Tony Dortie

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Clement Anthony Dortie
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Tony Dortie in Malibu
BornJuly 1973
London, England
OccupationTelevision presenter, writer, MC
Website http://www.tttentertains.com/

Clement Anthony Dortie (Born July 1973 [1] ) is a British TV personality. He set up his own production company called Triple T Entertainment. [2] He has appeared on various popular entertainment networks such as BBC, Music Box, ITV (Schofield's Quest), [3] British Film Institute, MTV, BBC World Service, 3e (Glam Slam) [4] and various others as a host.

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Early life

Dortie was born in London and grew up in Lewes, Sussex. He later attributes his out-going personality to his mixed childhood of Sussex Countryside and Inner City London combining a Broadcasting career with charity work. [5]

Whilst at school, Dortie was a contributor to Music Box where he started his on screen broadcast career. Moving on to work for Children's BBC UP2U and then joining Ant & Dec, Zoë Ball and Peter Andre as one of the 1990s hosts of Top of the Pops. His Marmite style of presenting by talking with many inner city urban phrases, such 'Peace out' 'Laterz' and 'Respect', was not to everyone's taste and earned mixed and often critical reviews. [6]

Dortie set up his own production company called Djem Productions Ltd. [7]

Television format creation

Dortie enjoyed his first breakthrough from creating and writing TV formats with the show, TXTC, [8] which was broadcast first in Thailand, and then many other Asian countries. In 2004, TXTC was nominated for an Asian TV Award for best game show source. [9] Dortie next wrote Chain Reaction for Fox8 in Australia hosted by Mieke Buchan.

His writing skills caught the attention of FremantleMedia, and then 2waytraffic, [10] where he enjoyed success with TXTC. [11]

MC and Red Carpet host

A chance meeting with the UK team behind G-Unit led Dortie into becoming an MC and appearing regularly as the Saturday night host of Madnights at "Cirque at the Hippodrome", as well as touring internationally. During this time he worked on stage with Pharrell, Akon, Simon Webbe, Lethal Bizzle, D12, Flawless and hosted a live Pimp My Ride International with Xzibit.

Under the banner of his new company Triple T Entertainment (referred to commonly as TTT), Dortie wrote and created for ITV2 Million Dollar Babes. [12] Broadcast Magazine Million Dollar Babes

Coupled with this activity in 2006, Dortie also started hosting and producing Red Carpet events, which received a certain amount of celebrity response and media coverage.

Under TTT, Dortie also has developed and contributed celebrity marketing strategies, ideas and plans for many global brands and celebrities including Girls Aloud, Carlton Cole, MG Cars, Lindsay Lohan, Pepsi, and BlackBerry.

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