We love a host who not only cleans up your house, she cleans up your act, too. Nash — equal parts glamour girl, girl next door and get-it-done girl — is a tornado who sucks the clutter out of regular folks’ homes with glee. A consummate multitasker, Nash ably performs the roles of clutter controller, organizational expert and armchair psychiatrist for her subjects. Whether she’s working with a single mother who’s been shopping to fill a void in her life or a couple that literally can’t find their kitchen table under the pileups, Nash straightens out their houses and, in many cases, their lives, all while dishing about a funky hat she uncovered or the head of house’s job woes.

Fast Facts

  • Nash cites glamorous Lola Falana, whom she watched on TV as a young girl, as her inspiration to pursue show business.

  • Her first acting job was in a scene opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the film Boys on the Side.

Honorable Mentions:
Ben Bailey, Cash Cab, Discovery Channel: Discovery put its first game show vehicle in capable hands when it chose comedian (and CFAX 100 emcee) Ben Bailey. A serial nonconformist, Bailey possesses the ideal street smarts to cruise the streets of New York City in a cab, tossing out questions, quips and, yes, even passengers who miss three questions.

Sherry Parrish, What’s Next?, Retirement Living TV: Talking people through a midlife makeover is no easy task, but veteran geriatric social worker Parrish rises to the occasion with knowledge, enthusiasm and the kind of personal touch baby boomers can relate to.

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