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What happened to the host of Perfect Match? Greg Evans resurfaces on Sky

Greg Evans was one of Australia’s most popular television hosts. 

In the 1980s, the 69-year-old was the face of Perfect Match, the country’s most beloved dating show. 

On Monday, the star emerged in a new advertisement for Super Sleeper Pro mattresses, which aired on Sky. 

Greg Evans has emerged in a new advertisement for Super Sleeper Pro mattresses, which aired on Sky on Monday (pictured) 

‘I thought I had a pretty good mattress, but when the Super Sleeper arrived, it rejuvenated me,’ he said in the commercial. 

‘It’s like a brand new bed, and my sleep is better than it’s ever been,’ he added, patting the mattress he was sitting on. 

The silver fox has barely changed from his days as a primetime television host, still sporting the same good looks and charisma that made him a fan favourite.

In the 1980s, the 69-year-old was the face of Perfect Match (pictured), the country's most beloved dating show

In the 1980s, the 69-year-old was the face of Perfect Match (pictured), the country’s most beloved dating show

Greg hosted Perfect Match on Channel Ten between 1984 and 1989, overseeing the union of thousands of couples. 

Evans was signed by Channel Nine on a huge contract but the network could not find the right program to showcase his talent and he returned to Ten. 

After a break in 1990, the show returned in 1991, now called Blind Date, again with household name Evans at the forefront.  

Collectively, Greg hosted 1,400 episodes of the show and was nominated for a Gold Logie three times. 

'I thought I had a pretty good mattress, but when the Super Sleeper arrived, it rejuvenated me,' he said in the commercial. The silver fox had barely changed from his days as a primetime television host, still sporting the same good looks and charisma

‘I thought I had a pretty good mattress, but when the Super Sleeper arrived, it rejuvenated me,’ he said in the commercial. The silver fox had barely changed from his days as a primetime television host, still sporting the same good looks and charisma 

In 1992, he moved on to radio, hosting Melbourne’s number one breakfast talk back radio show on 3AW. 

He went on to host a drive time show on 104.3 GOLD FM in 1994 before moving to the network’s breakfast slot in 1996. 

A return to television followed in 1997, with Greg helming Channel Ten’s Monday to Friday. 

Greg hosted Perfect Match between 1984 and 1989, overseeing the union of thousands of couples. After a break in 1990, the show returned in 1991, now called Blind Date, again with household name Evans at the forefront

Greg hosted Perfect Match between 1984 and 1989, overseeing the union of thousands of couples. After a break in 1990, the show returned in 1991, now called Blind Date, again with household name Evans at the forefront 

The big screen then beckoned, with the star scoring an acting role in the The Craic in 1999.

Between 1999 and 2002, Greg starred on Melbourne Talk Radio Station 3AK, before joining Radio 3MP between 2005 and 2006. 

In 2001, he appeared in the comedy series Pizza, in the relevant role of the Dating Show Host. 

Collectively, Greg hosted 1,400 episodes of the show and was nominated for a Gold Logie three times

Collectively, Greg hosted 1,400 episodes of the show and was nominated for a Gold Logie three times

It was in 2007 that the television icon had his sea change – turning his interests to becoming a marriage celebrant. 

Greg graduated from The International College of Marriage Celebrants that same year. 

Much like he did on television, Greg has united hundreds of couples in love, and is currently working as ‘Melbourne’s premier marriage celebrant’. 

It was in 2007 that the television icon had his sea change - turning his interests to becoming a marriage celebrant. Greg graduated from The International College of Marriage Celebrants that same year. Pictured with his certificate

It was in 2007 that the television icon had his sea change – turning his interests to becoming a marriage celebrant. Greg graduated from The International College of Marriage Celebrants that same year. Pictured with his certificate 

His social media documents just some of the 800 weddings he has officiated, with the former host clearly loving his duties. 

Greg and his wife of 45 years, Sue, have taken to the road in recent years, travelling around Australia in a caravan. 

They split their time between an apartment in Melbourne and a lakeside cottage in Bonnie Doon before heading out on adventures. 

His social media documents just some of the 800 weddings he has officiated. Greg appeared on Sunrise in 2018 (pictured) showing off his marriage celebrant skills

His social media documents just some of the 800 weddings he has officiated. Greg appeared on Sunrise in 2018 (pictured) showing off his marriage celebrant skills

The couple spend three months out of every year – usually during the colder seasons – road tripping in their luxury 7.6 metre Jayco Silverline. 

‘We’ve been pretty much all over Australia. Caravanning is a passion of mine,’ Greg told Woman’s Day last year.   

‘It’s lovely to get back to nature in comfort! Our caravan is about as big as you can get, so it really is more like glamping than camping,’ he added. 

Greg and his wife of 45 years, Sue (left), have taken to the road in recent years, travelling around Australia in a caravan. They split their time between an apartment in Melbourne and a lakeside cottage in Bonnie Doon before heading out on adventures for three months every year

Greg and his wife of 45 years, Sue (left), have taken to the road in recent years, travelling around Australia in a caravan. They split their time between an apartment in Melbourne and a lakeside cottage in Bonnie Doon before heading out on adventures for three months every year

The couple have two adult children, son Jason, who is a vet, and daughter Jodi, a university lecturer. 

Greg and Sue dote on their grandchildren – Jason’s children, Riley, 11, and Leo, seven. – and spend as much time with them as they can. 

‘I love being a grandad. I just see so many things my grandkids do, that their own dad did at the same age,’ Greg told Woman’s Day. 

'We've been pretty much all over Australia. Caravanning is a passion of mine,' Greg told Woman's Day last year. 'It's lovely to get back to nature in comfort! Our caravan is about as big as you can get, so it really is more like glamping than camping,' he added

‘We’ve been pretty much all over Australia. Caravanning is a passion of mine,’ Greg told Woman’s Day last year. ‘It’s lovely to get back to nature in comfort! Our caravan is about as big as you can get, so it really is more like glamping than camping,’ he added

‘They haven’t been camping yet, but I want to take them and that’s on the horizon. They do love spending time in the country with us at Bonnie Doon.’

Greg also continues to appear on television shows, popping up as a guest from time to time. 

He appeared on Sunrise in 2018, showing off his marriage celebrant skills and was a guest on The Morning Show alongside Larry Emdur and Sally Obermeder in 2019.

Greg also continues to appear on television shows from time to time. He appeared on The Morning Show alongside Larry Emdur and Sally Obermeder in 2019 (pictured)

Greg also continues to appear on television shows from time to time. He appeared on The Morning Show alongside Larry Emdur and Sally Obermeder in 2019 (pictured) 

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