Mark Richardson - Host

Known for his quick wit and wry humour, The AM Show presenter and cricket legend Mark Richardson is back hosting The Block NZ for the eighth season.

Mark played 15 years of first-class cricket and five years of test cricket, including 38 test matches for the Black Caps until his 2004 retirement. A cricket commentator and presenter on multi-platform breakfast programme The AM Show, Mark has also been a regular weekly guest on The Project on Three. Mark is also a published author. His 2006 book, Mark Richardson: Thinking Negatively, was written with sports psychologist Alex McKenzie, taking sports psychology to a wider audience.