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House Rules’ Johanna Griggs: The truth about the contestants

The host gives the ultimate lowdown.

We’re only one week away from the grand final on Monday, July 30, at 7.30pm and tensions are high on House Rules. From shock injuries and cheating accusations to emotional meltdowns, it’s set to be the series’ most dramatic week yet.

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‘I honestly believe the best top three made it through. Mel and Dave have been absolute powerhouses the whole way through. So thorough and meticulous in their approach.’

Although she admits Toad and Mandy have been the most competitive and are the ‘danger couple’.

‘They’ve consistently been near the top of the leader board, surprising with a couple of incredibly solid results when they least expected it.’


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As for Chiara and David, Johanna thinks the couple have improved the most on the show this year. ‘They really listened to feedback and tried to adapt their designs to get better each week.

Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t, but they were never afraid of going outside their comfort zone.’

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