Scott Cam is one of Australia’s most loved television personalities-and rightly so! As host of The Block on the Nine Network, Scott’s laidback larrikin attitude has won him millions of fans across Australia, as evidenced by his 2014 Gold Logie award.
In 2018, Scott pulled on his work boots for the twelfth series of The Block. Starring alongside Shaynna Blaze and Shelley Craft, Scott helped the eager DIY-lovers take on five neglected Elsternwick homes to save them from demolition and the thirteenth series of the Block is currently in production!
Education: Scott grew up in Sydney’s iconic Bondi and after completing school and his carpentry apprenticeship, set off in an old four-wheel drive to explore Australia. In 1990, following a five-year stint working a number of jobs, Scott decided to get back to his building roots and set up his own company. It was on a brief visit home that Scott met his wife Ann, and the family now reside full time in Sydney with their three children, Charlie and twins Sarah and Bill.
TV: Over the last 20 years Scott has enjoyed a successful partnership with the Nine Network, working across a number of popular programs. Scott’s first television appearance took place on the multi award-winning show, Backyard Blitz, where his experience in the construction industry saw him appointed as the show’s resident builder/carpenter. He continued in this role until the show’s completion in 2007. Scott then became co-host of the top rating life style program Domestic Blitz until 2009. Scott also co-hosted Random Acts of Kindness, and appeared regularly on Burke’s Backyard and Renovation Rescue Specials.
The Block: 2010 saw the return of Channel Nine’s The Block, with Scott as the newly appointed host. Scott was the ideal candidate to share his DIY knowledge and play the role of mentor and occasional judge to the competing couples on the show. With The Block averaging around 1.3 million viewers over the eight-week series, culminating in 3.09 million viewers for the series finale, Scott’s ever increasing popularity was officially confirmed.
Awards: The Block enjoyed great success throughout 2012 and 2013, but the 2014 Fans v Faves series proved to be Scott’s best year yet. After the success of the Fans v Faves series, Scott took home the silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter and the coveted Gold Logie, at the 2014 Annual Logie Awards. 2015 & 2016 saw two further Gold Logie nominations for Scott and another huge win for with their fourth Logie Award for Most Popular Reality Program. The Block
Radio: As with his popularity on the small screen, Scott has proved just as successful on the radio. In between his TV commitments, Scott has previously had regular spots co-hosting Saturday morning’s Home Improvement Show on 2GB, 2UE’s Mornings with Steve Price, as well as co-hosting Triple M’s popular Saturday morning show, Wrong Side of the Bed.
Author: Scott has written three successful books on building and home renovations: Home Maintenance for Knuckleheads (2003) and Out the Back (2004). In 2017, Scott released his third book, Scotty’s Top Aussie Sheds (2017), featuring a spectacular line up of some of the nation’s best backyard sheds. From August 2014 to June 2016, Scott was the resident DIY expert in the lifestyle magazine, HOMES+.
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