If you’re still at high school and wondering what to do with your life – you might want to consider a career within the world of television. Nowadays, those who work in television aren’t just those who spend hours reciting their lines to appear as a sickly patient in a hospital scene or those who attach themselves to wires to appear as a CGI version of themselves in a fantasy show. The world of television has evolved, and so have the people who appear on our screens. From reality stars to TV hosts, television personalities come from all walks of life and have all kinds of talents under their belt. In fact, one specific category of TV personality has taken over the world of entertainment in the past decade or so: the home improvers. With dozens of renovation, decoration, restoration and DIY experts on our television screens, it’s easy to get confused between them all. Yet, there is one man who stands above the rest. Of course, we’re talking about Scott McGillivray! But how much do you really know about this TV star?
Known as a home renovator, businessman, television host, investor, educator, and author – it seems that there is nothing this Canadian can’t put his hands to. Over the past nine years, Scott McGillivray has worked for HGTV and worked alongside the likes of Chip and Joanna Gaines, Nicole Curtis, Tarek and Christina El Moussa, Ben and Erin Napier and Jonathan and Drew Scott to bring us all the best home improvement shows on the planet. Although these television hosts have all proved to be hugely popular with their North American audience, their success has yet to come close to the success of Scott McGillivray.
As one of the longest-running television shows on the HGTV network, Income Property has given Scott the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself. With 11 seasons and over a whopping 150 episodes to its name, Income Property has proved to be hugely popular over the past nine years – even winning itself the Best Lifestyle Program or Series Award at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2016. Yet, over the past nine years, Scott McGillivray has proved that he is much more than a television host. In fact, he’s now shown himself to be an epic handyman, realtor, and fixer-upper throughout various other television projects. Does anyone get much more talented than that?! Well, it seems as though this success didn’t come without hard work and perseverance, as you’ll find out through these 20 things you didn’t know about HGTV handyman Scott McGillivray…
[post_page_title]A big family[/post_page_title]
Throughout his life, Scott McGillivray has surrounded himself with a large family. In fact, he grew up as the middle child! With a younger sister and an older brother to contend with, Scott knew what it was like to compete against his siblings – but there was never any sibling rivalry. For the most part, Scott and his siblings kept each other grounded at all times, and they all had a great relationship with each other. He has recently noted that he hopes his children will grow up the same way.