Getting to know showbiz reporter and red carpet promoter Mark Boardman

Mark Boardman has been on the red carpet scene for more than 20 years, so here are some fabulous facts about the star who is best known for his warm, outgoing and bubbly personality on TV & Radio, besides promoing London film premieres.

Mark started out is media career meeting celebrities, attending gigs and writing reviews for local press before being a regular radio guest for stations including LBC, Absolute radio, Vibe Fm and the BBC before venturing into TV appearing as a guest on The One Show, ITV, Sky News and This Morning.

He has also starred in the west end, been a judge on national talent shows, set trends online and starred on CNN. As a popular culture and consumer expert he often is asked for his opinion and has contributed to Newsweek, Buzzfeed and digital media amongst many other press publications.

What’s inspired you to be worked in media?

“I’ve always loved music and movies and started off very young attending various events from theatre shows to participating in football schools (being coached by sporting legends).

When did you start taking social media seriously?

“I started off very early on with Youtube as I was filming a TV show with Channel 4, presenting alongside Dave Berry, The TV series Homemade ran for 6 episodes (I was asked to do one episode) and due to popular demand, featured in the whole series, that was between 2006-2007, I also joined Twitter in 2011 and was gaining major popularity and was asked to be verified, anyway I sent off my passport via fax back then but it it never was delivered, looking back I could have gotten where I wanted much sooner and done alot more TV with the tick”

My main focus has always been the brand and website over social media. I love the support I get and probably respons to 300+ Dm’s a day from people seeking advise as to “how to meet a particular celebrity, or get tickets to…and so on”.

What’s your favorite social media platform?

I make so much content for other sites then I am loving the consume content on IG and TikTok.

If you could collaborate with two influencers who would they be?

I have a couple of influencers who have done alot of work for me over the years, all were unknown at the time but Adam Oakley I discovered many years ago and he did some live interviewing for me and is not known name in the world of tikok.

You have been campaigning about the music industry lately too?

Yes, having worked and nurtured so much music talent and being awarded sever; prestigious awards for my work in music and as a charity camaigner, it’s disappointing to hear what bad deals some of the newer stars have signed. It stems much depper than bad management and is spread across the music and movie industry. Fashion and modelling is also affected. Some are expected to work for free or given a tiny percentage of profits and are expected to just accept it. I wanted to be part of the change and am working ad advocating the issues, raising awareness and championing the distrupers so we can improve the conditions of employment at a high level.

Where do you see yourself two years from now?

“In a better position than what I am at the moment though I have 17 freelancers and a small team and can barely make time for anything else at London-based PR agency With millions of visitors viewing our daily content we are planning up to May 2023 already.”

Tell me 5 things people may now know about you and what you do?

  • I’ve met (spoke too, inteviewed, shook hands, photopgraphed) over 5000 celebrities
  • My most met celebs are Denise Van Outen, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Lee Evans and Tom Cruise.
  • I have visitied over 25 countries.
  • Booked stars for BGT, X Factor, I’m A Celeb and many other shows
  • Circa 150 radio apperances under my belt talking showbiz news, movie reviews across local and national radio.

What’s your favorite song out right now?

I listen to more artists than particlar songs but listen across a range of hits from the 60’s to present day. Here in the office, the team and I are sent dozens of new songs each week.

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?

Anywhere hot would be nice!

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Lee Clarke
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