Shelley Craft

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Shelley Craft
Shelley Craft, The Great Outdoors.jpg
Craft working for The Great Outdoors in the Serengeti, Tanzania in 2006
Born Shelley Lorraine Iliff
(1976-06-21) 21 June 1976 (age 42)
Brisbane, Queensland
Residence Melbourne, Victoria
Occupation Television personality, host
Television Australia's Funniest Home Video Show
Spouse(s)
Christian Sergiacomi (m. 2009)
Children 2

Shelley Lorraine Illif (born 21 June 1976) known professionally as Shelley Craft is an Australian television personality.

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]

Television career

Channel Seven

Craft began her television career in the early 1990s with a work experience stint at Channel Seven in Brisbane.[4] This led to a job offer as a production assistant on a local program,[4] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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

After the 2007 season, Craft left The Great Outdoors after a clean-out of the show, with several other presenters also shown the door.[5]

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,[5] but Craft, apparently miffed at the job offer, quit the network.[5]

Craft's last[when?] on-air role at the Seven Network was presenting Comedy Classics for Comic Relief with Russell Gilbert.[citation needed]

Channel Nine

In January 2008, Craft signed with the Nine Network,[4][5] 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.[4]

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.[6] 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.[7][8]

Television roles

Year Title Role
1996–2002; 2005; 2009 Saturday Disney Host
2001–2002 The Big Arvo Recurring Guest
2002 Winter Olympics Reporter
2002–2007 The Great Outdoors Reporter/Presenter
2002–2004 Sunrise Travel Reporter
2002–2007 Melbourne Cup Reporter
2002 Perfect Match Australia Host
2003 Wheel of Fortune Celebrity Contestant
2006 Carols in the Domain Co-host
2007 Comedy Classics For Comic Relief Presenter
2008–2014 Australia's Funniest Home Videos Host
2008–present Domestic Blitz Co-host
2008–2009 Holidaysforsale.tv. Reporter
2008–2009 The Logie Awards Red Carpet Arrivals Host
2008 What's Good For You Presenter
2008 Hole in the Wall Celebrity Contestant
2009 Weekend Today Australia Fill-in Presenter (12/04/09)
2009 Money For Jam Presenter
2011–present The Block Presenter
2013 Big Brother Australia 'Saturday Showdown' editions Presenter
2016 Reno Rumble Presenter

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. ^ a b c d Knox, David (18 January 2008). "Craft joins Nine Blitz". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
  5. ^ a b c d "Shafted Shelley Crift moves to Nine". The Daily Telegraph. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
  6. ^ http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,23974593-5006010,00.html
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  8. ^ 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

External links

  • Confidential Story
  • What A Girl Needs interview with Shelley Craft
  • Shelley Craft on IMDb
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