Changing Rooms (Australian TV series)

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Changing Rooms
Changing Rooms Australian Logo as from Title Card, Feb 2019.png
Logo, from the 2019 revival of the show's title card.
Home Renovation
Based onChanging Rooms (UK)
Presented bySuzie Wilks (1998–2005)
Natalie Bassingthwaighte (2019)
StarringNatalie Bassingthwaighte
Chris Carroll
Jane Thomson
Naomi Findlay
Tim Leveson
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons8
Executive producer(s)Sarah Thornton (2019)
Eric Dwyer
David Barbour
Julian Cress
Production location(s)Sydney
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time90 minutes (2019–present)
30 minutes (1998–2005)
Production company(s)Endemol Shine Australia (2019–present)
Original networkNine Network (1998–2005)
Network Ten (2019–)
Picture format4.3 PAL (1998–2000)
16.9 PAL (2001–2005, 2019–)
576i (SDTV, 10 and WIN, 2019–)
1080i (HDTV, 10 HD, 2019–)
Audio formatStereo
Original release1998 – 2005
13 February 2019 –
External links
Changing Rooms Website
Endemol Shine - Changing Rooms

Changing Rooms is an Australian lifestyle/home renovating television series which is based on the British series of the same name aired on the BBC. It was originally one of many home improvement and lifestyle shows popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s and aired on Nine Network.

The show's revival premiered on 13 February, 2019 on Channel 10 and WIN, hosted by Natalie Bassingthwaighte.[1][2] On 31 January 2019, the show's designers were announced, being interior designers and stylists Chris Carroll and Jane Thomson, interior designer Tim Leveson and design & renovation expert Naomi Findlay.[2]

Early series[edit]

Suzie Wilks and James Lunday

The series first aired on the Nine Network in 1998 until 2005, hosted by Suzie Wilks, who was assisted by handyman James Lunday and designers Peter Everett, Deborah De Jong, Glenn T and Tim Janenko-Panaeff. Executive producers were Eric Dwyer, David Barbour and Julian Cress.

Each week, two couples would swap houses and with a tight budget of $AU1,500 and just two days, would renovate one room in each other's house with the aid of a carpenter and professional designer.

The series was axed when host Suzie Wilks quit in 2005.[3]


The series was revived by Network Ten and premiered on Wednesday, 13 February 2019.[2][4][5] It is hosted by Natalie Bassingthwaighte, with contestants guided by interior designers Chris Carroll, Jane Thompson, Naomi Findlay and Tim Leveson.[2][1]

The show had the same structure as the early series but each couple would be matched to an interior designer who would help them renovate rooms in each others houses over a period of a week. The budget for the renovation of each house was $AU20,000 and couples chose which rooms in their houses they wanted to be renovated.

The show, due to a 'disappointing' reception and negative reviews, was cancelled four episodes into the season.[6][7] It is still unknown if Network Ten will air the remaining episodes in the series.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Nat Bass To Host Changing Rooms In 2019". 10 Daily. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "Meet Changing Rooms' Designers". 10 Play. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Suzie Wilks reveals what really on behind the scenes of Changing Rooms". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  4. ^ "TEN announces Changing Rooms for 2019". 10 September 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Now we know who will host the Changing Rooms reboot". Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  6. ^ Knox, David (15 February 2019). "Bumped: Changing Rooms". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  7. ^ a b Knox, David (26 February 2019). "Gone: Changing Rooms". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2019.

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