Children's TV show host Jack Yabsley buys in Sydney's inner west

Children's TV show host Jack Yabsley buys in Sydney's inner west
Children's TV show host Jack Yabsley buys in Sydney's inner west

The children's TV show host Jack Yabsley has settled on his first apartment in Sydney's inner west.

Yabsley, who is best known for hosting Seven's Saturday Disney when he was in his early 20s, paid $715,000 for the Ashfield apartment with girlfriend Lauren Wiley, a production and casting administrator at Michael Cassel Group. 

Yabsley, now 31, has also taken to directing.

He has directed as written short films The Virgin and Super Nice, as well as directing Kings of Baxter, a documentary following 14 juvenile justice detainees creating a production of Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Set in a 1940s block of eight, the Art Deco style two bedroom apartment on the ground floor matched the $715,000 CoreLogic median price for a two bedroom unit in the suburb.

It came with a study and a renovated bathroom.

Belle Property Ashfield agents Tommy Ajaka and Rick Nicholson sold the apartment that last traded for $437,000 in 2012, reflecting near 12 percent annual growth.

Yabsley, who has worked extensively in children's TV, was recently the host of Seven gameshow Match It.

He is occasionally a reporter on Sydney Weekender.

Jack's hosting career began in 2004 when he was a regular presenter on Totally Wild on Network Ten.

He moved to the Seven Network and hosted Saturday Disney from 2007 to 2011.

Last year he was a voice in the family animation series Hoot Hoot and Go!

Wiley has previously worked at the Sydney Theatre company under the co-artistic directorship of A-listers Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.

This article was first published in the Daily Telegraph.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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