Welcome to the world of Maude Garrett

About me

G’DAY!

My name is Maude Garrett, and in short (even thought I’m quite tall) I’m a radio and TV presenter, geek blogger and columnist, writer, MC, professional photo bomber, music appreciator, epic prankster and, quite proudly so, video games addict.

My break in television was in 2005 after auditioning for Channel [V]‘s presenter search called ‘Fresh Meat’. Out of nearly 2500 hopefuls around Australia, I made it into the top 4 where I battled it out with the others on air in Sydney. Although I didn’t win, I managed to land a job on Nickelodeon hosting their popular local production called ‘Camp Orange’.

Fast forward to 2012, I’ve hosted four Camp Oranges (all Logie and Astra nominated – no biggie), three Orange Carpets for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Sarvo (Nickelodeon’s afternoon show) & ‘The Go Show’ (Nickelodeon’s music show) with my best friend Kyle Linahan, hosted Channel 9’s tech savvy reality games show called ‘The Pursuit’, hosting TVC’s for PLAY (new video game releaseson subscription television), wrote my very own gaming column for Dolly magazine and hosted the Hot30 Countdown each weeknight from 7.30-10pm around Australia! I’ve spent this year starting up a website/youtube called Geek Bomb – where I chat extensively about video games. Check it out at geekbomb.net . You can also see me on Weekend Sunrise every Sunday morning at 9.35am on the G-Gap panel.

NEW: This summer I’m taking over Jackie O for Take 40 Australia!

About me:

LIKES:

  • Video Games – Favourite of all time is Zelda: Ocarina of Time on Nintendo 64. Nothing has beaten this so far
  • Reading – I’ll easy read a book a week
  • Rice Bubbles
  • Finding hilarious youtube videos – look up Leeroy Jenkins!
  • Soaking up the sun (whilst slip slop slapping) at the beach
  • English Breakfast tea with milk and honey
  • Bright nail polish
  • Laughing loudly and uncontrollably
  • Courteous drivers
  • My gorgeous dog, Bella

DISLIKES:

  • Having to use a walk-through when I get so stuck in a game I want to cry (we all get to that point, right?)
  • Mushroom, beetroot, seafood, pork, ham, bacon… yeah I’m a fussy eater and I dislike that too
  • People who talk loudly during movies (though I find it ok to chat myself…hypocrite! )
  • Horror movies – all of them
  • People who trip over while walking and pretend it never happened… hello! I saw you!
  • Bad spelling. We’re in the spell check era and a red squiggly line tells you you’re wrong, so no excuse!

 

To contact me regarding hostings, MCing, questions, ideas, anything really, feel free to email my agency – mharvey@profiletalent.com.au and they’ll be sure to pass on the query.

 

43 responses

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  2. John

    I think you forgot “colour blind”. All those colour changes are damn hard to read!

    July 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm

  3. Mark Swailes

    Maude where are you? Miss you!!

    May 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  4. Reece

    You are the girl of my dreams lol..Seem so down to earth n gawjuz!

    April 12, 2012 at 10:43 pm

  5. Blayne

    Hi Maude,
    Thought I’d just let you know you’re awesome !
    Any fan of gaming and STAR WARS is alright in my books.
    I find that you being on the take 30 countdown makes the show engaging so good job.
    Since you’re a gamer and a STAR WARS fan I thought I’d recommend Star Wars The Old Republic to you.
    It’s a really awesome Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game which is due for release in march here in Aus, but if you order it from EB Games they can import a copy for you, I’ve got like the worst internet ever but the game still works fine, which I was amazed by.
    If you decide to pick the game up you should join a european server, i’ve been playing on one called baccas blade, the server usually has no more than about 80 when I’m on so there isn’t any lag.
    The game takes lplace thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader and the old republic has been invaded by the ancient sith empire, a war started and ended in the sacking of coruscant (similar to that in revenge of the sith) a treaty between the republic and the sith is signed and a sort of cold war begins and you start in the middle of this cold war.
    It is really,really awesome!
    So after that random geek attack, I’ll be going now, hope you continue your awesomeness, glad to have a fellow gamer on TV who is fine with being themselves , bye!

    January 15, 2012 at 11:55 am

  6. Sean

    Hey, seeing as you’re a gabe (gamer babe) I was wondering if you are going to play Star Wars: The Old Republic when it comes out?

    December 13, 2011 at 6:14 am

  7. newts

    hey maude,

    love the show, always listen to you and matty when i’m in the car. was gonna get your details off kyle but forgot and he’s overseas. laugh out loud stuff.

    cheers,

    matt

    November 19, 2011 at 5:34 am

  8. Gayna armstrong uk

    I thinks it’s great your a fellow female gamer there isn’t enough of us around.

    November 10, 2011 at 12:42 pm

  9. You were hilarous on Can of Worms

    August 23, 2011 at 5:39 am

  10. Adrian.

    I reckon you’d add so much to something like the 7PM project. You should email them or whatever you people do to get on other TV shows :P
    You are one of the coolest personalities to date, just throwing that in there.

    July 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm

  11. Hiya Maude. I cant believe your a gaming geek. Where have you been all my life? HEHE
    Anyway love your radio show. Listen everynight at work. You and Matty sound like best mates and that what I love about show. That and Holden McGroin HAHAHA. Love it.
    Anyways Your a babe. Hope to one day meet you online in a game so I can kick your ass…..hopefully,

    Cheers

    Andrew

    July 27, 2011 at 12:48 am

    • Anonymous

      Hello Andrew. I’m not Maude Garrett, but I agree with you.

