Seven is quick off the mark for its 2019 announcements, today confirming Jamie Durie will return for next year’s season of House Rules.
Having hosted 52 primetime design shows worldwide, authored 12 best-selling books, spent his career passionately committed to the environment and launched his own design business; Durie Design – he’s taking on a new role as an expert judge on the home reno show.
Commenting on his role, Durie said: “I couldn’t be more excited to be back at Channel 7. We built some great memories together. I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into all things design on one of Australia’s favourite design shows, House Rules.”
Durie evolved into a multi-disciplinary designer, specialising in the areas of architecture, interior design, landscaping, and Jamie’s greatest passion – furniture design. He’s on a mission to bring the outdoors indoors and reconnect people with their homes.
Drawing inspiration from the natural form, Durie’s one-of-a-kind furniture has been awarded 33 international design awards. Designs that now feature in the homes of comedienne Chelsea Handler, actresses Charlize Theron and Anne Heche, and actor Bruce Willis.
Rikkie Proost, Channel 7’s head of unscripted production said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Jamie back to Seven. Durie’s expertise and keen-eye for design will be invaluable on House Rules.”
House Rules host Johanna Griggs, will head up the team that sees Jamie joining the judging panel featuring British born international design style star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Pacific Magazines general manager of homes and food and fellow judge Wendy Moore.