Luke Jacob Ashwood
14 February 1981
|Occupation||Actor, television presenter|
Luke Jacobz (born Luke Jacob Ashwood; 14 February 1981, Sydney) is an Australian actor and television presenter.
He appeared in a high school production of The Man of Steel in 1995. He came to public attention when he starred as Zac Croft for two years on the Australian teen drama television series Heartbreak High . He later moved on to hosting television programs such as The Big Arvo and Popstars Live .
Jacobz made a return to acting in McLeod's Daughters as Patrick Brewer, appearing on the show between 2005 and 2008.He also appeared in a six-month recurring role as Angelo Rosetta in Home and Away , where after becoming a viewer favourite, he was then upgraded to series regular.
In 2008, Jacobz was crowned Dancing with the Stars champion along with dancer and mentor Luda Kroitor.
Jacobz hosted seasons 2 through to 7 of The X Factor , from 2010 to 2015.
Jacobz returned to television in 2017 to host Instant Hotel.
In 2019, Jacobz was a contestant in the fifth Australian season of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
From August 13 2020 he returned to Home and Away, again playing Angelo Rosetta in a recurring role. He will depart the series on 26 November 2020.
In 2010, Jacobz was nominated for the Silver Logie Award for the most popular actor for his role on Home and Away .
"Jacobz" is a screen name, derived from adding a 'z' to the actor's middle name of Jacob. Jacobz dated his Dancing with the Stars partner Luda Kroitor in 2009, but the relationship ended some time later. He has one brother (Ben Ashwood), mother (Sue Ashwood) and deceased father (John Ashwood).
Jacobz was charged with drink driving on 31 May 2015 in Sydney, returning a 0.116 reading, well above the 0.05 limit.In court, he pleaded guilty and lost his licence for 12 months and was fined AU$700.
|1998–99||Heartbreak High||Zac Croft||Regular Cast Member|
|2001–05||The Big Arvo||Presenter|
|2005–09||McLeod's Daughters||Patrick Brewer||Season 5 (guest); Seasons 6–8 (regular)|
|2008||The Singing Bee||Himself||Contestant|
|2008||Hole in the Wall||Himself||Guys Vs Gals, On Guys Team|
|2008/2021||Dancing with the Stars||Himself||Winner of Season 8 Season 18 All Star|
|2008–11, 2020||Home and Away||Angelo Rosetta||Seasons 21–24 (regular); Season 33 (recurring)|
|2009||Beauty and the Geek Australia||Judge||1 Episode|
|2010–15||The X Factor (Australia)||Host||Seasons 2–7|
|2017||Instant Hotel||Host||Season 1|
|2019||I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!||Himself||Contestant|
|2019||The Proposal||Host||Season 1 (8 episodes)|
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Season 8 (Late 2008 with Luda Kroitor)
Adam Brand & Jade Hatcher