House Rules Coming Soon!

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Australia’s biggest renovation show returns in 2017. Now in its fifth year, HOUSE RULES continues to break new territory with even bigger challenges and designs. This year’s ride of a lifetime will see six new teams gambling with the most important possession in their lives: their home. To win the ultimate prize, they will have to completely renovate six houses in only six weeks.

Together, the teams will travel the country, hand over the keys to their homes and leave their opposition to transform every room in their house. Guided by just five HOUSE RULES, the teams will each be given a designated zone in the house. They must draw on all their creative talents, determination and strategy to produce breathtaking reveals that impress not only the home owners but the judges too.

Host Johanna Griggs returns with judge Wendy Moore, who will critique this year’s homes alongside two new judges, including international design style star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and acclaimed Australian architect and builder Drew Heath. With only one week to completely transform each home, the teams will need all the help they can get. Back to guide them, and help them decipher the HOUSE RULES, is interior designer Carolyn Burns-McCrave.

All six teams will walk away with a completely renovated interior of their home. The final two teams left standing have their home completely renovated from top to bottom, inside and out, and will face-off in an epic Grand Final for a $200,000 cash prize.

The six teams vying for the 2017 crown are:

QUEENSLAND / Aaron & Daniella
SOUTH AUSTRALIA / Kate & Harry
TASMANIA / Sean & Ella
WESTERN AUSTRALIA / Andrew & Jono
VICTORIA / Fiona & Nicole
NEW SOUTH WALES / Troy & Bec

HOUSE RULES was a ratings smash in 2016, averaging more than 1.57 million combined viewers across Australia. More than two million people tuned in to see Queensland twins Luke and Cody win and realise their dream of living mortgage free.

HOUSE RULES HALL OF FAME

2016 – Luke & Cody, QLD
2015 – Steve & Tiana, NSW
2014 – Adam & Lisa, VIC
2013 – Carly & Leighton, SA

For all the latest news on the show, visit the official website

Married at First Sight

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We are now at the pointy end of this year’s season of Married at First Sight and the Kleenexes were getting a work out as we saw breakups, controversy, love and heartbreak with our experimental couples.

On Sunday night, I am sure the majority of viewers were feeling as though the wrong couples broke up when horseman and all round nice guy Sean was left heartbroken, whilst controlling antagoniser Anthony was stoked when his gorgeous bride, Nadia decided to renew her vows with him.

Sean gave a beautiful speech to Susan and talked about how she was the love of his life. Unfortunately Susan couldn’t reciprocate her feelings towards Sean and felt the distance between the two was too hard, although she still saw him as a close friend. What every guy dreads.

Anthony has been one of the most controversial characters on the show. From upsetting Cheryl, to calling Nadia frigid and pointing out her breasts were too small for a certain dress he was buying for her, he has frustrated the whole of Australia, myself included, with his attitude. Nadia decided to give Anthony and long distance a go, despite all of his misdemeanours.

On Monday night’s episode it was the first time in the real world for the couples and the issue of long distance again was a common discussion point.

Nick and Sharon were head over heels for each other during the experiment, but when Nick received some devastating news about his Father, his relationship was left in turmoil. Nick was planning on moving to Perth to be with Sharon,however he wanted to support his Dad who he was very close to. Sharon is now considering making the move to Melbourne to be with her new love, Nick.

Loved up couple Simon and Alene were finding it difficult with the long distance and Simon in particular was not a fan of Skype, so time will tell whether this becomes an issue or not.

That man Anthony has again showed his dominant and controlling side during a Skype chat to Nadia back in Brisbane. Just as Anthony couldn’t get any worse, he goes and tells Nadia that he’s questioning the sustainability of their relationship because he thinks his career is more important to him. I am sure the rest of Australia is like myself and wonders what she sees in him. If she broke up with Anthony she would probably have a line up of guys as long as the line up to see Santa Claus.

Well, instead of breaking up with the controller, she decides to jump on a plane to Sydney to chat to him. One wonders why she would waste her time!

Adelaide boy Jesse is back home and working with his Dad at the Adelaide Central Markets. Although sad about how things ended with Michelle, he’s ready to move on and I am sure there will be no shortage of single women that would like to date one of Australia’s latest eligible bachelors. Michelle is back home in Perth and slightly envious of twin sister Sharon that she has met someone whilst Michelle has come back home and is looking for love yet again.

Bubbly Vanessa and introvert Andy are struggling with the long distance and to make matters worse Andy has gone and booked a holiday to Mount Everest for 4 months, which Vanessa is clearly not happy about.

City girl, Susan is having regrets about Sean and really missing him. She still has hope that it will work out down the road and they’ll get their ‘happily ever after’.

