Scott Tweedie
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Tweedie in 2020
Born (1988-01-29) 29 January 1988 (age 33)
NationalityAustralian
EducationSt Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace
OccupationTelevision and radio presenter, reporter
Years active2009–present
Known forPrank Patrol

Scott Tweedie (born 29 January 1988) is an Australian television host, presenter and producer.

Tweedie is currently in the United States hosting on the E! Network. Previously, Tweedie was a network host for Network 10, hosting the hit music television program The Loop and a reporter on Studio 10 and hosted the children's series Prank Patrol on the former ABC 3 channel.[1]

Career

Tweedie had originally planned to become a merchant banker, but later decided to become a radio presenter for Nova 106.9 in Brisbane.[2] He graduated from university with a degree in commerce and finance.[3]

ABC

In 2009, Tweedie became a host on the Australian television children series Prank Patrol, which launched on 4 December via ABC3, a children's digital television channel owned by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).[4] Prank Patrol is based on the original Canadian series, in which kids get to play a prank on their chosen targets.[4] Tweedie is assisted by the Ninjas and an expert to help the kids create their prank.[4] In 2011, Tweedie and Kayne Tremills became co-hosts for the Australian version of the medieval-themed physical kids game show Splatalot!, which first aired on 5 November via ABC3.[5] In 2013, Tweedie hosted WAC: World Animal Championships, along with Amberley Lobo, again on ABC3.[6]

Network 10

In January 2012, Tweedie and Ash London (later Liv Phyland) became co-hosts on the Australian television music program The Loop, which first aired on 28 January via Eleven, a digital television channel owned by Network Ten.[7] The show featured the top 20 downloaded songs on iTunes each week, classic music, new Australian releases, viral videos and trending tweets.[7] Tweedie filmed over 400 episodes.[8] Tweedie has interviewed a number of international artists such as Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Matt Damon, Ed Sheeran and Tom Cruise.[9][10]

In December 2014, Tweedie with co-host Jessica Tovey and roving reporter Alicia Malone commenced a weekly movie show, Movie Juice, airing on One. The first episode aired on Tuesday 16 December 2014.[11]

In November 2016, Tweedie announced that he would be making his acting debut as Derek Meeps with a guest role in Neighbours on 18 November 2016.[12]

In January 2018, Network Ten announced that Tweedie would travel to Africa to host Edge of the Jungle a behind the scenes online series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.[13]

In 2018, Tweedie joined Studio 10 as a reporter and also hosted Edge of the Jungle, the behind the scenes part of I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Australia.[14]

In 2019, Tweedie hosted Australia's Dancing with the Stars, filling in for host Grant Denyer who was injured at the time.[10]

In November 2019, Tweedie announced his resignation from Network 10 after 8 years with the network, moving onto a new role overseas.[15]

E! News

In December 2019, it was announced that Tweedie was moving to New York to host the early morning program E! News, and Pop of the Morning with Lilliana Vazquez from 6 January 2020.[16] Shaq labelled Tweedie "the worlds sexiest Australian".[17] During the COVID-19 lockdown, Tweedie hosted an Instagram Live series called HappE! Hour in which he made cocktails and interviewed celebrities.[9]

Scott Tweedie in 2012 at Tropfest in Sydney.

In late 2020, he relocated to Los Angeles after both E!News and Pop of the Morning were axed in New York.[18]

Personal life

Born in Brisbane, Tweedie attended an all-boys school where he was captain of cross country in his senior year (2005).[10][3] He lived in Sydney for a number of years and has two older sisters.[3]

Tweedie was in a relationship with model Georgia Berg for a number of years that ended in 2018.[19] Since 2019, Tweedie has been in a relationship with architect Mads John, which has mostly been long distance since he moved to USA and she resides in Australia.[9]

Surfing is something that Tweedie loves and he would go a few days a week whilst living in Australia.[3] Japanese food is Tweedie's favourite, but he also loves junk food in moderation.[3]

When interviewing Kesha, Tweedie asked if she would like to give him a tattoo. She pulled down his pants and drew a male body part in permanent marker and surrounded it with glitter.[10]

The Labrador is Tweedie's favourite dog as he feels he can relate to their temperament.[9]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009–13 Prank Patrol Himself Host (using his nickname, "Scotty")
2011 Splatalot! Host
2012–19 The Loop
2013 WAC! The World Animal Championships
2014–15 Movie Juice
2016 Neighbours Derek Meeps 1 episode
2018–19 Edge of the Jungle Himself Host; online behind the scenes I'm a Celebrity series
The 60th Annual TV Week Logie Awards Host and presenter
Studio 10 Reporter
2019 Dancing with the Stars Australia Co-host (Filled in for Grant Denyer); 1 Episode
Chris & Julia's Sunday Night Takeaway 2 Episodes
Celebrity Name Game 1 Episode
2020–present E! News Host

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Yesterday Is Here N/A Composer
2018 Head Above Water Tommy Lee

References

  1. ^ "All about... Scotty Tweedie". ABC3. Archived from the original on 12 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Scott Tweedie Bio". Eleven. Archived from the original on 12 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e Courtney. "Exclusive: Scott Tweedie from E! Talks NYC, Prank Plans & More in New Interview | Feeling the Vibe Magazine". Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "ABC3 Launches December 4, 2009". Throng Australia. Throng Ltd. 22 October 2009. Archived from the original on 12 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Splatalot: Country Style". Throng Australia. Throng Ltd. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  6. ^ Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "WAC: World Animal Championships".
  7. ^ a b Knox, David (23 January 2012). "New presenter for The Loop". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Scott Tweedie". The Fordham Company. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  9. ^ a b c d Get to know E! Host Scott Tweedie as he talks about moving to NYC, "HappE! Hour" and his role at E!, retrieved 9 June 2021
  10. ^ a b c d "Scott Tweedie". The Celebrity Whisperer. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  11. ^ http://tenplay.com.au/channel-ten/movie-juice/about%7Ctitle= Movie Juice About the Show
  12. ^ "The Loop host Scott Tweedie makes Neighbours debut as Jodi Anasta's ex". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Ten Launches 'Edge of the Jungle' Facebook Series - B&T". B&T. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Scott Tweedie". The Daily Talk Show. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  15. ^ "Scott Tweedie Is Leaving Network 10". 10 daily. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Studio 10's Scott Tweedie lands surprise new job in New York". NewsComAu. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 7 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Shaquille O'Neal Dubs Pop of the Morning's Scott Tweedie "the Sexiest Australian in the World"". E! Online. 6 January 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Scott Tweedie announces he WON'T be leaving E! network despite both his shows being axed". ReadSector. 6 August 2020. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Why Scott Tweedie Keeps His Relationship with Model Georgia Berg Private". theFashionSpot. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2021.