GO FOR GOLD

SCOTT CAM IS UP FOR AN­OTHER GOLD LO­GIE AWARD AT TV’S NIGHT OF NIGHTS THIS SUN­DAY

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I t’s not hard to find some­one to diss the Lo­gies, but you will never hear The Block host Scott Cam ever den­i­grate TV’s night of nights.

Ever since he was a child, Cam, 53, has been en­chanted by the cer­e­mony. And as a Gold Lo­gie win­ner, and one of the this year’s six nom­i­nees for Best TV Per­son­al­ity, he’s still a huge fan of the awards.

“I grew up with the Lo­gies and be­ing nom­i­nated for the Gold Lo­gie is amaz­ing ... it’s a pretty exclusive club,” he says.

Stand­ing be­tween Cam and a sec­ond Gold Lo­gie are reign­ing ti­tle holder Car­rie Bick­more, who is nom­i­nated for a fourth straight time, Waleed Aly ( The Project) Grant Denyer ( Fam­ily Feud), Lee Lin Chin ( The Feed) and Essie Davis ( Miss Fisher’s Mur­der Mys­ter­ies).

Not much has changed, per­son­ally, in Cam’s life since he won in 2014 al­though he did find the pa­parazzi slightly in­va­sive. They even caught him sneak­ing a smoke the day af­ter he won.

“That doesn’t of­ten hap­pen (be­ing papped) to me – peo­ple don’t fol­low me around and it was a bit of a shock,” he says.

“If it ever hap­pened again, I’ll be pre­pared for that sort of thing and I need to not make a knuckle out of my­self.”

Not only is Cam in line for an in­di­vid­ual hon­our, The

Block has been nom­i­nated for Best Re­al­ity Pro­gram.

Cam said he would get a lot of sat­is­fac­tion if only The

Block, and not him­self, was suc­cess­ful on the night.

“I get a lit­tle ner­vous on the night to­wards the Gold Lo­gie or The Block be­cause I might have to make a speech be­cause you don’t want to for­get peo­ple,” he says. “I re­ally would like The

Block to take home a gong be­cause the peo­ple (be­hind the scenes) should then get the recog­ni­tion they de­serve, so I want it to get up so I get to thank all those peo­ple.”

58th TV Week Lo­gies airs on Sun­day at 7pm on the Nine Net­work

Pic­ture: PETER WALLIS

The Block host Scott Cam will vie for the Gold Lo­gie on Sun­day.

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