Seven Year Switch

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Things start to heat up on Tuesday’s episode and the pillow wall seems to be a common discussion topic. Johnny and Stacey Louise have built a pillow wall and Michael and Kaitlyn have jumped on the bandwagon. Oh no! They are breaking their partners rules already!

After jet boating and a Mustang cruise, Sarge and Tracey are now off to go swimming and Sarge is having a nice perve at Tracey in her bikini whilst complaining that Stacey Louise doesn’t like to swim.

The experts sure don’t mind their 15 minutes of fame again this episode and they bring along all different technological devices with the same video, why don’t they make it easy and stick to the IPAD!

This time it’s a video so they can understand their own behaviour patterns.

One of the highlights was Johnny’s body language as the fridge shelf issue is brought up on the video of Sarge and Stacey Louise having another argument! Johnny looks like he’s thinking that Sarge is abit of a clown and it’s priceless!

Mark tries to teach Felicity how to play basketball and then asks Felicity about Michael’s anger management. Felicity feels as though she questions her relationship because she’s constantly being hurt and communication is an issue. Plus he yells and screams like a child!

After watching the video of her and Sarge, Stacey feels like she’s always controlled and she’s not ready to get married to him. Ouch!

Michael’s anger issues arise again when Felicity is shown a video about them and Felicity walks away in tears when she realises that she’s a nagger. Michael is shown his video and is shown examples of his behaviour and temper. Michael feels disgusted by what he sees and knows that he needs to work on this.

The couples have mixed feelings when they are all told that they are going away on various trips to a sentimental location. Mark and Felicity have got the best end of the deal though, they are sent off to Phuket! Felicity flips out when she sees that there’s only one double bed at the resort in Phuket and walks out as there’s no lounge or anywhere else to sleep.

Johnny is as happy as a kid in a candy store when he finds out that they are going to the Whitsundays, however Stacey Louise is not so excited and finds going there boring. I am sure I am like the majority of viewers that think that she needs to lighten up and stop being a drama queen.

Michael and Kaitlyn are going off to the Kakadu together and Sarge and Tracey are off to go camping in the Blue Mountains.

About the Seven Year Switch

Channel Seven’s most controversial series, Seven Year Switch, promises to shock when four new couples on the brink of separation participate in an experimental marriage with a total stranger in order to save their relationship.

This innovative experiment, called “Switch Therapy”, is radical, totally unpredictable and life-changing. Viewers will learn about each of the couples – how they met, how they fell in love, how their relationship took a turn for the worst and why they are willing to risk everything to mend it.

The brave couples at a crossroads in their relationship will live with a like-minded new partner in an experimental marriage, to help them recognise how their own behaviour is impacting their relationship – and decide if they would be better off with someone else.

Relationship experts, Jo Lamble and Peter Charleston, will guide the couples through the therapy process as they adjust to living with an experimental partner. Will their experimental spouses be able to fill the void they’ve been yearning for, or will they discover the grass isn’t always greener? At the end of the daring social experiment, each of the couples will reunite and make the decision to either part ways, or reaffirm their commitment for life.

I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

IAC-S3-Casey-Donovan-Crowned-Queen-Of-The-Jungle_cropped_900x506Former Australian Idol winner, Casey Donovan has won the 2017 I’m A Celebrity reality show beating former Brownlow Medallist and Premiership star, Dane Swan.

The final two survived 6 weeks of cold showers, creepy crawlies, eating animal insides and facing their fears with some high adrenalin activities!

Swan was one of the favourites to win but unlike fellow footballer Barry Hall he couldn’t repeat the dose.

Bride and Prejudice

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Channel 7’s reality television show, Bride and Prejudice has shocked Australia and the episode on Monday 6th of March was no exception. The issue of same sex marriage has divided the world but when their loved ones are getting married one would think they could put their beliefs behind them, however this wasn’t the case with two different couples on the show.

Two same sex couples and the same scenario, parents that don’t want to be involved in their children’s weddings because of their beliefs and disapproval of same sex marriage
Charity and Phoebe are two girls in love who are getting married in New Zealand and Charity’s parents don’t believe in same sex marriage so don’t even bother to rock up to their wedding, this would be sad for poor Charity and surely her parents could’ve put their opinions aside and just supported the wedding.

It makes you wonder how parents could do this to their own daughter regardless of their beliefs, someone that they love and have brought up.

Their is a similar situation with another same sex couple, Chris from Australia and Grant from the USA, Grant’s parents are all behind him but Chris’s folks have made it clear that they aren’t happy about it, Chris has even gone and brought his parents plane tickets over to America just so that they would come.

The final show is next week and in true reality style they have left us hanging as to whether they will be there or not!