Popular larrikin TV Host
Scott Cam's carpentry apprenticeship has turned out to be the best investment he could ever have made in his career. After travelling around the country working a number of jobs, he returned to Sydney and set up his own building company in 2005. Scott's laidback, larrikin personality, along with his construction industry experience, eventually led to him becoming a regular and popular fixture on Australian television.
For over a decade, Scott has appeared on several top-rating lifestyle programs for the Nine Network. His first appearance was on the multi-award winning Backyard Blitz, where he was the show's resident builder/carpenter from 2000 until 2007. He then became co-host of Domestic Blitz. He also co-hosted Random Acts of Kindness and appeared regularly in Burke's Backyard and Renovation Rescue Specials.
In 2010 Scott became the host of the new series of Channel Nine's The Block. Scott was the ideal choice as mentor and occasional judge to the competing couples on the show - with more than 30 years on the tools there was no one better qualified for the job. The series averaged around 1.3 million viewers over the eight-week series, culminating in 3.09 million viewers for the series finale.
In the 2010 Q Scores personality rankings of Australia's top 250 TV personalities compiled by Audience Development Australia, Scott was ranked 19th with a recognition rating of 88% and an audience positive reaction of 62%, officially confirming the Australian public's liking and trust in him.
Scott has also proved just as successful on the radio. Scott can be heard on Saturday mornings co-hosting 2GB and 3MTR's Home Improvement Show. He has also had regular spots on 2UE's Mornings with Steve Price and has co-hosted Triple M's popular Saturday morning show, Wrong Side of the Bed.
As well as being one of Australia's most recognised builders, Scott has written two successful books on building and home renovations: Home Maintenance for Knuckleheads (2003) and Out the Back (2004).
The building business he set up in 2005 continues to thrive and employs four people.
Away from TV, Scott enjoys camping and fishing and on rare spare weekends manages to escape with his family to their farm at Mudgee in NSW. His idea of a perfect weekend is hanging around a barbie with friends, a few steaks and a few beers.