Sonia Kruger Biography
Sonia Kruger is an Australian media personality and television presenter. Kruger is a presenter on The Voice Australia and the host of Big Brother Australia.
How old is Sonia Kruger? – Age
She is 56 years old as of 28 August 2021. She was born in 1965 in Toowoomba, Australia.
Sonia Kruger Education
She graduated from Beenleigh State High School in 1982 with a Year 12 diploma. Kruger also holds an Arts degree from the University of Technology in Sydney and has taught dance at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
Sonia Kruger Wife
Kruger was married to James Davies, a British-born financier, for six years (2002-2008). She began dating Craig McPherson, executive producer of Today Tonight, after her marriage dissolved in September 2008.
What is Sonia Kruger’s daughter’s name?
Maggie, Kruger’s daughter, was born in January 2015. For years, she and McPherson had tried both IVF and traditional means to conceive a child. She had multiple pregnancies, but they all ended in miscarriages. She revealed her pregnancy in August 2014, having conceived via in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
Sonia Kruger Career
Kruger made her acting debut in the AFI Award-winning film Strictly Ballroom in 1992, playing “Tina Sparkle.” She also served as the film’s ballroom adviser. To date, this is her only acting role. Following her cinematic debut, she hosted the Nine Network’s Children’s Variety Show Wonder World! Kruger has worked as an entertainment reporter for Today Tonight, Sunrise, and 11 AM on the Seven Network. Kruger previously co-hosted the Morning Show on Mix 106.5 in Sydney with Dancing with the Stars judges Todd McKenney and Andy Grace.
Kruger debuted on the Seven Network’s reality dance competition show Dancing with the Stars in 2004, the Australian counterpart of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Over the course of her eleven seasons on the show, she co-hosted it with both Daryl Somers and Daniel MacPherson. Kruger was confirmed to anchor the Seven Network makeover reality show 10 Years Younger in 10 Days in September 2008. Despite good ratings for the series premiere, the sitcom was not renewed for a second season by Seven Network.
Kruger announced her departure from both Dancing with the Stars and the Seven Network in November 2011 to seek other possibilities. In November 2011, Kruger secured a development deal with the Nine Network. Kruger’s daytime talk show Mornings with singer/actor David Campbell has been confirmed.
The show was created to take the position of Kerri-Anne, which ended the same month. The first episode of this new series aired on February 6, 2012. (and continues into 2016 rebranded as Today Extra). Kruger was also revealed as the new host of Big Brother Australia, a competition reality show on Nine Network. Kruger took over as host from Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O, who aired the show on Network Ten until it was terminated in 2008. Big Brother Australia 9 premiered to 1.6 million people on August 13, 2012, marking the franchise’s highest ratings since the third season. Kruger was named as a co-host for the fourth season of The Voice Australia with Darren McMullen on February 22, 2015.
Kruger and David Campbell were named as co-hosts of Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight in November 2017. She took over for Lisa Wilkinson, who had left the Nine Network. After defecting to the Seven Network, Kruger was replaced by Allison Langdon.
Kruger was revealed as a presenter on the Nine Network’s new travel series Helloworld in August 2018, and the show premiered on October 7, 2018. However, from Series 2,, Lauren Phillips, Denis Walter, and Steven Jacobs were replaced as presenters by Giaan Rooney, who currently works for the Seven Network. Kruger announced her departure from the Nine Network in November 2019, and on Friday, November 15, she hosted Today Extra for the final time.
Seven Network CEO James Warburton confirmed her arrival, revealing that she will host the network’s upcoming reality show Mega Mini Golf and will also take over as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent, replacing Nicole Scherzinger. She also appeared on Australia’s Got Talent: Challengers & Champions as a judge.
Kruger was revealed as the host of a resurrection of Big Brother on the Seven Network in February 2020, but due to production commitments, he will no longer be presenting the upcoming season Holey Moley. However, Kruger was confirmed as the host of the show in October 2020. Kruger will host The Voice again in 2021 after the Seven Network acquired the franchise’s rights after the Nine Network failed to renew its contract with the show. Kruger currently co-hosts Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars on Channel 7, alongside her original co-host Daryl Somers.
Sonia Kruger Salary
She earns an annual salary of $$1million.
Sonia Kruger Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.