House Rules 2020: Meet the judges

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While Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen returns to House Rules as a judge once again, the flamboyant Brit will be joined by two new faces.

Think new judges, new hosts, new contestants and a whole new format on House Rules: High Stakes.

FIRST LOOK at House Rules High Stakes



If you recognise Kyly‘s face, it’s because you do! She’s the former WAG-turned-interior designer who recently separated from her husband, former Australia cricket captain, Michael Clarke.

‘Overwhelmed to be working alongside Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and our other new and fabulous judge Saul Myers. Our new host Jamie Durie & co-host Abbey Way,’ Kyly told her Instagram followers.

‘To everyone who has supported me throughout my career and I mean since I was a kid thank you. You have all been a part of this journey with me and I am forever grateful for the love you have shown me & how you all have pushed me towards success. You can be whatever you want to be in life but to have a good group of great joyous people around you to cheer you on along the way makes it so much easier. So thank you from the bottom of my heart!’ 

The single mum added: ‘Let’s ride this next journey together.’ 


This carpenter, surveyor, builder and Home Beautiful magazine contributor knows a thing or two about renovations.

‘I’m so happy to be given this opportunity and for the people who have believed in me to get me to where I am, thank you,’ he told his Instagram followers.

‘To be part of this ensemble of superstars including host Jamie Durie and Abbey Way. And my co-judges Kyly Clarke and the amazing Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is mind blowing. This season is going to be huge and I can’t wait for everybody to see what is in store!’

The NSW Central Coast-based chippy can reveal that, ‘The Contestants are amazing this year and the renovations are through the roof.’



Known in Britain as the ‘Grand Master of Makeover’, Laurence is described as ‘one of the UK’s most famous faces and is globally acclaimed as Britain’s foremost and favourite interior designer.’

Laurence believes that we shouldn’t be afraid to add opulence to a home through luxurious, tactile textures. He welcomes the current trend of rich velvets in soft furnishings and curtains, and applauds use of wallpaper and carpets underfoot, as he explained to New Idea.

‘Your home is very incredibly important to your wellbeing, to your psychology – it’s the only space that can make you feel better about stuff and actually these incredibly rich tactile finishes are a great way of really reaffirming to yourself that yes, you are worth it,’ he says.

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