Who Is Don Burke?
Donald William Burke OAM is a television presenter, producer, author, and horticulturist from Australia. He is best known as the longtime host of Burke’s Backyard, a lifestyle program produced by his wife’s company CTC Productions, that aired on the Nine Network from 1987 to late 2004. He was also behind creating the garden makeover show Backyard Blitz, which starred former colleague Jamie Durie.
What Happened To Don Burke?
Don Burke was one of Australia’s most powerful men in the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. Burke’s Backyard, his popular gardening show, was a rating juggernaut for the Nine Network until it was abruptly canceled in 2004. But, according to a significant Fairfax Media/ABC investigation, those who worked with Burke claim he was a “psychotic bully,” a “misogynist,” and a “sexual predator” who indecently assaulted, sexually harassed, and bullied several female employees.
Who Is Don Burke Wife?
Don and his wife Marea Burke have been married for over 50 years. She is the CEO of the couple’s media company, CTC Productions, which has produced several successful lifestyle and home renovation shows. Marea also collaborated with Burke’s Backyard magazine, which was canceled in 2013. Famously private about their personal lives, the couple gave a rare glimpse into their world in 2015.
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How Old Is Don Burke?
In addition to Burke’s Backyard, CTC Productions also produced the popular home improvement shows Backyard Blitz and Renovation Rescue.Don, now 75, is a well-known television host, producer, author, environmental activist, landscaper, and budgie breeder. Don Burke is currently working on several environmental campaigns.
Where Is Don Burke Now?
Celebrity gardener Don Burke has won a “pyrrhic victory” in a defamation action brought by a woman who accused him of inappropriate behavior after the ACT Supreme Court ruled that allegedly defamatory comments he made had limited credibility. Wendy Dent, a journalist, filed a defamation suit against Mr. Burke after he denied allegations that he had asked her to audition for his popular television show Burke’s Backyard topless in an interview with Channel 9’s A Current Affair.
When Did The Show Burke’s Backyard Finish?
Burke’s Backyard was axed from the Nine Network in 2004 by a television executive after 17 years, a decision he called “stupid” at the time. While the exact reason for the show’s cancellation is unknown, the previous speculation has included a drop in ratings and challenging behavior from some involved. Don Burke continues to run Burke’s Backyard website and social media accounts and hosts Burke’s Backyard radio segments.
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