Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy (born 12 January 1981)[1] is an Irish television presenter[2] and entrepreneur from Dublin [3], now based in London.[4] He has worked for RTE, ITV, BBC and Channel 5[5]. In 2019, he was a contestant on Dancing With The Stars Ireland[6].

Darren Kennedy
Born (1981-01-12) 12 January 1981
ResidenceDublin, Ireland
London, United Kingdom
EducationDublin Institute of Technology, University of Bordeaux, Central St Martins
OccupationTV presenter, stylist, Entrepreneur
Years active2006–present
EmployerRTE, BBC, ITV
Height6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)



Kennedy was reporter on the Gerry Ryan show 2FM and Operation Transformation on RTÉ One,[7] and hosted celebrity entertainment series #Trending on RTÉ 2 [8] and regularly presented on ITV 1’s This Morning[9] alongside Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield. He co-created and presented ‘Gay Daddy’,[10][11] and co-presented and devised ‘The Unemployables’ series with Jennifer Maguire[12].

He was a celebrity contestant on Dancing With The Stars 2019 with pro dancer Karen Byrne.


He designed a menswear collection in collaboration with Louis Copeland over 6 seasons.[13]. He is a brand ambassador for the UK highstreet optician Specsavers.[14][15] He is founder of Men's skincare and grooming brand Kennedy & Co[16].


  1. https://herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/i-owe-it-all-to-gerry-says-gay-daddy-star-darren-28848519.html
  2. "Darren Kennedy". IMDb. Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  3. "What makes a man? Darren Kennedy shares his personal journey". Independent.ie. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  4. "The Unemployables". RTÉ. 22 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. "Darren Kennedy co-hosts TV3's Xposé". 3 July 2017. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. "'I've had an amazing journey' - stylist Darren Kennedy becomes third celebrity to leave DWTS". Independent.ie. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  7. "I owe it all to Gerry, says Gay Daddy star Darren". Evening Herald. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  8. "Renaissance man: How Darren Kennedy is #trending". The Irish Independent. 19 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  9. "Kimberley Walsh's Star Wardrobe". This Morning ITV.com. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  10. "Darren Kennedy stunned after 'Gay Daddy' documentary goes viral". Irish Independent. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  11. "I'm 31, gay and I'm ready to be a father". Irish Independent. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  12. "The Unemployables review - 'If your tastes run to arts docs you'll think it's mushy crapola, if not you'll enjoy it fine'". Independent.ie. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  13. "Darren Kennedy and that Louis Copeland collection". Irish Times. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  14. "Darren Kennedy recommends". Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  15. "Introducing Darren Kennedy Recommends collection at Specsavers". Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  16. Kennedy, Laura. "Best beauty product of 2018 –'It makes skin look airbrushed and candlelit'". The Irish Times. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
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