Gok initially pursued performing arts and began attending a course at the Charles Keene College of Further Education and then studied at London’s prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama. There he found himself drawn to hair and make-up over drama, prompting his entrée into the fashion industry and gaining him early work as a hair and make-up artist. Finding himself dissatisfied with beauty alone, Gok decided to pursue his love of clothes as a fashion stylist…and the rest, as they say, is history!
Since Gok’s arrival in the spotlight in 2006, he has presented numerous highly acclaimed, top rated TV shows for Channel 4 including:
Gok features regularly on The One Show, Loose Women and Lorraine and has appeared on:
Children in Need, X-tra Factor, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 100 Greatest Gadgets, T4 on the Beach, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Celebrity Juice, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Live, Alan Carr Chatty Man, Alan Carr’s Celebrity Ding Dong, Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night, Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live, Gordon Ramsay F-Word, Friday Night Project, Something For The Weekend, CNN International and Channel 4 Book Club.
And still without doubt a career highlight for Gok was when he got to meet Sarah Jessica Parker and the girls when he presented live from the red carpet for both of the Sex and the City movie premieres beaming to TV audiences across the globe.
Gok has presented numerous live events including How To Look Good Naked Live, West End Bares, Prima High Street Fashion Awards, The Women In TV and Film Awards, Glam in the City (Glasgow) and The Pure Beauty Awards and has also been a guest presenter at The Brits and The Comedy Awards. Gok has also fronted three of his own Style Tours for Westfield visiting shopping malls across Australia showing the Aussies all they need to know about fashion.
In addition to his editorial work, Gok has also worked as an “on-screen” fashion consultant on many television shows including: MTV Shakedown (MTV Europe), GMTV (ITV), LK Today (ITV), Big Brother’s Little Brother (Channel 4), Battle of the Sexes (BBC1), The Wright Stuff (Five), Make Me a Grown Up (Channel 4/T4), The Xtra Factor (ITV2) and T4 (Channel 4).
Gok writes a weekly column for Reveal Magazine, and has also written for Sky Mag, Look Magazine and First Magazine.
2012 was another amazing year for Gok’s charity work, he is extremely proud to be able to say he is now an ambassador for The Princes Trust and patron for Pride London!
In 2011 Gok took the plunge and sang “Razzle Dazzle’ live from the musical Chicago on Children in Need helping them to raise an incredible £46 million. Gok also fronts the Vodafone Foundations initiative World of Difference; is an ambassador for Kidscape; and is actively engaged with fundraising and awareness for Stonewall, hosting their annual award ceremony in November 2012. Gok also raises awareness for Starlight, MyNewHair, Comic Relief, Breast Cancer Care and Cancer Research UK amongst many other incredible charities.