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An accomplished presenter, actress, dancer, interviewer and entertainer.
Categories: After Dinner Entertainers, Celebrities, MCs & Hosts
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Sonia took the nation on the Big Brother journey in 2012 as the host of the primetime show on Nine. Led by Sonia, the series ratings peaked at over 2.2 million nationally in 2012; averaging over 1 million viewers an episode. She was back hosting for a second season on the nine network. Alongside co-host David Campbell, Sonia can be seen on Nine’s MORNINGS show and hosting 'The Voice'.
With the Seven Network from 2004 – 2011, Sonia co-hosted Dancing With The Stars for 11 seasons and was a guest reporter for the current affairs program Sunday Night.
Sonia has been entertaining audiences since the tender age of four when she began her dancing career in Brisbane. Specializing in Ballroom and Latin American dancing, Sonia has represented Australia at the Amateur British Ballroom Championships and was the Australian Ballroom, Latin & New Vogue Professional Champion.
Her talent as one of the country’s foremost dancers saw Sonia land the coveted role of ‘Tina Sparkle’ in the hugely successful Australian movie, Strictly Ballroom. While on set, Sonia helped teach cast members how to dance. Her skills as a dance instructor have also been utilised by NIDA where Sonia taught for more than four years.
Sonia continued to remain in the public eye after Strictly Ballroom; on television as well as in theatre. She was a huge hit as a reporter on Channel Nine’s revamped kids show, Wonder World and made several appearances in ABC-TV’s Three Men and A Baby Grand.
In 1997 after completing an Arts degree at Sydney’s University of Technology she joined Seven’s long-running morning and news show 11 AM as its entertainment reporter. She remained with the program for two years before moving to Today Tonight.
Sonia has danced with Irish Riverdance sensation Michael Flatley and the Flamenco troupe Paco Pena. She has interviewed stars such as Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Mike Myers, Jackie Chan, Robert Redford, Billy Connolly, Michael Caine, Kevin Costner, Sandra Bullock, Glenn Close, Jodie Foster, Kate Hudson, Beyonce Knowles and Aussie pop sensation Kylie Minogue.
Sonia embodies a healthy lifestyle and was the ideal choice as an ambassador for Swisse Multivitamins, and has been since 2008. In her spare time, Sonia enjoys the cinema, live theatre and dining out with friends. She’s a huge tennis fan, and is passionate about the State of Origin. She is one of Queensland’s most vocal supporters.
An accomplished presenter, actress, dancer, interviewer and entertainer, Sonia is one of Australia’s most recognised and loved faces.
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