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Tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter Shel­ley Craft takes the jet­set­ting life­style in her stride, re­ports Zoe Nau­man

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

SHEL­LEY Craft has been branded the hard­est- work­ing woman on TV. She has also been la­belled a su­per mum, con­stantly fly­ing up and down the coun­try with her seven- month- old daugh­ter Eadie to ful­fil her roles as a pre­sen­ter of The Block and Aus­tralia’s Fun­ni­est Home Videos.

But the 20- year veteran of the small screen says she’s un­de­serv­ing of both ti­tles.

‘‘ I cer­tainly know I have it eas­ier than most. I’m just a mum. I think ev­ery mum is a su­per mum,’’ she says.

‘‘ It’s a won­der­ful, won­der­ful job, and you are blessed if you can have a fam­ily and chil­dren. As for me – I only have two ( chil­dren) at the moment; ask me when I have 10, then I’ll say if I’m a su­per mum.’’

Hav­ing just com­pleted film­ing of The Block All Stars, Craft, 36, starts an­other sea­son work­ing on the hit show in Mel­bourne in a cou­ple of weeks.

This in­volves fly­ing from her base in By­ron Bay down to the set, with her baby daugh­ter, and also squeez­ing in a trip to Syd­ney once a fort­night to present Aus­tralia’s Fun­ni­est Home Videos.

‘‘ I think peo­ple would think I was fairly crazy for the amount of things that I do, and it looks like I am ex­traor­di­nar­ily busy,’’ she says. ‘‘ I do work in­cred­i­ble hours, but it’s very well paced.’’

While film­ing All Stars, Craft re­turned to By­ron ev­ery other af­ter­noon to join hus­band Chris­tian Ser­gia­comi and 2 ½ - year- old daugh­ter Milla.

‘‘ If I could get the work done in a day, then ob­vi­ously I would. I have al­ways been on the road and at air­ports, it is just part of my life.

‘‘ For some peo­ple it would be in­cred­i­bly daunt­ing and a lit­tle bit mad, but for me, if I am not on a plane ev­ery other week I think I have for­got­ten to do some­thing.

‘‘ It will prob­a­bly change as the girls get older and have to be a bit more set­tled.’’

While Craft trav­els up and down the coun­try, hus­band Ser­gia­comi, who worked on pre­vi­ous se­ries of The Block, runs their com­pany, The Builders App, and en­joys daddy- daugh­ter time with Milla.

‘‘ At the moment she is in kindy and she loves that. Serge and Milla have a lovely re­la­tion­ship and it’s great to see they have that strength,’’ Craft says.

She says work­ing on The Block All Stars was dif­fer­ent to her pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ences on The Block.

‘‘ They had a shorter times­pan, and be­ing all stars there was a lot of work for them to do,’’ Craft says.

With con­tes­tants ham­strung by a her­itage code, ‘‘ it wasn’t just ren­o­va­tion, it was a restora­tion, and that was some­thing I don’t think any of them ex­pected’’, Craft says.

‘‘ The con­tes­tants came in with a lot more knowl­edge of what All Stars was go­ing to be; I think it was dif­fer­ent.’’


WIN, pre­mieres to­mor­row, 7pm

BLOCK PARTY: The Block co- host Shel­ley Craft.

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