In March 2008 it was revealed Mark had been had been dumped as a judge for Australian Idol, allowing the program to go back to its original format of three judges.
In August 2007, Mark revealed he and his wife had been targets of unsuccessful Australian Idol contestants. Mark went to the police after numerous prank calls in the night, and also revealed that during previous seasons of the show, he had sustained damage to his car.
Mark is an Australian singer and television personality.
Mark uses the phrase "Touchdown!" on Australian Idol.
Mark finished his law degree in 1999.
Mark: (on being dumped from "Australian Idol") The four judges thing I found difficult. Everything was rushed. Someone had to go.
Mark: (asked if the "Australian Idol" judges were too tough on the contestants) Did we go too far? That's probably fair comment. It's part of the process weeding out the wheat from the chaff and sometimes, yes, we probably did go over the top. But the audience loved it and 1.5 million viewers chose to watch us rather than watching people have their baggage checked for drugs (Border Security]
Mark (said to Ricky Muscat on Australian Idol): You're trying for Kayne West, but you look more Trev West from Werribee to me.