The cheers and tears were flowing last night in western Sydney as NSW father and daughter Steve and Tiana Falzon were named House Rules champs for 2015.
Steve’s $250,000 mortgage was paid off by the Seven series, as the duo defeated Queenslanders Ben Edgeworth and Danielle Russell. Their win followed Tiana entering her father into the series without his knowledge and forgoing her own honeymoon.
The grand final challenge saw teams renovate each others’ garages, with 50% of scores given by judges and another 50% by viewers in a Live vote.
“This is a dream come true,” said Steve. “I’m so overwhelmed. It’s been a dream of mine for so long to pay this house off.
“There’s no way I could have done this without Tiana.
“I’m so glad we’ve shared this experience together.”
The Live grand final also saw South Australian plasterer Jarrod Bennett, win a Dream Holiday Home. Renovated by the teams, the house / land package is worth over $800k -bigger than the series own major prize.
Seven’s grand final also included heavy promotion for upcoming shows including Restaurant Revolution, The X Factor and 800 Words.
But while season ratings have lagged behind 2014, host Joanna Griggs told viewers the show would return “soon” -leaving unanswered the question of whether a promised second season for 2015 will eventuate.
Another season is believed to be in production.