Sonia Kruger shares the ins-and-outs of her televised life with Laura Brodnik.
Sonia Kruger knows she wouldn’t make a very compelling Big Brother housemate.
“I wouldn’t be a trouble maker,” she confesses with a laugh. “I think I’d be the peacemaker trying to get everybody to get along or I’d be compulsively cleaning!”
She might be a little off the money on this one however, because according to her resume Australia can’t get enough of the statuesque blonde.
She first popped up on the radar as a fruit-clad Tina Sparkle in Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom before dancing her way into a slew of TV presenting roles.
This year she is once again taking hold of the hosting reins of Big Brother Australia while continuing to host Mornings with David Campbell in Sydney.
“It’s great travelling between the Gold Coast and Sydney to film, I love that I discuss a wide range of topics on Mornings and nobody makes me laugh like David. Although most of it is not suitable to air.”
But when it comes to spilling secrets about what’s in store for this year’s housemates on the popular reality show Kruger claims she’s completely in the dark.
“If I knew I would tell you, but I don’t,” she says. “I know the house is going up and out and there’s something not quite right about it but that’s all I’ve been told.
“This year we are really focusing on bringing the over 30s into the house, the people who wouldn’t usually be able to enter because of work or family commitments.”
The former Beenleigh State High School student loves that Big Brother is filmed in Queensland.
“Many of these big stage shows are not filmed in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, so there is not a lot of opportunity for people who want to work in the industry,” she explains.
“I would have loved it when I was starting out, I would have begged to be a runner or something just to get experience.”
With the TV Week Logie Awards fast approaching Kruger lets slip that she’s planning to don an Alex Perry creation.
“One of my favourite ways to unwind and relax after a taping is to sit down with a cup of tea and scroll through Twitter to see what people have said and a lot of the time it’s about what I’m wearing,” she says.
“I love to interact with people and let them know where my clothes are from and thankfully the nasty stuff is getting less.
“It’s something everybody with a public profile has to face, it’s part of my job and there’s nowhere else I’d rather work.”