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An Australia Series Of Wife Swap – Hell Yes

Great news for Wife Swap fans who have wanted to be on the show. Β Lifestyle You has announced they will be making an Australian version of the show. Shine Productions will be making Wife Swap Australia.

If you have not seen the show, it has been shown on free to air I think on Channel Nine it is where two wives swap houses for two weeks. The frission is created by swapping two very different people into the other persons houses.

No news of where you can apply, but you could contact Shine Productions if interested.

I won’t be applying as I know I would be swapped with a neatness freak who has a daily house cleaning list that goes on for about five hours. If you were being swapped with someone who do you think it would be?

The show will air on Lifestyle You in 2012.


1 Jasmin { 06.07.11 at 5:28 pm }

RR _ are you really excited about this series?? ‘Wipe’ swap made me laugh out loud! Sounds like it could be interesting viewing πŸ˜‰

2 Izobel2 { 06.07.11 at 9:59 pm }

Hey RR you sound like me! I actually said to my darling husband one day “imagine if we went on Wifeswap, they’d swap me with some clean freak that had lists of what goes where and stuff!”, and he said “yeah you’re probably right”, and I said – “what the – of all the ‘opposite’ people of me you reckon a neat freak is who they’d swap me with!!” I was highly annoyed!! I’ve seen people that only eat raw food especially meat who brush their teeth with dirt getting swapped with junk food addicts, and posh mansion people getting swapped with “freegans”, who chose to live in a campervan and eat food out of bins. Classic show. Not sure how the Oz version would go, but I’m looking forward to it just the same! Maybe they’d swap me with a person who couldn’t log on to Reality Ravings every day. Like some non-laptop chick!!

3 Me { 06.08.11 at 7:08 am }

They could just do it in outer Brisbane – Logan, Woodridge, Inala, Durack, Ipswich

4 Maz { 06.08.11 at 12:47 pm }

I can’t see an Australian version being as ‘extreme’ as the USA version. Australians may be too reserved for that. Guess one angle they will exploit is the city/regional divide.
Hope it makes it way to free-to-air.

5 Culinary Boner { 06.08.11 at 12:59 pm }

I have to admit that I have guiltily viewed the UK and US versions whilst flicking around my Foxtel searching in vain for the Naked News (whatever happened to this early cable TV classic?).

The US version has plenty of fodder for these ‘swaps’ because of that nation’s over-abundance of religious rightwing nutjobs who believe in homeschooling versus their anti-matter in the form of drippy, hippy types who, without any irony, call San Francisco “the clitoris” of the USA. Add race to this mix plus urban vs rural cultural mis-matches and you’ve got plenty of options other than the simple ‘slob’ vs ‘neat freak’ or ‘shrew vs ‘submissive’ scenarios.

The UK version seems to fall back on class as its major point of difference, making it somewhat more boring.

I was going to suggest that Nine “jump the shark” on this one before it even starts and go instead for “International Wife Swap” in which they find some of this nation’s laziest, bitchiest, shrillest wives and send them to Malaysia (on the same vessel as the next consignment of aslyum seekers) for a swap with a household that’s part of the Obedient Wife Club (

But then I remembered that the whole concept is sexist in the extreme, oh, and that white-slaving’s been illegal for a century or so. So instead my even better suggestion for Nine is to go with “Husband Swap”. Plenty of us blokes could do with the change of scene. And as many of us continue to get away with not having to do much in the way of housework or looking after the kids, we’d be just getting a change of home cooking, whilst still being nagged about the correct position for the toilet seat. Only one reservation. Please, please no Scott Cam or Cam Scott or whatever his name is.

6 brain dead dave { 06.08.11 at 2:02 pm }

An Australian version would have some humour in it like
* loading up bible bashing husbands with Viagra on the sly.
* loading up the fridges with beer
*heaps of paralytic “mates” dropping in ,spewing up and starting fights.

7 XoxPrincessxox { 06.08.11 at 8:48 pm }

I’ve got a Facebook friend who was on a Wife Swap episode
I think everyone was too nice to him cause he was a jerk!
Well both him and the swapped wife were jerks..she called her kids losers if they lost a game of ice hockey or missed the net etc but he wanted his son to have long hair the boy didn’t and the boy didn’t want to do ballet but he wanted him to!
Apparently he ended up throwing her out of the house and she had to stay in a hotel room lol
I’m a really casual person REALLY casual I was a teen mum eldest is 7 youngest is 6 with bub #3 on the way
Me and my partner have been together for 8yrs but I’d probably be paired up with someone who hates young mums or is a big church goer to make me see my wronged ways lol