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Mark Thomas Rhodes (born 11 September 1981) is an English singer and television presenter.


1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Pop Idol 2 performances 4 Filmography 5 Discography 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Career[edit] Born in Darlaston, Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, England, Rhodes finished in second place in the second series of Pop Idol in the United Kingdom, runner-up to Michelle McManus. After Pop Idol, he teamed up with third-place Sam Nixon, releasing two singles under the name Sam & Mark. In February 2004, their cover of the song "With a Little Help from My Friends" reached #1 in the UK singles chart, remaining there for one week. Their second single 'The Sun Has Come Your Way" reached #19 in the singles chart. The pair were subsequently dropped from their record label. Rhodes went on to co-present Top of the Pops Reloaded with Nixon and Fearne Cotton
Fearne Cotton
in 2004. From April 2006, Rhodes co-hosted the weekday children's breakfast show Level Up on BBC Two
alongside Nixon and Ayesha Asantewaa. Level Up finished its first series in September 2006. In September 2006, Rhodes began presenting BBC Two's Saturday morning show TMi alongside Nixon and Caroline Flack. He had his own short segment on the show called "Question Mark", a feature where he tried to answer viewers' questions, but Flack and Nixon talk through it. In later series, Flack left and the show moved to Fridays. The show's final episode aired on 17 December 2010. He also co-presented Do Something Different with Nixon and Ayesha Asantewaa. Nixon and Rhodes have produced children's reality series, Who Wants to Be a Superhero? and Sam and Mark's Guide to Dodging Disaster. In 2009, Rhodes co-presented the show Skate Nation on BBC Two. He presented TMi Friday on the CBBC Channel with Sam Nixon and the pair also present the CBBC
family game show Copycats. The duo were contestants on a celebrity version of 2010 Total Wipeout
Total Wipeout
Celebrity Special, which aired on 2 January 2010. Rhodes fell at the quarter-final stage, losing out to eventual winner Danielle Lloyd. They subsequently took part in two episodes of Hole in the Wall, airing on 11 October 2008 and 14 November 2009. Rhodes competed in the 2012 series of Dancing on Ice. He was eliminated by the judges on 22 January after a skate off with Dallas actress Charlene Tilton. Personal life[edit] Rhodes attended Darlaston
Comprehensive High School in Darlaston.[1] Rhodes splits his time between his house in St Margarets, London, and his family house in Wolverhampton, where he is regularly seen socialising in the village of Wombourne. He got engaged in March 2011 and married his girlfriend Harriet Wilson on 2 June 2012. They now have a daughter, Scarlett and a son, Teddy, born at the end of April 2016. Rhodes had a brief fling with Pop Idol rival and eventual winner Michelle McManus, however the relationship didn’t go any further. Rhodes is a Wolverhampton
Wanderers fan and played on the All Stars side at Matt Murray's testimonial match in 2011. He also played in Jody Craddock's testimonial match as part of a Wolves XI at Molineux in 2014. Pop Idol 2 performances[edit]

Week Theme Song Choice Original Artist Result

Top 50

"She's Like The Wind" Patrick Swayze 20.3% (2/10)

Top 12 Your Pop Idol "With Or Without You" U2 Bottom 3

Top 10 Birthyear Songs "Imagine" John Lennon Safe

Top 8 Elton John
Elton John
Songs "Something About The Way You Look Tonight" Elton John Safe

Top 7 Disco "More Than A Woman" Bee Gees Bottom 3

Top 6 The Beatles "Help!" The Beatles Bottom 3

Top 5 Big Band "Have You Met Miss Jones?" Frank Sinatra Safe

Top 4 Christmas Songs "Merry Christmas Everybody" Slade Bottom 2

"Blue Christmas" Elvis Presley

Top 3 Judges' Choice "Back For Good" Take That Safe

"If You Don't Know Me By Now" Simply Red

Final Contestant's Choice "She's Like The Wind" Patrick Swayze Runner-up

B Side "Measure Of A Man" Clay Aiken

Winner's Single "All This Time" To be released by the winner. The eventual winner was Michelle McManus


Year Title Notes

2003 Pop Idol Contestant

2004–2006 Top of the Pops Reloaded Co-presenter

2006 Level Up Main presenter with Sam Nixon

2006–2010 TMi Main presenter with Sam Nixon and Caroline Flack

2007 Do Something Different Main presenter

2008 SMart Guest presenter

2008 Sam and Mark's Guide to Dodging Disaster Main presenter with Sam Nixon

2009 Who Wants To Be A Superhero? Main presenter

2009 Skate Nation Main presenter with Sam Nixon

2010 Jump Nation Main presenter with Sam Nixon

2010–present Copycats Main presenter with Sam Nixon

2011–2014 Comic Relief Does Glee Club Main presenter with Sam Nixon

2011–present Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up Main presenter with Sam Nixon

2012 Dancing on Ice Contestant

2014–2015,2018 The Dog Ate My Homework Contestant; 3 episodes

2015–2016 Junior Bake Off Main presenter with Sam Nixon

Discography[edit] Singles

With a Little Help from My Friends
With a Little Help from My Friends
– Sam & Mark (February 2004) The Sun Has Come Your Way – Sam & Mark (May 2004)

See also[edit]

Sam and Mark Sam Nixon Wombourne


^ " Mark Rhodes warms up for Dancing on Ice
Dancing on Ice
debut". Express & Star. Wolverhampton: Midland News Association. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Mark Rhodes on IMDb

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Pop Idol


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Will Young Michelle McManus

Winners' singles

"Evergreen" / "Anything Is Possible" "All This Time"

Other notable contestants

Series 1

Gareth Gates Darius Danesh Zoe Birkett Hayley Evetts Rosie Ribbons Jessica Garlick Rik Waller Natalie Anderson Sarah Whatmore

Series 2

Mark Rhodes Sam Nixon Andy Scott-Lee Kirsty Crawford Jodie Connor

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