Media Release: Sunday May 2, 2021
SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA
Andrew Winter joined by new presenters
Wendy Moore and Dennis Scott
as production commences for 14th season
FOXTEL’s smash-hit local production, Selling Houses Australia returns to production for its 14th season for the LifeStyle channel. FOXTEL today announced Award-winning host and real estate expert Andrew Winter will be joined by new presenters, interior design expert Wendy Moore and landscape designer Dennis Scott.
Production starts next week with the Selling Houses Australia team scouring the length and breadth of Australia’s heartland, bringing their inspired ideas and expertise for interior and exterior makeovers. Whilst the property market is booming, the market is a little erratic and not every house is an easy sell, so the team are ready to start transforming homes and lives.
Wendy Moore helmed Australian Home Beautiful as editor in chief for more than 12 years, combining her expertise in interiors and design with a strength in communicating with a passionate audience. With interior design and makeover projects also under her belt, Wendy joined as a judge on Channel 7’s House Rules for seven seasons, which showcased her deep knowledge of both high-end and mainstream interiors. Wendy will bring her expertise and passion in design to those homeowners in desperate need of her help to get their house to the next level and ready for sale.
Wendy continues in her role as Group General Manager of FOXTEL’s LifeStyle Group overseeing all aspects of FOXTEL’s iconic LifeStyle brand including LifeStyle, LifeStyle HOME, LifeStyle FOOD channels and FOX ARENA.
Dennis Scott will take up his role as resident landscape expert bringing a wealth of experience in sustainability and a passion for designing functional and uniquely Australian outdoor spaces. Dennis owns Lush Landscape Solutions, a landscape company based in Brisbane which provides services on everything from landscape design and construction to property maintenance.
Dennis, a former Rugby league player, had an NRL career which spanned ten years and began in 1996 when he played for the Brisbane Broncos. Dennis joined Canterbury-Bankstown in 1999 for the next six years, then linked with Craig Bellamy and the Melbourne Storm for two seasons in 2005, 2006.
Announcing his NRL retirement following a long battle with injury, Dennis decided to focus on the long term rather than the short-term reward of having to finish the season and made the tough transition to a career after sport. Dennis undertook a mature aged carpentry apprenticeship at his friend’s construction company. It was during this time where Dennis turned his hand to landscaping, through a born necessity of offering a complete package of building and landscape. Dennis fell in love with landscaping and realised his dream of starting his own business and Lush Landscape Solutions was born.
FOXTEL’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh, said: “We welcome Wendy and Dennis to the Selling Houses Australia team who will bring their wealth of expertise and their own unique personalities to our much-loved flagship series with Andrew at the helm. With people spending more time in and on their homes, Selling Houses will continue to connect and thrive with our audience after an already incredible successful 13 years.
“Selling Houses Australia joins a stellar line-up of local LifeStyle content including returning LifeStyle favourites Grand Designs Australia currently on air, and coming soon Scott Pape’s Money Movement, Love it or List It Australia, Gogglebox Australia and Find My Dream Home. As well as our new slate of Foxtel Original programming going into production Selling in the City and The Repair Shop.”
Andrew Winter said: “I am actually a person that has always liked change… I mean I can’t even keep a house that long. The timeline for Selling Houses Australia has been completely thrown with everything going on in the world, and I have been waiting impatiently and can’t wait to get back out there. I am really looking forward to working with Wendy and Dennis and welcome them to the team because we are so ready to hit the road.”
Selling Houses Australia is produced by Warner Bros International Television Productions (WBITVP) exclusively for FOXTEL’s LifeStyle Channel and returns in 2022.