Carly & Leighton win House Rules
South Australian couple win the first season of Seven renovation series with their $460,000 mortgage paid off.
After seven weeks of renovations they defeated NSW couple Michelle Steve Ball to win the value of their mortgage paid off: $460,000.
That puts it well in front of the $250,000 prize that has been standard across many recent contest finales.
“Are you sure?” Carly asked when told they had won. “We are the luckiest people in all of Australia.”
“We just want to thank Australia. I want to thank this beautiful girl here, I couldn’t have done it without her. We want to thank all of the contestants,” said Leighton.
The live to air finale, which involved broadcasts from three states, follows the success of Seven’s series, which overcame low ratings in its first week.
Seven’s bold format benefited from less product placement and off-site challenges than Nine’s reigning series The Block, and with entire homes revealed in a week.
The show has been renewed for a second season and is calling for new contestants.