Shelley Craft

Shelley Craft (born 21 June 1976) is an Australian television personality.

Shelley Craft
Craft working for The Great Outdoors in the Serengeti, Tanzania in 2006
Born
Shelley Craft

(1976-06-21) 21 June 1976
ResidenceMelbourne, Victoria
OccupationTelevision personality, host
Years active1993−present
TelevisionAustralia's Funniest Home Video Show
Spouse(s)
Christian Sergiacomi (m. 2009)
Children2

She is most well known for her long-running presenting roles on the Seven Network programs Saturday Disney from 1996 until 2002, and The Great Outdoors from 2002 until 2007.

From 2008 to present she has been working for the Nine Network on a number of programs, most notably as host of Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, Domestic Blitz, The Block & Reno Rumble.[1][2]

In 2013, she presented the 'Saturday Showdown' edition of Big Brother Australia.[3] Craft is an ambassador for online travel agency TripADeal.[4]

Television career

Channel Seven

Craft began her television career in the early 1990s with a work experience stint at Channel Seven in Brisbane.[5] This led to a job offer as a production assistant on a local program,[5] and a few months later a co-host role with children's program Saturday Disney.

Craft remained with Saturday Disney as host and segment producer for six years. Craft joined The Great Outdoors as a reporter in late 2001 and therefore chose to leave Saturday Disney in July 2002 whilst returning on occasion up until October 2005. Craft had one final appearance on Saturday Disney through flashbacks during an episode broadcast during September 2009, celebrating 1000 episodes of the program.

As well as presenting stories for The Great Outdoors, she has worked on several of Channel Seven's major sporting events, including the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney (as part of the Sunrise team), the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 2002, 2003 and 2004 Melbourne Cups.

Along with puppet, Agro, Craft hosted the short-lived revival of dating game show Perfect Match Australia in late 2002. In 2005, she co-hosted Australia's Guinness World Records with Grant Denyer.

In 2006 Craft also joined Grant Denyer in presenting the annual telecast of Carols in the Domain.

After the 2007 season, Craft left The Great Outdoors after a clean-out of the show, with several other presenters also shown the door.[6]

In late 2007, it was reported that Craft could have been a possible replacement for Kate Ritchie as the co-host of It Takes Two,[6] but Craft, apparently miffed at the job offer, quit the network.[6]

Craft's last on-air role at the Seven Network was presenting Comedy Classics for Comic Relief with Russell Gilbert.

Channel Nine

In January 2008, Craft signed with the Nine Network,[5][6] severing her long links with Seven Network.

Craft took over from Toni Pearen as host of Australia's Funniest Home Video Show from February 2008.

She began as co-host on the lifestyle series, Domestic Blitz, alongside Scott Cam from May 2008.[5]

Later in 2008, Craft did a commercial for National Tree Day, followed by advertisements for Jetstar in late 2009.

In 2011, Craft again presented alongside Scott Cam, this time in the competition series The Block. Craft hosted the Friday night special episodes titled The Block: Unlocked and appeared in numerous regular episodes, presenting challenges to contestants. She has since remained on The Block, presenting challenges and serving as a secondary host to Scott Cam.

In 2013, she presented the 'Showdown' edition of Big Brother Australia.

Personal life

Craft was married to marketing expert Brett De Billinghurst Craft from 2001–2007. She later moved from Brisbane to Melbourne with her then-partner Christian Sergiacomi who is a cameraman for the Nine Network.[7] Craft and Sergiacomi later married at their holiday home in Byron Bay, in November 2009.

Craft has two daughters: Milla Grace, born 24 August 2010, and Eadie Rose, born 12 June 2012.[8][9]

Television roles

YearTitleRole
1996–2002; 2005; 2009Saturday DisneyHost
2001–2002The Big ArvoRecurring Guest
2002Winter OlympicsReporter
2002–2007The Great OutdoorsReporter/Presenter
2002–2004SunriseTravel Reporter
2002–2007Melbourne CupReporter
2002Perfect Match AustraliaHost
2003Wheel of FortuneCelebrity Contestant
2006Carols in the DomainCo-host
2007Comedy Classics For Comic ReliefPresenter
2008–2014Australia's Funniest Home VideosHost
2008–2010Domestic BlitzCo-host
2008–2009Holidaysforsale.tv.Reporter
2008–2009The Logie Awards Red Carpet ArrivalsHost
2008What's Good For YouPresenter
2008Hole in the WallCelebrity Contestant
2009Weekend Today AustraliaFill-in Presenter (12/04/09)
2009Money For JamPresenter
2011–presentThe BlockPresenter
2013Big Brother Australia 'Saturday Showdown' editionsPresenter
2016Reno RumblePresenter

References

  1. Tucker-evans, Anooska (29 May 2011). "Big designs for the small screen". couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  2. Vickery, Colin (21 February 2016). "Nine reveils makeover for Reno Rumble". couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  3. Knox, David (21 July 2013). "Big Brother resumes Game Night". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  4. TripADeal. "TripADeal Brand Ambassadors". TripADeal. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  5. Knox, David (18 January 2008). "Craft joins Nine Blitz". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  6. "Shafted Shelley Crift moves to Nine". The Daily Telegraph. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  7. http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23974593-5006010,00.html
  8. "Exclusive: Shelly's surprise beach wedding!". Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  9. http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/television/shelley-craft-spends-four-months-in-rain-hail-and-sun-heavily-pregnant-with-daughter-in-tow-filming-nines-the-block/story-e6frfmyi-1226385626707
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