House Rules heats up: Will there be fireworks between Jamie Durie and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen?
Fans of House Rules have one concern this season: How will extravagant international designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen deal with Aussie icon Jamie Durie joining the judging panel?
According to Laurence, pretty well actually.
“We know each other extremely well,” the 54-year-old told TV WEEK. “We have an existing dynamic and we’re not frightened of taking each other on.”
Before House Rules, Laurence and Jamie worked side-by-side for more than six years on Asia’s reality show The Apartment.
“A lot of people were like, ‘How is this going to work?’ because me and Jamie are very different people. But we’ve been together longer than he’s been in a relationship with a woman. I’m the longest-serving Mrs Durie!” said Laurence.
“As Wendy [Moore] has pointed out, Jamie is Peter Pan and I’m Captain Hook. And Wendy is Wendy. There’s no reserve – he [Jamie] is very happy to tell me what he thinks of me!”
Jamie shares the same sentiments, saying, “It’s been really fun to work with Laurence again. We all have very strong opinions and don’t always agree, but I think that’s good; it makes great TV.”
House Rules airs Sunday, 7pm, and Monday to Wednesday, 7:30pm, on Channel Seven.