For a show dependent on scandal to lift ratings, the “cheating” that occurs on Wednesday night’s episode hardly qualifies. But for those already watching House Rules, it just makes you dislike competitors Leigh and Kristie even more.
Shaping up to be this year’s villains due to their conniving tactics and highly competitive nature, the couple kicked off the season with several underhanded incidents that only the TV cameras have caught, until now.
Other teams on House Rules will surely be fuming when they witness Leigh and Kristie’s true colours thanks to the national playback and just how many of them have been duped by the Victorian villains.
The first incident was between the couple and WA ‘hotheads’ Chiara and David (aka CD, as in DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s Code Red album); during which the un-LeighK-ables conceded a study nook space they were trying to carve from CD’s zone only because the builder advised that it was cutting into a supporting wall. They didn’t tell Boom! Shake the Room that, instead they played up the idea that they really listened to CD’s concerns about what was best for the homeowners Jared and Jess.
The second came when Kristie got a bit “Texta happy” and labelled every paint pot “L+K”, even though at least one of them belonged to the battling mother and daughter duo, Kim and Michelle. While it could have been an innocent mistake, set aside the skepticism over the fact that Kim and Michelle won painters for the night after putting forward the best statement piece, it was Kristie’s reaction when she got caught that really grated.