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Guest Post – House Rules – The QLD House Reveal

Thanks Annajjj for another great house reveal recap:

Reveal night! From the promos this definitely looks like the best reno yet. Let’s get straight into it.

2 hours left to go and it’s still bloody hot, (lots of unnecessary shots of people sweating) and Gapper tells us he is giving 110% and really? Why not 115%? Or 274%? Crush and Ryan think they’ve nailed the HR brief in their bathroom and Snow Whites are equally confident with their master bedroom.

Over to Adam and Lisa who are stressing about their splash backs and don’t want to be ‘intense’ again this week. Barbie and Ken are packing to come home while back at the house Jo is checking out the hessian in the bedroom. It’s…..different, says Jo diplomatically. Yep it’s organic alright, says Grant proudly and he is pretty sure everyone else is jealous that they didn’t think of it first. Cut across to the teams telling us it’s ‘different’, ‘un-yoo-shual’ and ‘completely awful’ and there is your answer Grant.

We begin the countdown, 90 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 seconds, Carole throws out Bomber’s light but he rescues it. Ryan thinks Gapper is the hardest working senior citizen ever and Grant thinks Gapper is doing great for 107 years old and FFS the guy is only in his 50’s. And 50’s Is. Not. Old. People. Horn blows, tools down and hugs all around. The Cappers are briefly nice to each other.

Teams disappear and a pair of hipster purple pants arrive at the house with Joe tucked snugly inside them. Joe and Wendy enter the house and Joe looks a bit stoned but manages to almost hide it. Both judges love the kitchen and guest room. Moving back into the entry they hate the light and what a shame Carole didn’t smash it for Team Bomb when she had the chance. The dining room is too modern and there is a weird Rastafarian hat hanging in the laundry which no one else seems to notice.

Into the ridiculous master bedroom where the potato sacks, SATC wallpaper and unfinished deck are all given the comments they deserve. Back into the living room and Wendy hates the ceiling fan but Joe actually likes it. Not for himself, mind you, but it’s a good fan for the great unwashed public.

The ensuite looks great as does the bathroom, hallway and study although the shelves are a bit crooked. Overall a really great reno. Well done gice.

Judges arrive at HQ to deliver their scores and Joe’s eyes are really red-rimmed now. No Idea magazine are apparently reporting someone on HR has been arrested for something…..just saying. Mind you anyone who puts any faith in what they read in No Idea deserves to be arrested themselves.

Candy and Gos: 8&9
Cappers: 7&8
Snow Whites: 6&7
Team Bomb: 6&6 – really? Lower than SW?
Adam and Lisa: 10 & 10 and hooray!

Mads and Lloyd arrive home and they are overwhelmed by their new kitchen. They seem to love every area of the house except the bedroom hessian and Walk-In-Shoe-drobe. So far this couple appear to have the best renovation.

Cappers: 8
Snow Whites: 6 which seems pretty generous considering
Team Bomb: 6 and really? Again with the low scoring?
Crush and Co: 8
Lisadam: 10 again!

Team Bomb are on the bottom of the leader board and they are also up next, therefore they don’t have to camp out. Ryan is about to volunteer his team when Brooke gets all snide and snarky and Ryan immediately withdraws. Adam and Lisa get to choose who goes ‘intense’ and they try to do the fair thing and pick next off the bottom of the leaderboard. Wonder if they’d have done this if the Snow Whites weren’t at the bottom??

Off to South Australia next, home of wine, churches, serial killers and bdd so nothing boring here. We’re told at the end of this renovation the lowest scoring team will be eliminated. Faites vos jeux!


1 TG { 06.03.14 at 6:51 pm }

I didn’t watch the last series but I was planning to switch off if they started renovating gardens as I think some people have said might happen. It could be more interesting with an apartment block…maybe. I had been wondering if they were going to introduce a second group of people and do another six houses…

2 all happening { 06.03.14 at 7:21 pm }

Street view showed a different house. The one on looks too good. Very fishy????

3 Twinkle { 06.03.14 at 8:06 pm }

@ TG – #51 – I thought they might introduce a gatecrasher team … that could be fun.

4 Twinkle { 06.03.14 at 8:09 pm }

To Carol (without the e) – I sort of thought Kate M might be pregnant as she hasn’t been seen in weeks and didn’t even turn up at the Ralph Lauren dinner – ‘extreme morning sickness with twin girls’, speculated one tabloid. But nope, it just seems she is as lazy as what people have said and just wanted to stay at home, as when she was pictured at that thing on the weekend, she was throwing back the whiskeys and looked her usual skeletal self.

5 LW { 06.03.14 at 9:25 pm }

Jec, Andrea and Carole (no e), that’s me who used to work at New Idea… It was always full of quality journalism, like “My blindness terror”, that was a celebrity mentioning a cousin in an interview who had blurry eyes when they were both pre-teens… :-)
Anything to get you to pick it up!

6 brain dead dave { 06.03.14 at 10:48 pm }

I picked a New Idea up tonight and read that Maddi had a boob job when she was 18 and that Carole has tried botox, There’s pics of all the House Rules gels in their underwear, too. Then I put the No Idea back in the rack.

7 Smythe { 06.04.14 at 11:49 am }

kes #49….Maybe Mel and Bomber took out a 2nd to be used towards renovations making the total owed more than what they paid. Since the photos do look different maybe Bomber did start doing some work and then stopped after they found out that they were going to be on HR or maybe they made it look worse so the producers would feel extra sorry for them and select them.

8 Veronicali { 06.04.14 at 3:21 pm }

From the real estate site it was sold 18 June 2013 and had “several interested parties” – wonder how those that missed out feel seeing it on tele being ripped up.
Bomber probably started some demo while waiting for confirmation they were on the show.

9 kes { 06.04.14 at 6:12 pm }

I think they certainly had a good go at wrecking obvious areas,hoping that Seven will pick up the tab. I would be so embarrassed to have it filmed with so much crap under the house and not bothering to clean it out. Even though Mel is a goer on this show. i think they are both a bit on the lazy side and them ever making good on this house was a dream. With that sale price nearly $40,000 under the mortgage amount and not seeing any reno’s of value in the house, I hope for their sake or Mel’s in particular that they didn’t do a “let’s buy a car,take a trip for 6 on the mortgage” cos without this reno, they would have very little value in this house and owe more than it is worth, which is happening to so many these days.I worry for Mel. They have not been together long enough and went house shopping, her words, the day after the first date and messaged for less than a month! Oh boy, that is scary.

10 Ben { 06.09.14 at 9:36 am }

This show is rigged carol and Russell own other houses big boats and have heaps of money. Get them off the show!!! They are so fake and everyone is being sucked in

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