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House Rules – Season One Contestants – What Are They Up To?

sean and amy

Sean and Amy, the personal trainer, from Queensland ended up bringing their wedding forward as they got married in January in their backyard of their house. Even though their house was renovated on the show there was still work to be done. They told New Idea “Sean decided to set us a challenge to finish it all off in one month. I made us feel like we were on House Rules again.”

They are hoping to start a family this year as well as renovate again.

michelle and steve

Michelle and Steve from NSW had it a bit tough after the show finished as it took them a few months to get jobs. They are now planning on renovating their downstairs area into a B&B.

nick and chris

Nick and Chris from Victoria have been working on many projects since the show and plan on renovating their backyard to add a outdoor room and a BBQ area.

jemma and ben

Jemma and Ben from WA had some sad new when they discovered Jemma had suffered a miscarriage. They have put their plans to have a family temporarily on hold and they plan on getting on with their jobs.

jane and plinio

Jane and Plinio from Tasmania had a torrid time on the show but they say the experience was “amazing” and they are now just having a normal life with their two children.

leighton and carly

Winner ‘s Leighton and Carly from SA say life has been blissful since the show ended and they had their mortgage paid off. However they have gone back to their normal life and jobs  but admit life is easier. They have no plans to immediately start a family.

Source: New Idea


1 Tinka { 05.02.14 at 9:32 pm }

Thanks so much for the update – it’s great hearing what these folks are up to!

I hope Carly has at least been able to shorten her working week – last I read about her, she was working part-time as a flight attendant, and part-time for a clothing store, with very little time to call her own.

Michelle and Steve seem like such good people – shame The Block is on a different network as it would be good to see them have another chance to win some serious cash. They’re both hard workers and ‘roll your sleeves up’ type of people which comes in handy on these shows (even though the latter series of The Block just has contestants paint and do really simple things).

I personally found the most unlikable couple on the show to be Amy and Sean – they really got up my nose for some reason. Followed closely by Jane and Plinio.

2 brain dead dave { 05.04.14 at 12:41 pm }

They were fun to watch last year but I guess the lack of comments show that none of the readers here care much. I thought Plinio might have buried Jane in the back garden by now and featured on Sunday Night.

3 Alison stewart { 05.04.14 at 7:18 pm }

Carole is a nasty pushy lady who doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings but her own. She doesn’t deserve the lovely man she has

4 Izobel2 { 05.05.14 at 9:45 am }

I didn’t watch season 1. How funny does Leighton look in that photo!
Have taped all of season 2 so far and plan to start watching today.

5 LB { 05.05.14 at 11:04 am }

Seems like normal people went on a TV show got their house renovated and went back to their normal lives. Kind of nice to see

6 Ex Essex { 05.06.14 at 2:32 am }

LB, I agree

7 Twinkle { 05.06.14 at 11:02 am }

@brain dead dave – your comments are hilarious and always have me in stitches!

8 brain dead dave { 05.06.14 at 11:19 am }

Thanks Twinkle. I always take comfort in the kindness of strangers.