Last night House Rules had its first ever walkout.
Carly and Andrew have quit the Seven show after one episode The Queensland couple walked off the show last night telling producers they were unhappy with a first week challenge in which two teams will be eliminated after a Gold Coast penthouse renovation.
“This curve ball of two (teams) being eliminated has thrown me for six. I’m not a quitter, but this game has changed a lot,” said Carly.
“It’s no longer, ‘Get on House Rules, get your house renovated.’ It’s ‘House Rules-two-(teams) -get eliminated-and-then-the-rest-get-a-house-reno.’ It’s not what I expected at all.”
“Do you understand that as part of a television process and making a show, shows change, shows evolve? Things change all the time?” a producer asked.
“We knew we were getting eliminated anyway. I’d rather have my dignity and self respect and leave on my own terms,” she replied.
“I signed up for House Rules as I knew it. Not as it is now.”
“I’m not going to stand here and argue with you,” the producer insisted.
Their departure saw Host Jamie Durie ask the remaining teams to take on the extra renovation for potential extra points. No team would be eliminated at the end of the challenge which is judged tonight but there is a second challenge looming.