. His relaxed comedy, style and energy as a broadcaster makes him, very much, one of a kind.
See below for some clips from "Baz's Extreme Worlds"