The Living Room (TV series)

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The Living Room
The Living Room TV Logo.jpg
Genre Lifestyle
Directed by Jon Olb
Presented by Amanda Keller
Starring Chris Brown
Barry Du Bois
Miguel Maestre
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 200 (as of 3 March 2017)
Executive producer(s) Virginia Hodgson
Location(s) Sydney, New South Wales
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) WTFN Entertainment
Original network Network Ten
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 11 May 2012 – present
External links

The Living Room is an Australian lifestyle program that began airing on Network Ten on 11 May 2012.[1] The show delves into a range of lifestyle issues including renovations, travel (and pet advice), and cooking, and also includes special guests and engaging studio banter each episode. The show is hosted by Amanda Keller, with the co-presenters being Chris Brown, Barry Du Bois and Miguel Maestre. Each week the team are joined by a studio audience of around 60 people with a mixture of live and pre-recorded content presented. In 2013, Andrew Rochford, Lilly Van Epen and Jason Cunningham joined an expanded Living Room team[2]

Host of The Living Room Amanda Keller.
Dr. Chris Brown, presenter from The Living Room.
The Living Room presenter Miguel Maestre at a food event in Adelaide in 2016.

The program reached 200 episodes on 3 March 2017.[3]

Broadcast times[edit]

The show airs for an hour every Friday night from 7:30 pm on Network Ten. A repeat screening is shown the following day at midday.


During early 2013, Chris Brown and Miguel Maestre hosted 10 episodes of "The Living Room Summer Series", replaying stories from 2012 episodes for an hour on Friday nights from 7:30pm, with repeat screenings of "The Living Room Summer Series" being shown weekdays from 11:00am.,[4]


On Wednesday, 30 April 2014, there was a special one-hour edition, with the title of "The Living Room Clutter Buster Special", in which a family was helped to overcome clutter in their home.

On Friday, 18 July 2014, a special "Hot List" episode aired, counting down the latest trends in food, travel and building.

A special 100th episode of the program was broadcast on Friday, 5 September 2014.


Presenters Role / Expertise Tenure
Amanda Keller Host 2012—
Chris Brown Travel and Pets 2012—
Barry Du Bois Renovations 2012—
Miguel Maestre Cooking 2012—


Visiting experts Expertise Tenure
Dylan Falecki Project Manager 2012—present
James Treble Homes Design 2012—present
Cherie Barber Renovating For Profit 2012—present
Andrew Rochford Health 2013
Lilly Van Epen Gardening 2013
Jason Cunnigham Finance 2013—present
Peter Walsh Home organizing 2013—present
Leanne Hall Mind and Body 2014—present
Fabian Capomolla Vegetable gardening 2014
Mat Pember Vegetable gardening 2014
Jamie Durie Gardening & Landscaping 2015–present

Stand-in co-hosts for Chris Brown[edit]

While Chris Brown was away in Kruger National Park, South Africa, during February - March, 2015, co-hosting the show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, his stand-in co-hosts for The Living Room during that period have been chosen from 'turn-of-the-wheel' spins by Amanda. These stand-in co-hosts have included:


  1. Tim Robards - TV reality star from The Bachelor
  2. Grant Denyer - host of Family Feud
  3. Jonesy - Amanda's radio co-host
  4. Shane Jacobson - Australian actor and former co-host of Top Gear
  5. Colin and Justin - Interior decorators and Scottish TV presenters
  6. Ben Mingay - Wonderland actor
  7. Scott Tweedie - Prank Patrol and The Loop host


  1. Jamie Durie - TV presenter, landscaper and horticulturalist
  2. Kris Smith - TV personality and model who later became a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!


  1. Shannan Ponton - Personal trainer for contestants on The Biggest Loser

Awards and nominations[edit]

Logie Awards[edit]

Year Nominee Award Result
2013 The Living Room Most Popular Lifestyle Program Nominated
2014 The Living Room Most Popular Lifestyle Program Nominated
2015 Amanda Keller Most Popular Presenter Nominated
The Living Room Most Popular Lifestyle Program Won
2016 Amanda Keller Most Popular Presenter Nominated
2016 The Living Room Most Popular Lifestyle Program Won
2017 The Living Room Best Lifestyle Program Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TEN confirms The Living Room". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "New faces step into The Living Room". TV Tonight. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Knox, David (3 March 2017). "The Living Room reaches 200 episodes". TV Tonight. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  4. ^ The Living Room official website

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