Scott Cam once again brings his larrikin charm and professional credibility to hosting The Block
Over the past decade Scott has become one of Aussie TV’s favourite faces, putting his stamp firmly
on programs such as Backyard Blitz, Domestic Blitz, Random Acts of Kindness and Renovation Rescue. He
is also a regular on radio and has written books on renovation and home maintenance.
Scott’s a Bondi lad who, straight after completing a carpentry apprenticeship, got into an old
four-wheel-drive and set off to explore Australia. In the ensuing five years he travelled the length and
breadth of the continent doing all kinds of jobs, from mustering sheep and cattle to building ships.
During a visit home to Sydney that was intended to be a stopover before another trip he met Ann
and everything changed. He stayed and three years later they were married. They now have three
kids: Charlie, 15, and twins Sarah and Bill, 12.
Scott put down roots, establishing his own building business in 1990. He and Ann now enjoy the
great Aussie lifestyle. They slip away to their farm in Mudgee, NSW, whenever Scott’s busy schedule
permits. “I like nothing better than throwing a fishing line in the water or relaxing around the barbie,
searing a few steaks and enjoying a cold beer with friends,” he says.
His loyal sidekick was his beloved kelpie cross Lizzie, who always appeared with him. She was almost
as well-known as Scott. “I called her the site manager until she passed away in 2004.” He now has a
new dog, a red mixed cattle-dog named Rosie who is never far from his side.
Scott’s a veteran of The Block and knows just how confronting the show can be for contestants. “I’m
looking forward to seeing how this year’s bunch fares. Without doubt, this year will see the
most challenging renovations ever undertaken on The Block.”
It’s worth noting that Scott isn’t just the host. He brings three decades of working
experience to the role and will provide valuable advice for the participating couples.