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Surprise announcement: Johanna Griggs has QUIT House Rules

Surprise announcement: Johanna Griggs has QUIT House Rules

House Rules host Johanna Griggs has announced that she is quitting her role in a move that has shocked fans across the nation.

She took to Instagram to share the news.

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Hi @houseruleson7 fans. Thank you for your incredible, passionate support throughout Season 7, & congratulations to our Champions Pete and Courtney. 💕 I’ve got some news for you all. After a great deal of consideration, I recently sat down with the Network to ask to be allowed to step down as Host of House Rules. They have very graciously agreed for me to do that, which I’m incredibly appreciative of. As the show goes into preproduction for the next season, it’s the perfect time to hand over the role to someone who will take the show into S8. Reality TV production has been an eye opener, they are such enormous beasts with so many people involved, and I’ve had a great time over the last 7 years steering the ship, getting to work with many of my favourite camera crews as we criss-crossed the country... & having a blast playing Dress ups & experimenting with different looks.... with two of my best friends in Rosie Trindall (Stylist Extraordinaire) & Lisa Soames (Hair and Make up guru). It was a seriously fun part of working on the show. As was collaborating with two great writers in Grant Osborn & Robert Adams along with numerous audio operators as we recorded the voice overs. Sometimes we giggled so much, it was hard to get the words out! I’ve worked with fantastic judges in Joe Snell, Drew Heath, Jamie Durie & Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen... & the beautiful & talented Wendy Moore right from the start of the show. She & design mentor Carolyn Burns McCrave helped make every series so much fun. (Go the Girl (staying) Power!!) But the best part always for me, has been getting to know the teams. We’ve laughed & cried together; they all trusted me very quickly & made my job incredibly easy which I’m so thankful & grateful for. My role as host of Better Homes and Gardens, which everyone knows I’m crazy about,  keeps me very busy. Hopefully now though, with a different work load, I’ll be in a better position to take up one or two of the great opportunities that come my way, especially with 7 Sport, which is such a passion for me. But thank you for being such a fun audience to interact with. Now I’m returning to my holiday with my darling husband. Back soon, Johanna.:)

A post shared by Johanna Griggs (@johgriggs7) on Jul 24, 2019 at 1:12am PDT

"Hi @houseruleson7 fans. Thank you for your incredible, passionate support throughout Season 7, & congratulations to our Champions Pete and Courtney.

"I've got some news for you all. After a great deal of consideration, I recently sat down with the Network to ask to be allowed to step down as Host of House Rules. They have very graciously agreed for me to do that, which I'm incredibly appreciative of. As the show goes into preproduction for the next season, it's the perfect time to hand over the role to someone who will take the show into S8.”

Griggs went on to reflect her time on the show, as she has been hosting it since 2013.

"Reality TV production has been an eye opener, they are such enormous beasts with so many people involved, and I've had a great time over the last 7 years steering the ship, getting to work with many of my favourite camera crews as we criss-crossed the country... & having a blast playing Dress ups & experimenting with different looks.... with two of my best friends in Rosie Trindall (Stylist Extraordinaire) & Lisa Soames (Hair and Make up guru). It was a seriously fun part of working on the show," she wrote.

She also thanked her work colleagues.

"As was collaborating with two great writers in Grant Osborn & Robert Adams along with numerous audio operators as we recorded the voice overs. Sometimes we giggled so much, it was hard to get the words out!

"I've worked with fantastic judges in Joe Snell, Drew Heath, Jamie Durie & Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen... & the beautiful & talented Wendy Moore right from the start of the show. She & design mentor Carolyn Burns McCrave helped make every series so much fun. (Go the Girl (staying) Power!!) But the best part always for me, has been getting to know the teams. We've laughed & cried together; they all trusted me very quickly & made my job incredibly easy which I'm so thankful & grateful for."

It was towards the end of the post that Griggs announced that she was focusing on her role on Better Homes and Gardens.

"My role as host of Better Homes and Gardens, which everyone knows I'm crazy about, keeps me very busy. Hopefully now though, with a different work load, I'll be in a better position to take up one or two of the great opportunities that come my way, especially with 7 Sport, which is such a passion for me," she explained.

She signed off by thanking the audience for being “fun” to interact with.

"But thank you for being such a fun audience to interact with. Now I'm returning to my holiday with my darling husband."

Fans wished her well, with one commenter on Instagram saying that they were “incredibly stoked” to see her in her next role.

“Congratulation Jo! Definitely will be missed on House Rules nights in our house but so incredibly stoked for you to take on the next new thing.”

“Big job for someone to fill your shoes Jo... you are one of best.. so real .. enjoy your next adventures xx,” one commenter wrote.