JAMES DEVLIN – CH10 First Dates Host & Mixologist, Brand & Events Ambassador, LGBTQIA+ Fundraiser, Motivational Speaker & Podcaster
While it may be considered the least English of English cities, the maritime metropolis of Liverpool, nestled in England’s northwest where the Mersey meets the Irish Sea, has achieved artistic cred abound – most notably thanks to The Beatles. But now the ‘scouse’ city has another leading Liverpudlian it can boast about: Channel 10’s master mixologist and beguiling barkeep, James Devlin from the heart-warming, heart-breaking and sometimes heart-stopping fly-on-the-wall dating hit series, First Dates Australia. Whether shaking things up behind the bar or fronting up for a worldwide brand, James offers a mixed bag of accomplished talents in high-demand for a growing audience that’s always eager for more.
Having made the move ‘Down Under’ and landing the ultimate gig serving up bevvies to a buffet of blind daters ready to burden their new BFF behind the bar with loads of ‘love’ baggage, whether he’s mixing it up on a private luxury yacht, concocting creations for a celebrity event or being the face for worldwide brands including BMW, Cadbury, Coca Cola, Sony and the ultimate in global trendsetting, TikTok, James’ aromatic appeal is as fluid as his flawless flair thanks to a performing arts degree. But behind his brilliant knack for banter and clever craftsmanship for cocktails, James is also shaking things up on the LGBTQIA+ speaker circuit too. His unique life trajectory offers a window into a world of heavy-hitting family secrets and deep emotional motifs that fly in the face of social norms to celebrate individuality as well as living our lives authentically. Delivered with razor-sharp wit, insightful observations and evocative wisdom, James Devlin is ‘pure presence’ at everything he applies himself to. The consummate professional, James is available for brand ambassadorships across men’s fashion, health and skincare as well as food, drinks and hospitality. Together with First Dates co-star Ruven Govender, James is launching a new podcast which will make you laugh so hard your belly will ache. He’s also your go-to guy for cocktail coaching, mixology masterclasses, motivational speaking engagements and any swanky event on the seas in need of a star stick swizzler!