2012 started with a bang as McMullen debuted on his first UK primetime slot on BBC1 as host of the extremely popular Saturday night live entertainment show, The Magicians Following last year’s ratings success, the 2012 series of The Magicians was extended to six 75-minute shows with audience numbers over 6 million.
In 2011, NBC snatched up Darren as host of the new American summer adventure dating show Love in the Wild filmed in the jungle of Costa Rica which went to air in the US and on CTV in Canada. The show is a mash up of Survivor and The Bachelor, with a little Temptation Island sprinkled on top and was a ratings smash.
2012 and 2013 saw McMullen serve as host on The Voice Australia, Nine Network’s reality vocal competition series that searches for the nation’s best voice.
Scottish-born and Australian-raised, McMullen began his career hosting a monthly car show called Ignition. It was an absolute hit with car lovers and a great jump start to his career in front of the camera. McMullen’s next job on the box was hosting Arena TV’s Exclusive, a show that he helped create.