Scott Cam

Scott Caminetti (born 24 November 1962) is a Gold Logie award-winning Australian television presenter, appearing on several lifestyle programmes on the Nine Network. He is best well known as the host of the hit reality TV renovation show The Block.

Scott Cam
Scott Cam at the Australian Man of Steel premiere
Scott Caminetti

(1962-11-24) 24 November 1962
OccupationTelevision presenter
Years active2000-present
EmployerNine Network
Spouse(s)Ann Cam

Early life

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.


Cam first appeared on Nine's popular lifestyle show 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. From 2008 until 2010, he appeared on Domestic Blitz.

Cam hosted the 2010 series of The Block[1] and has returned as host for every season ever since.[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] He also hosted renovating show Reno Rumble which began airing in 2015 through to 2016 over two seasons until it’s cancellation.

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.

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

He was the subject of an episode of the Australian television genealogical program Who Do You Think You Are? which screened on SBS on 30 April 2019.

Personal life

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, 19, and twins Sarah and Bill, 16.

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 and 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

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
2015 Gold Logie Most Popular Personality on Australian Television Nominated The Block
Silver Logie Most Popular Presenter Nominated The Block
2016 Gold Logie Most Popular Personality on Australian Television Nominated[8] The Block
Nominated Reno Rumble


  1. The Block returns to Nine, Media Spy
  2. Scott Cam thinks showing The Block five nights a week is a ratings winner,, 14 June 2011
  3. Knox, David (27 April 2014). "Logie Awards 2014: Winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  4. "Joy of Sets". Fixplay. ninemsn. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  6. "Dogs in Australian Television". Australian TV. Fun Trivia. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  8. Knox, David (8 May 2016). "2016 Logie Awards: Winners". TV Tonight. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
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