“I’ve never had an aggressive interview before… I handled it really badly”

The Block‘s Scott Cam admits he now regrets the way he handled an interview on SKY News in March when he was questioned about his role as an Australia’s first National Careers Ambassador.

In the interview Cam defended his role and salary when questioned on media appearances, and a campus tour to apprentices which was getting underway in February.

“Look, I did get some negativity with the NCA,” he tells the Sunday Telegraph. “You know, I’ve never had an aggressive interview before. And all I was trying to do was get a message across about people trying to hire apprentices and people trying to become apprentices. It was a genuine message I’m really passionate about and have been for 20 years.

“So I was just taken aback and I handled it really badly and learnt a lesson. Because we were getting off-topic and we were talking about something everybody knew about already. Anyway, I regret it and it won’t happen again.

“I’m still pushing for apprentices but I wasn’t going to be able to fulfil the second part of the requirements [in his NCA role], so I gave the money back, which I would have done anyway regardless of publicity. But I’m still on the job on social media, and I’m still going to continue [advocating for apprentices]. I’ve been doing that for over 10 years, for nothing, which no-one knows about, but that’s beside the point. I’ll still continue to do that, regardless of what people say.”

6 Comments:

  1. thedirtydigger

    The Block Producers: “Please Scotty , just a tiny little half apology …we’re back on air soon and let’s clear the decks after your …um…combative performance when this all blew up .”
    Scotty The People’s Champion: “OK…but I’m still gonna blame the interviewer …a bit, righto?”
    The Block Producers: ” Oh thanks so much Scotty , this will make all the difference, and the viewers will love you again as The fighter for the Underdog and Apprentices and Tradies all over the world.”
    Scotty TPC : “There it’s done, nothing more to see here, but only fluffy admiring interviews from now on for me right ?”

  2. You get the feeling that Scott Cam is not someone to take things on the chin, but as someone who has been on TV for a while now he would be fully aware of how the media works, especially when it involves politics.

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