Despite her best efforts (and the fact that she was once voted 'TV's most spankable personality'), Sami Lukis has always been romantically challenged. Aside from a handful of serious long-term relationships, she's been a serial dater for the better part of thirty years. It's not like she hasn't tried to find the one - she's given it a bloody good go. She's been on more blind dates than is reasonable for anyone to endure in a lifetime. She's dated guys on almost every continent. But for reasons she can't quite understand, she seems to be a dating weirdo magnet. There was the date with Kevin Costner's bodyguard (yep, the Bodyguard's bodyguard), and the delightful gentleman she later found out was an armed robber. The sleazy TV exec who loved the word 'moist'. The bloke who wanted to rent her ovum. The guy who proposed on their first date. The loser who sent her a selfie featuring a hickie - which he hadn't got from her. Oh, and that time she realised she might be dating her cousin. Now Sami's sharing her dating disasters in the hopes of connecting with anyone who's experienced the highs and lows of the always nerve-wracking, sometimes uplifting and often stomach-churning roller-coaster of romance. Romantically Challenged is an unintentionally entertaining romp through the men, the meetings and the misadventures a woman can face on her quest to find love.
Sami Lukis is one of Australia's most versatile media personalities, with a career spanning more than twenty years in Australian television and radio. Sami currently appears as a regular guest/co-host on The Morning Show, The Daily Edition, and Studio Ten. She spent three years presenting the weather on The Today Show at the Nine Network, where she also hosted Torvill & Dean's Dancing On Ice, and The Logies Red Carpet and New Year's Eve Specials. Sami spent four years at Network Ten as a reporter on the children's program Totally Wild. While at Ten, she also presented the weather on the Sydney 5 O'Clock News, hosted Loves Me, Loves Me Not, Shipwrecked, Totally Wild Rescue, and The Blue Planet, and she was the roving reporter on the debut season of Big Brother. Sami has worked as a newsreader for Fox Sports News and featured in the documentary Sami's Baby on Foxtel. Sami started her radio career at Nova 969 Sydney as the breakfast newsreader/co-host on the The Merrick & Rosso Show. At Triple M Sami has co-hosted The Cage in Brisbane, The Grill Team in Sydney, and The Ugly Phil & Sami Show in Sydney. At Mix FM Sami co-hosted The Ant & Sami Lukis drive show in Sydney and Melbourne, and she was also one-half of Sydney's first female breakfast radio duo on The Sami Lukis & Yumi Stynes Show. Sami graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business Communication (with distinction), and she is the proud Patron of Kids Rehab at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Sami's passion for travel saw her create her own successful travel business, hosting gorgeous getaways for women in New York and Italy.