RECAP | Shock elimination as golden couple Katie & Alex leave the competition on HOUSE RULES

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It was a bittersweet night with the most heart-warming reveal yet, followed by a shock emotional elimination for golden couple Katie & Alex. With Graeme and Mary’s family home transformed, their lives changed for ever.  On returning to their brand-new house, which went from burnt-out shell to stunning family home in just seven days, father-of-four Graeme said: “We’re not owed anything in life. For everyone to go out of their way and do this for us, it means a lot for us and the family. Thank you very much, it means the world to us.”


Back at Homebase, the judges passed Tim & Mat’s bonus room (although not unanimous, it was a ‘fail’ from Wendy) adding five points to their total score and saving them from elimination.  Once the final scores were tallied, it was a shock farewell for Katie & Alex that no-one saw coming.  Alex said: “We are devastated, we didn’t think it was our time.” To the other teams, he said: “Hands down, you have changed our lives, it doesn’t end here.  We thank you. You are our family now.” Katie added: “This experience has been really tough, but equally worth it.  We have this amazing, incredible, beautiful home to go back to.”



 SHAYN & CARLY (QLD) Entry, hallway and laundry 

Jamie    7

(on kids’ corner under the stairs) I love this

LLB    8

(on hallway) Having a texture like this in a hallway is a really, really good idea

Wendy    8

(at Homebase) You two had three of the most difficult rooms in a house, but you actually managed to thrill me


PETE & COURTNEY (VIC) Lounge, ensuite and balcony

Jamie    7

(Loungeroom) It’s just really understated luxury, I like it… I want to see more

LLB    9

(at Homebase) You took what Graeme and Mary wanted for their perfect home and you gave them that and a little bit more

Wendy    7

(at Homebase) I think you had a really good zone that was let down by one big mistake, and that was the ensuite… but it was still a good zone


LISA & ANDY (SA) Master bedroom, bathroom, CJ and Jade’s bedroom

Jamie    8

(Bathroom) I think they’ve done a lovely job here

LLB     8

(Master bedroom) This is surely the bedroom of most people’s dreams

Wendy    9

I feel like you guys have just joined the competition


KATIE & ALEX (NSW) Kitchen and Skye’s room

Jamie    6

(at Homebase) You’ve showed us so much more in the past

LLB    6

It’s an odd zone for Katie and Alex, they have met expectations... but we’ve all got very, very freaked out by that climbing wall

Wendy    7

(climbing wall in Skye’s room) this is just dangerous... this actually has to come down before the move back in


TIM & MAT (VIC) Dining, Lily’s room, family storage and bonus room  

Jamie    6

(Dining) I’m disappointed with the boys

LLB    5

(Lily’s room) Where’s the Tim and Mat in all of this… where’s the love?

Wendy    6

(at Homebase) I missed your workmanship and your extra layers of love



LLB               Pass

Jamie           Pass

Wendy         Fail


Monday night on House Rules

The semi-finals begin as the remaining four House Rules teams tackle exterior renovations. With a place in the grand final up for grabs, teams face their toughest challenge yet.