Former House Rules judge Wendy Moore ‘to replace’ Shaynna Blaze on Selling Houses Australia after she quit the show in March
Shaynna Blaze announced in March she would be leaving Selling Houses Australia after more than a decade on the lifestyle program.
And according to The Australian, the interior designer, 58, will be replaced on the show by former House Rules judge Wendy Moore.
Wendy, who is the general manager of Foxtel’s Lifestyle division, will reportedly be stepping in as co-host of the real estate series alongside Andrew Winter.
New host? Former House Rules judge Wendy Moore (pictured) ‘will be replacing’ Shaynna Blaze on Selling Houses Australia
She was previously a judge on Seven’s renovation show House Rules for seven years.
Wendy will reportedly be hosting Selling Houses Australia and also continuing her role as a senior executive with Foxtel.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Foxtel for comment.
Exciting role: Wendy, who is the General Manager of Foxtel’s Lifestyle channels, will reportedly be stepping in as the new host of the real estate show alongside Andrew Winter
Quit: It comes after Shaynna (pictured) announced her departure from Selling Houses Australia in March
Shaynna announced her departure from Selling Houses Australia in March.
The interior design guru is leaving the show, which is one of Foxtel’s biggest hits, due to a schedule clash.
As reported by the Herald Sun, Selling Houses’ filming dates coincided with development of Shaynna’s upcoming ‘passion project’.
Filming conflicts: According to the report, the schedule clashes with her successful interior design business and an upcoming ‘passion’ project. Shaynna confirmed the news on Twitter
Shaynna also confirmed her departure on Twitter.
‘These are words I never thought I would be saying so I am telling you this with a heavy heart. Leaving Selling Houses Australia was a big decision for me, and one I didn’t take lightly,’ she wrote.
‘I’d hoped to be able to balance working on Selling Houses, honouring my business commitments to clients, and pursuing some other exciting upcoming projects.
‘But, once SHA’s production schedule was confirmed, it became obvious that unfortunately juggling everything was going to be too much of a stretch. Selling Houses was my very first TV gig and brought me to where I am today, and I owe the show, and Foxtel, a huge debt of gratitude.’
No more: ‘I’d hoped to be able to balance working on Selling Houses, honouring my business commitments to clients, and pursuing some other exciting upcoming projects,’ she wrote
This is the second high-profile exit for the show after Charlie Albone left in February last year to join Better Homes and Gardens.
The announcement won’t affect her role on The Block, where she has appeared as a judge since 2012.
The professional changes come after she split from husband Steve Vaughan back in August 2018.
Trio: Shaynna began as a judge on The Block back in 2012. Darren Palmer (left) joined the series the following year, while Neale Whitaker (middle) joined back in 2010
She told New Idea last year: ‘You reach a point you think you’re never going to hit and sometimes it’s okay to just sit there and go, “I can’t get out of this hole I’m in for a while,” but I can reach out to people when it gets too bad to pull me out of this swamp.’
Shaynna and Steve tied the knot 19 years ago. They had previously been dating for 11 months after meeting at a bar in Melbourne.
She is the mother of two children, a son, Jesse Thomas, and a daughter, Carly Anne, whom she shares with her first husband.
Heartbreak: Shaynna recently reflected on hitting rock bottom following her split from husband Steve Vaughan (left) in August 2018