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Ashley Hayden, South Africa’s favourite Master of Ceremonies

Ashley Hayden is one of South Africa’s favourite Master of Ceremonies. The face of M-Net, the familiar voice behind countless brands, South Africa’s in-demand MC and public speaker, Ashley Hayden is one of South Africa’s best-loved personalities, bringing to her work both warmth and authority, a balance achievable only through many years of experience in the industry.

Her fields of expertise are numerous; in addition to Ashley’s voice-over and live anchor work, she produces and directs for television, provides media training courses, presentation skills training and her personal Women Mean Business course. However, there is still time for a bit of fun; Ashley Hayden’s jive SABC 2 Strictly Come Dancing is still talked about and she’s tried her hand at deprivation in M-Net’s 2010 Celebrity Survivor. And proving that blonde’s are in fact far smarter than the competition, she won the centenary Weakest Link against a field of determined (brunette) rivals.

A Rhodes graduate, the anchors in Ashley Hayden’s world are her two children Cara and Guy and life partner, corporate relationships expert Charles Wilson.