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Shelley Craft

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shelley-craft-nudeBirth Name: Shelley Lorraine Iliff
Nickname: Muggins
Birth Date: June 21, 1976
Birth Place: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Parents: Sally and Mike Iliff
Siblings: Jacqui, Mark and Scott Iliff
Spouse: Christian Sergiacomi (2009 – present)
Brett De Billinghurst (2001 – 2007) divorced
Children: Milla Grace and Eadi Rose Sergiacomi
Twitter: @ShelleyCraft

Shelley De Billinghurst Craft, known professionally as Shelley Craft, is one of Australia’s sunniest, most loved television personalities. 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 and The Block.

Television Career
Channel Seven
Craft’s television career started in the early 1990s when she was noticed while doing work experience at the Channel Seven studio in Brisbane. This led to a job offer on the bottom rung as a production assistant on a local program, and a few months later a co-host role with children’s program Saturday Disney.
Shelley spent six years with Saturday Disney as a presenter and segment producer and was always looking to polish her skills. 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.
Since reporting for The Great Outdoors, Shelley has travelled extensively throughout the world visiting 21 countries over seven continents.
A keen sportswoman, Shelley Craft also works on many of Channel Seven’s major sporting events. She helped cover the Sydney 2000 Olympics as part of the Sunrise team and in 2002, travelled to the US as a member of the Seven Network’s team covering the XIX Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Shelley Craft was involved in coverage of the Melbourne Cup in 2002, 2003 and 2004, hosting the “Loreal Paris, Face that Stops the Nation” promotion. She was also part of the commentary team at the World Aerial Championships in Mt Buller from 2002 to 2004.
Along with puppet, Agro, Craft hosted the short-lived revival of dating game show Perfect Match 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.
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, but Craft, apparently miffed at the job offer, quit the network.
Craft’s last on-air role at the Seven Network was presenting Comedy Classics for Comic Relief with Russell Gilbert.
Channel Nine
In 2008, she signed with the Nine Network to host the hugely popular Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. She went from strength to strength at Nine, demonstrating a real flair for lifestyle programs when she co-hosted Domestic Blitz with Scott Cam.
Later in 2008, Craft did a commercial for National Tree Day, followed by advertisements for Jetstar in late 2009.
In 2011, Craft presenter alongside Scott Cam in The Block, where she presented the Friday night episode ‘The Block: Unlocked’ and numerous other challenges.

Personal life
Craft was married to marketing expert Brett De Billinghurst Craft from 2001-2007. She has since moved from Brisbane to Melbourne with her partner Christian Sergiacomi who is a cameraman for the Nine Network.
In November 2009, Craft and Sergiacomi exchanged wedding vows at the couple’s holiday home in Byron Bay. She has been quoted as saying it was the “perfect day”.
On 24 August 2010 Craft gave birth to her first child, a baby girl who the couple named Milla Grace. She weighed in at 5 pounds 13 ounces. Craft gave birth to her second daughter, Eadie Rose on 12 June 2012.

Shelley and Christian are not only juggling their commitments on The Block – he’s also a cameraman on the show – but the start-up of their own business venture, The Builder App, which featured regularly on the series.


1996 – 2002 Saturday Disney (TV series)


2012 Mornings (TV series)

2008-2011 Australia’s Funniest Home Video Show (TV series)

2010 52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards (TV movie)

2009 Australia Unites: The Victorian Bushfire Appeal (TV movie)

2008 Hole in the Wall (TV series)
Herself – TV Stars Team

2008 Domestic Blitz (TV series)

2008 Postcards (TV series)

2007 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day (TV movie)

2006 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day (TV movie)

2005 Guinness World Records (TV series)

2005 Dancing with the Stars (TV series)

2002 Saturday Disney (TV series)

2002 Perfect Match (TV series)

1992 The Great Outdoors (TV series)


• Craft is on call 24/7 when it comes to The Block.
• Craft is frequently called Super Mum juggling commitments with The Block, Australia’s Funniest Home Videos, her new fashion and building apps, being a wife and a mother.
• Craft created Hanger Nation, a new iPhone/iPad application and website dedicated to the Australian fashion industry.
• Hobbies: Learning to surf, skiing, horse riding, playing with my two boxer dogs, Beau and Jackson.
• Favourite Musicians: Matchbox 20, U2, Pearl Jam, Augie March, Xavier Rudd.
• Favourite TV shows: Underbelly, Cashmere Mafia, Grey’s Anatomy
• Favourite Actors: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton.
• Favourite Actresses: Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson.
• Favourite Colours: Denim blue and cream.
• Books: Guns, Germs and Steel
• Shelley always wanted to be an actress or a ski instructor.
• Shelley had two jobs at high school. McDonald’s and a job at a ski shop in Brisbane city.
• Craft’s early years were influenced by Liz Hayes when she was the host of the Today Show as well as Kerri-Anne.


• It was a fantastic experience. I travelled to two dozen countries and to every corner of the Earth.
• It’s certainly a busy time, but we’re used to travelling with lots of camera equipment – now we’re trading it for baby equipment! We’ve got the pram and the cot and the toys – you name it, we’re carrying it!
• My angle on The Block has changed (because of being a mum). I used to look at the design, but now I’m a lot more practical with my advice.
• I’m a great believer in being the site foreman and throwing my weight around that way, but I’ll leave the tools to the tradies.
• It’s being confident with who you are, flaws and all.
• I find it very comfortable being me. I’m not the tallest, I’m not the prettiest, I’m not the smartest, but I’m happy with who I am … I’m just average. I’m as average as it gets.
• There is no quick or easy way to make good money. Work hard, put in the effort and you will be rewarded for that.
• Buy only the car your ego can afford and sometimes you have to spend it to make it.
• Your future comfort is not something to be left for a later date. Do something now and you will be ready for your future.
• I understand that sometimes the good things have to wait. I do not layby and I do not use credit. If I can’t afford it then and there, I don’t get it. I see investing in property as my future income. I have several investment properties and love the bricks and mortar aspect.

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