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Seven Presenter Johanna Griggs Resigned As Host Of House Rules

Published Fri Jul 26 2019 By Sea
Seven Presenter Johanna Griggs Resigned As Host Of House Rules

Channel 7's presenter Johanna Griggs resigned from being the host of House Rules after seven seasons to decrease her load and focus on one or two things at a time.

Johanna Griggs took to Instagram on Wednesday night to announce that Channel 7 agreed on her decision to step down as the host for its reality show 'House Rules'. She came to the decision after admitting her joy of working as a host for 7's 'Better Homes and Garden'. She leaves the show on a positive note to pursue more opportunities in 7 Sport.

The news comes just one day after the Season 7's finale of House Rules. She explains the seven years of time she hosted the show to be great and an eye-opener in reality TV and she is 'thankful & grateful' for being trusted quickly by the team.

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Griggs is a former competitive swimmer who grabbed bronze at the 1990 Commonwealth Games and since has been a respected sports commentator on 7 Sport, even solely hosting an Olympics coverage at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. She was the first Australian to do so.

Johanna Griggs at Harbord Public School carnival in 1986
Johanna Griggs at Harbord Public School carnival in 1986 (Source: Herald Sun)

The beloved TV personality expressed her passion for 7 Sports career which she especially wants to take up. This means she is possibly going to be hosting at the Tokyo Olympics next year.

Better Homes and Gardens team Jason Hodges, Graham Ross, Karen Martini, Johanna Griggs, Dr. Harry Cooper, Ed Halmagyi, Tara Dennis and Adam Dovile
Better Homes and Gardens team (from left) Jason Hodges, Graham Ross, Karen Martini, Johanna Griggs, Dr. Harry Cooper, Ed Halmagyi, Tara Dennis and Adam Dovile. (Source: Central Western Daily)

Along with sport hosting, Griggs also hosts the network's home-improving show 'Better Homes and Gardens'. She is also crazy about the show and wants to solely focus on it for now (after the vacation with her husband Todd Huggins of course).

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The pre-production of House Rules Season 8 immediately begins after Season 7's finale and Griggs believed it is the right time to announce her resignation so that the network can take time and search for the right person to take on the job. She is 'incredibly appreciative' of how they 'graciously agreed' to let her go.

Griggs credited many of the show's people for making her life on TV a blast and named everyone she was grateful for. They include Rosie Trindall (Stylist Extraordinaire), Lisa Soames (Hair and Make-up artist), writers Grant Osborn & Robert Adams, the judges, Wendy Moore and Carolyn Burns McCrave.

Pete and Courtney Tserbis win House Rules Season 7
Pete and Courtney Tserbis win House Rules Season 7 (Source: TV Blackbox)

The Season 7 of House Rules completed yesterday with married partners Pete and Courtney Tserbis winning the $250,000 haul by beating chippie brothers Tim Clark and Mat Cassim.