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One of NZ's most respected and talented entertainment personalities.


Dominic Bowden has been at the forefront of television in New Zealand for more than 15 years, becoming a household name when he hosted NZ Idol.

Current work
Dominic is currently the face of Hollywood Entertainment for the Sky Network in New Zealand, travelling the world from Cannes to the Oscars, interviewing the biggest stars on the planet, as well as the host of The X Factor, the biggest singing competition ever in New Zealand.

Dominic has graced the covers of magazines, hosted his own successful national radio show and has interviewed everyone from Brad Pitt and Beyonce, to Will Smith and Lady Gaga.

The call to Los Angeles saw him selected as the first ever Kiwi personality to front a live prime-time Network show for Fox hosting The Next Great American Band, Fremantle's spin-off of American Idol. He received rave reviews in both trade magazines, with the Hollywood Reporter saying “Host Dominic Bowden, who has similar duties on New Zealand's 'Idol', is fresher and more at ease than his American Idol counterpart, Ryan Seacrest”. From this opportunity, he has worked on E!, The TV Guide Network, MTV, FOX, VH1, CNN, HLN, Lifetime, TNT and ad-hoc radio such as KISS FM with Ryan Seacrest. He worked in America as a backstage host on the biggest LIVE show on US Television, DWTS with a weekly audience of 17 million people. He's the first and only kiwi face on the E! Channel in Los Angeles.

This has also lead to opportunities behind the camera, working across the full spectrum of non-scripted television, from employment on American Idol and The Voice, to travelling extensively throughout the US on The Supernanny.

MC experience
As for LIVE television, Dominic has hosted every major event in New Zealand, from the Film and Television Awards to the Music Awards and everything in between. Dominic has shown through his vast experiences that he is truly versatile and one of the country's most respected and talented television personalities. Dominic has been voted as one of New Zealand's most beloved celebrities, five years in a row at the Woman's Day Peoples Choice Awards.

Dominic was fantastic, he brought a fresh, fun energy to the event, which our attendees thoroughly enjoyed. He was incredibly generous, both in the planning phase and also on the night. He spent a couple of hours with us in a briefing session where we were impressed with how much care he put into understanding our organisation, the event attendees and what we were trying to achieve. He was very enthusiastic in sharing fantastic ideas and suggestions for how to make the event a success. On the night he was very generous in chatting with our attendees and accommodating numerous selfies! Sovereign
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