Rush talent is at the forefront of the factual and lifestyle television scene, representing some of the most exciting, emerging broadcasters of the moment.

From fashion historians telling lost stories of iconic items of clothing to sports reporters, bringing you the latest from the fast-paced world of sport, we cover an eclectic range of expertise and professions including scientists, historians, chefs, architects and art experts.

Our clients bring an authentic expertise to the small screen, along with natural on-screen charisma. We represent broadcasters who are genuine experts in their fields and can bring a fresh and interesting take on their subjects to television or radio.

Rush Talent clients also chair conferences, host awards ceremonies, provide after-dinner speeches and entertainment for a variety of events.

Our corporate events department showcases a range of exciting personalities and acts who have worked with leading companies and institutions such as the V&A Museum, the British Library and M&C Saatchi.

Working across a range of top brands, our clients have been involved in PR campaigns, adding the value of their expertise by accentuating the key messages of the brand.


Mel Hales is the Managing Director and Principal Agent of Rush Talent.With a wealth of experience in Talent Management, Mel has managed the careers of a wide range of established presenters from top newsreaders to hard-hitting investigative journalists and established TV historians. She has worked across all of the top-rating broadcasters from BBC1 and Channel 4 to MTV and Sky Arts, including many independent production companies and in-house teams.

Her vision for Rush was to create a home for an eclectic range of factual, lifestyle and entertainment presenters, providing sole representation for some of the most exciting broadcasters around.

With a passion for British television and radio, in the time she is not travelling or enjoying the great London foodie scene, Mel is catching up on all the history docs, cooking programmes and fascinating stories told on the small screen. She believes that in Britain, we create some of the most outstanding factual programming in the world and is proud to be a part of this industry.