Scott Cam

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Scott Cam
Scott Cam at Man Of Steel Premiere Sydney 2013.jpg
Scott Cam at the Australian Man of Steel Premier
Born Scott Cam
(1962-11-25) 25 November 1962 (age 51)
Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Television Personality
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Ann Cam

Scott Cam (born 25 November 1962) is a Silver and Gold Logie award winning Australian television personality, appearing on several lifestyle programmes on the Nine Network.

Early life[edit]

Cam grew up in Sydney's Bondi and attended school at Waverley College with Rodney Allen. He is a qualified carpenter who did a three-year apprenticeship with his brother’s business.

After completing school and his carpentry apprenticeship, he set off in an old four-wheel drive to explore Australia. He worked on sheep and cattle stations, at a remote coastal resort at Exmouth in Western Australia, built boats and worked in Fremantle's docklands.

In 1990, after five years of this, he set up his own building business, which now employs four people.

Career[edit]

Cam first appeared on Nine's Backyard Blitz in 2000 alongside Jamie Durie doing building segments until the show's cancellation in 2006. In between, he appeared on the successful Renovation Rescue (2004–present) before appearing in his own live lifestyle program Our Place, however this was cancelled after just five episodes in 2005. Since 2008 he appears on Domestic Blitz.

Cam hosted the 2010 series of The Block[1] and returned for the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 series.[2] He won the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter and the Gold Logie for Most Popular Australian TV Personality in 2014 for his work on The Block.[3] Cam also appeared as himself on a send-up of The Block on the comedy program The Joy of Sets in 2011.[4]

In addition to his television work, he has written two books on building and renovating: Out The Back and the follow-up, Home Maintenance For Knuckleheads. He is also a presenter on the Triple M Saturday morning breakfast show Wrong Side of the Bed.

Scott Cam also heavily features as the brand ambassador for Mitre 10 Australia, and has been doing so since 2011. He is currently filming The Block Glasshouse, which will air later this year.

Scott is also an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador for the Australian Government.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Cam met his wife Ann on what was supposed to be a brief visit home to Sydney in the time he was travelling and working around Australia. He decided to stay in Sydney. Three years later they married and now have three children, Charlie, 17, and twins Sarah and Bill, 14.

His Kelpie cross, Lizzie, was seen in each episode of Backyard Blitz until she died in 2004. She had the title of "Site Manager". His current dog is a Red Cattle mix, called Rosie.[6]

Cam is a passionate supporter of the Sydney Roosters rugby league club, and in 2010 appeared on the photographic image on the club's plastic season ticket card, handed out to season seat holders.

In June, 2011, during a radio interview with The Kyle & Jackie O Show Cam revealed that he had nearly severed his right-hand index finger during a bandsaw accident. Although the saw cut through to the bone, he drove himself to hospital. Cam required 24-stitches.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Work
2014 Gold Logie Most Popular Personality on Australian Television Won[3] The Block
2014 Silver Logie Most Popular Presenter Won[3] The Block

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