For almost two decades Scott Cam has made a name for himself as the larrikin tradie on hit renovation shows such as The Block.
And it may surprise fans that Cam is not really his surname, but in fact a shortened version of Caminetti.
The 55-year-old carpenter turned TV presenter has been using a shortened version of his last name since his career began in 1999 on Backyard Blitz.
It’s not known why he uses an abbreviated form of his surname. Daily Mail Australia has reached out for comment.
In his biography, Scott recalled the moment he was approached by someone at a pub to audition for his first TV show.
He said, ‘initially I thought he was joking and said “No, I’m right thanks mate!” Anyway it turns out he was legit, I did the screen test and got the job.’
Backyard Blitz ran for seven years, before it was cancelled in 2006.
Scott went on to do more presenting on similar home DIY shows such as Our Place, Domestic Blitz and Renovation Rescue – all produced by Channel Nine.
In 2010, he signed on to host The Block after celebrity landscaper and former Backyard Blitz co-host, Jamie Durie, did not return for the show’s third season and has since been at the helm.
His role on The Block has earned him a several Logie award nominations, as well as two wins, including Most Popular Presenter and the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television both in 2014.
Aside from a successful TV career, Scott is also a doting husband to his wife Ann, who has supported him throughout his career.
The couple share three children, son Charlie, 22, and twins Bill and Sarah, 19.
In a recent interview with Now To Love, Scott said he was looking forward to spending more time with his wife, now that their children are grown up.
‘Now that we don’t have any kids in school, we can go away on a few little trips,’ he said.