Where is Jules Lund now? Former Getaway host and 2Day FM host has a very surprising new career

He is best known to the public as a Getaway presenter, having appeared in nearly 400 episodes of the Channel Nine travel show.

But Jules Lund has now taken a very different career path, with the former TV and radio star eschewing the spotlight in recent years.

Since quitting show business, the 42-year-old has launched his own influencer talent agency Tribe.

A fresh start: Jules Lund has now taken a very different career path, with the former TV and radio star shunning the spotlight in recent years. Seen here in 2005

The former Australian Perfect Couple presenter describes his new business venture as a venue “where influential creators are paid to recommend brands they love.”

In 2008, Jules became the host of the game show Hole in the Wall, which he discussed on Tuesday on the breakfast radio show Gawndy & Maz.

Described it as “a career lowlight,” the show’s father of two, in which celebrities tried to squeeze their bodies through a slow-moving wall before it pushed them into a swimming pool.

‘What’s not to love? asked radio host and fan of the format Maz Compton.

“Ratings,” Lund said with a straight face.

Now: Ever since he retired from show business, the 42-year-old has launched his own influencer talent agency Tribe.  Seen here earlier this year

Now: Ever since he retired from show business, the 42-year-old has launched his own influencer talent agency Tribe. Seen here earlier this year

Memories: In 2008, Jules became the host of the game show Hole in the Wall, which he discussed on Tuesday on the breakfast radio show Gawndy & Maz

Memories: In 2008, Jules became the host of the game show Hole in the Wall, which he discussed on Tuesday on the breakfast radio show Gawndy & Maz

Melbourne native Lund got his career off to a flying start when he won a ’15 Minutes of Fame’ radio competition in 2001.

He became a Getaway host in 2004 and stayed with the lifestyle program until 2012.

He also enjoyed a radio career, hosting a drive-time radio show with Fifi Box from 2011 to 2014, when he joined Merrick Watts and Sophie Monk for a two-day FM breakfast show.

Later that year, the program was canceled by the network due to poor ratings.

Launch pad: Melbourne native Lund got his career off to a flying start when he won a '15 Minutes of Fame' radio competition in 2001

Launch pad: Melbourne native Lund got his career off to a flying start when he won a ’15 Minutes of Fame’ radio competition in 2001

Hair no more!  Today Jules no longer has his blonde spiky locks and has a more conservative haircut.  He is pictured here in April last year

Hair no more! Today Jules no longer has his blonde spiky locks and has a more conservative haircut. He is pictured here in April last year

Earlier this month, Sophie Monk looked back on her own short-lived career as a breakfast radio host.

The 41-year-old co-hosted the 2Day FM breakfast program alongside Lund in 2014, but it was discontinued after less than a year due to poor ratings.

“Breakfast radio is tough. It really bothered me because we didn’t have any reviews either,” Sophie admitted to Mitch Churi and Mitchell Coombs’ Is it me? podcasting.

She went on to say that RPH, a radio network that provides “a reading service of popular publications across Australia,” received higher ratings than her show.

“If you get up early to do a radio show, you get exhausted,” Sophie added.

Sophie joined 2Day FM’s breakfast team in December 2013, along with Jules Lund, Merrick Watts and Mel B, shortly after Kyle and Jackie O’s defection to KIIS FM.

In October 2014, Southern Cross Austereo dropped the show due to low ratings.

At that moment, Sophie reportedly found the early start challenging and said she was returning to her passion – acting.

“Looks like it’s back to movies,” she said on the broadcast. ‘It is already full this year; you will see my face.’

Since then, Sophie has hosted several reality TV shows, including Love Island Australia and Beauty and the Geek.

Radio stint: Jules hosted his 2Day FM breakfast program with Sophie Monk in 2014, but it was canceled after less than a year due to poor ratings

Radio stint: Jules hosted his 2Day FM breakfast program with Sophie Monk in 2014, but it was canceled after less than a year due to poor ratings

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