Scott Cam had a mattress in the car ready to escape bushfires

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Scott Cam has revealed he had a mattress in his car ready to go, in case he and his family were forced to evacuate their property during the bushfires. 

The Block host, who has a holiday house near Ulladulla on the NSW South Coast, told 9Entertainment "it was very full-on” New Year’s Eve as they prepared their house for the worst. 

Scott Cam has revealed all about being caught up in the bushfires. Photo: Instagram/Scott Cam

"The car was packed with a mattress in the back of the ute ready if we had to sleep in that,” the 57-year-old said. 

“We were ready to go and had an exit plan to get to Mollymook beach, but just luckily that didn't happen," he added.

Scott said that a southerly wind change at the last minute saved their home from the devastation. 

He stayed to protect his property while his three kids got out when the roads were open. 

Scott's home is in Ulladulla, on the NSW South Coast. Photo: Getty Images

Scott has urged people to visit the area once the threat has fully been lifted and to spend their money buying food, drink and supplies with local businesses. 

Back in August, Scott opened up about his retirement, revealing it was something that was on his mind. 

“I might be in trouble – another three years and I will be 60,” the former Gold Logie winner told TV Week.

Hanging up his tools from The Block is one thing, but could retirement from TV be another option for the beloved personality?

“I was thinking about it the other day, 'What is going to happen next?’,” he told the publication.

However, it appears there’s one more show on his bucket list that he’d like to tick off.

Ideally, it would be a program about “cooking in Australia, travelling in Australia and the Australian myths and legends”. That sounds fair dinkum to us.

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