House Rules and Plate of Origin AXED!

Bad news for Manu Feildel and Kyly Clarke…
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Channel Seven just dropped their huge new line-up for 2021 and although some reality TV faves (Big Brother, anyone?) are set to return, three shows were missing from the announcement.

WATCH: House Rules’ biggest ever renovation

House Rules, which aired every year since 2013, was noticeably absent from the network’s Upfronts showcase, all but confirming the series has been axed.

The reality show struggled in ratings this year after host Joh Griggs sensationally quit and was replaced by Jamie Durie.

House Rules
House Rules has been axed after eight season (pictured: judges Saul Myers, Kyly Clarke and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen). (Credit: Channel Seven)

House Rules’ eighth season also featured a format shake-up, was renamed House Rules: High Stakes and brought Kyly Clarke and Saul Myers on board as judges alongside Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.

It was a risk that appears not to have paid off, with the renovation struggling in the ratings against Network Ten’s MasterChef and Channel Nine’s The Voice.

Another show that appears to be not returning is Plate of Origin, which was fronted by celebrity chefs Manu Feildel, Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan.

The show, which launched earlier this year, got off to a shocking start as it bombed in the ratings.

Former My Kitchen Rules judge Manu recently weighed in on the possibility of Plate of Origin being axed, telling New Idea: “It’s always a game of numbers so I’m not really sure what’s going to happen. Hopefully there will be another and if not another one, something else with the two gentlemen would be fantastic.”

Plate Of Origin
Plate of Origin, featuring Gary Mehigan, Manu Feildel and Matt Preston (left to right), is also gone. (Credit: Channel Seven)

The show, which launched earlier this year, got off to a shocking start as it bombed in the ratings.

In addition, My Kitchen Rules will not return in 2021, which comes as no surprise after lacklustre ratings in the most recent season as audience interest waned after 11 years. 

However, Channel Seven did reveal many of the network’s reality TV favourites will be back in 2021.

Successful reboots Big Brother and Farmer Wants a Wife will both be back for round two, while Australia’s Got Talent (put on hold due the coronavirus pandemic) will also return.

The Voice, which previously aired on rival Channel Nine, now calls Seven its home, with ex-host Sonia Kruger reprising her former gig.

The Voice
Boy George, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian and Kelly Rowland may not all return as The Voice coaches next year. (Credit: Channel Nine)

It remains to be seen which of the superstar coaches – Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem, Boy George and Kelly Rowland – will make the switch to Seven.

Channel Seven declined to announce the new line-up at the Upfronts but it is heavily rumoured international coaches Boy George and Kelly won’t be back.

Meanwhile, a question mark still lingers over Aussies Guy and Delta.

And reality TV fans have something to look forward to in 2022 – the network also announced Australian Idol will be resurrected after last airing on Network Ten in 2009.

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