After successfully completing high school in Zwolle and studying English Language and Literature at the University of Utrecht, Tooske completed her first hours on Dutch television as a VJ with music channels TMF and MTV. The general public got to know her when she presented Idols on RTL4 in the Netherlands. RTL Germany then asked her to present the German equivalent: Deutschland sucht den Superstar. Live and in German, Tooske successfully guided tens of millions of German, Austrian and Swiss viewers through this talent show for two seasons.
In her characteristically clear, charming and cheerful style, Tooske has presented dozens of programmes on both the public and commercial channels in recent years, including major live events such as the Musical Awards Gala, the Televizier Ring Gala, the Best Idea of the Netherlands and the Staatsloterij New Year’s Eve Party.
On TV, but also in the country, her talent comes out most during those live shows and events. Connecting people, having an eye for what is happening in the room, giving each participant the attention he/she deserves and never losing sight of the purpose of an event. Whether on or off camera, Tooske is a very experienced, representative and cheerful presenter who can manage any event, large or small, with a smile. And she does that just as easily in Dutch, as in English and German.
Tooske Ragas is an ambassador for the DON and War Child Foundation.