      September 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm

  12. he he he just reading some of the posts… are you gonna be our next prime minister or something?? whats this all about?? careful with that carbon tax… :P
    xoJazz

    July 21, 2011 at 12:41 am

  13. Hi Maude, you were amazing last night on C.O.W!

    July 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm

  14. Ryan

    Still looking for a date? :P Don’t be shy now, come say hi. :)

    “Time passes, people move. Like a river’s flow, it never ends. A childish mind will turn to noble ambition. Young love will become deep affection. The clear water’s surface reflects growth. Now listen to the Serenade of water to reflect upon yourself.”

    July 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

  15. Matthew Wade

    Watched you on Can of Worms last night, a chick that likes video games ahh I think I’m in love!

    July 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

  16. Hello Maude Garrett,
    just saw you on can of worms… you were so funny… did you enjoy the show? how was old mister… shame about his foot in mouth syndrome lol…
    take care,
    Jazz

    July 18, 2011 at 11:26 pm

  17. Hey Maude,
    Just saw you on Can of Worms. Just though I’d say you’re pretty cute :)

    July 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm

  18. Christian

    Hi maude

    I have must have been living in a closet for the past few years as watching tonights can of worms was the first time I have come across you. Wow beautiful and hilarious. My kind of girl ;) Ever need a date (i an sure u have no problems there) I swear I am not bald and 200 kg. and yes you are the first celebrity I have stalked on the internet so congratulations. Great job on the show christian :)

    July 18, 2011 at 9:42 pm

  19. Zelda was way awesome, but doesn’t compare to Sega MasterSystem II’s Alex Kidd in Miracle World, much more awesome

    June 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm

  20. Irene

    Hey Maude,
    I listen to the Hot 30 countdown EVERY night.
    Can’t wait to hear EVERYTHING you did in LAS VEGAS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Irene

    June 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm

  21. Philip Tran

    I hope your buying the new Zelda Ocarina of time 3D on ds =P

    June 17, 2011 at 2:59 am

  22. Jason

    Hiya,

    You should buy one of these t-shirts:

    http://www.snorgtees.com/geek-is-the-new-sexy

    Cheers Maude

    Jason

    April 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

  23. Hello there Gorgous.
    Me and my brother from another mother watched ‘Talkin bout your gen’ last night and want to say how adorable and awesome your are!
    the fact that your a gamer just makes you even more amazing. To be honest we have a lil crush on you =P

    February 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

  24. Jubs

    Favourite game of all time is OoT? Likes Pokemon, FF, Mario Kart, GTA, Golden Sun? If you weren’t famous we’d be married already!

    Just saw you on Talkin’ bout your Generation, by far the best Gen Y representative to date. Good luck in the future!

    February 2, 2011 at 12:52 am

  25. Erin

    Maude you are an amazing person. My heart is with you and the floods. :)

    January 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

  26. Dear Maude,

    Uhm; I’m in love with you. Ha.
    But really.

    Cool thanks bye.

    January 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    • :D

      January 18, 2011 at 9:05 am

      • Anonymous

        “Here we go!”
        Who says that? Do you know?

        September 10, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      • Mario, Luigi, Toad & Peach?

        September 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      • Luke

        Zelda and Mario-my favourite games, nothing has not beaten these so far

        September 28, 2011 at 5:35 am

  27. I absolutely love your site! Had me entertained for far too long whilst at work hehe! Photo bombing, Star Wars & Leeroy Jenkins are awesome!! I admire you, down to earth, fun Australian gamer!! <3 I wish I had your job!! xD

    January 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm

  28. Long story short. I saw you on that terribly bad show talking about my generation and thought you where pretty hot. So doing what I do whenever I see a hot chick on tv I googled you and came across your blog. Which, unlucky, lead me to find out that your not a bacon fan. Massive turn =(

    October 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm

  29. Clint B

    So I just turned on the TV for the first time in weeks, figured TAYG might be ok for a few laughs. Didn’t know of you before (I’m 32, no pay tv), but you made it worth watching the box for an hour. Nice work wrestling Merv too haha. Hopefully we’ll get to see more of you, all the best, cheers, Clint.

    October 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

  30. Danniel =]

    ahaha hey don’t hate on the email… it made during the first teen years of my life thank you very much :)

    but HI! ahaha sorry usually you would start off with that but hey I forget kek.

    So you play wow huh? Mean! I know if i asked which server you probably wouldn’t wanna say… so i’ll just say hey instead :) “hey instead :)”

    anyway, hope your enjoying life… annnnnnd actually I would like to ask how would one get into the line of careering that you do…?? Journalism that is =] i find it awesome that you get to play and then write about games for a living!!

    anyway i’m outties drop a line on fB if ya like ahaha probably not but hey :D peace =]

    October 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

  31. brooke

    all round you are a LEGEND!

    July 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm

  32. kayla

    why aren’t u doing camp orange any more i thourt u were awsome on camp orange =(

    July 19, 2010 at 9:23 pm

  33. Jacqui

    ^^^^^ Looks like someone got in before Maude could! DAMN YOU JULIA GILLARD DAMN YOU!!!

    July 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm

  34. Dean

    Leeroy Jenkins!!!!

    June 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

  35. Lara

    Hey
    I saw you in Dolly and it said that you were helping set up a Harry Potter event thing at Sydney Uni on the 4th of July and i was wondering if anyone can just come and what are the details?! :)

    Thankyou:)

    June 19, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    • Hey Lara! I’ll write up a massive blog soon with all the details! Thanks for reading :)

      June 19, 2010 at 11:05 pm

  36. Jelena

    Dear Maude
    Just would like to congratulate you on your remarkable career and life.

    You are a beautiful and intelligent young woman and never stop being yourself as you are definitely mature beyond your years! Maybe you should become Australia’s first woman Prime Minister!

    Wish you all the best in whatever you pursue in the future.

    Jelena of Canberra

    May 20, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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