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House Rules: promo

First peek at "High Stakes" season renovating a penthouse on the Gold Coast.

Seven has released a first peek at House Rules “High Stakes” coming in Q2.

Programming director Angus Ross recently told TV Tonight, the show has new hosts and judges, with contestants renovating a Gold Coast penthouse.

“It’s like something stuck in a James Bond film from the 1970s, but it needs to be brought into present day. It is a massive job, but it is the most insane-looking apartment that you will ever see. And at the completion of that apartment, there is a major format twist in the show…” he said.

Jamie Durie co-hosts with Abbey Way while Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Kyly Clarke and Saul Myers are 2020 judges.

“I just watched the first episode yesterday and was very, very pleased. It’s been completely refreshed and it feels like a very different show.”

14 Responses

  1. Personally I’m very interested in seeing the penthouse of the Focus building being renovated. It’s also not clear whether teams still reno each other’s homes, and the penthouse is perhaps an elimination challenge. House Rules was struggling in the ratings, so maybe a change in format will give it a boost.

  2. “I just watched the first episode yesterday and was very, very pleased. It’s been completely refreshed and it feels like a very different show” – didn’t Seven issue a very similar quote about MKR?

  3. Oh no I hope not, the contestants having their own homes done up was the best part, turning to padding with offsite challenges (like the block) last season was bad enough the only parts I fast forward through last season as was just pointless padding.

  4. For “completely refreshed” read copied from The Block.

    Let’s see if this follows on the successful path established MKR this year.

    Formats won’t last forever – no matter how much you ‘tweak’ them.

    I also believe Better Homes and Gardens won’t be too far behind.

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