Johanna Griggs is the host of reality television show House Rules, which is believed to be filming at Toogoom.
Johanna Griggs is the host of reality television show House Rules, which is believed to be filming at Toogoom. Warren Lynam

Is House Rules a Toogoom reality?

FIRST the Fraser Coast had a contestant on The Biggest Loser with the loveable Artie Rocke, and then Maryborough's Lachlan Cosgrove won Beauty and the Geek.

In 2013, Hervey Bay's Dan and Steph Mulheron won that year's series of the ever-popular television show My Kitchen Rules.

Now another chapter in the Fraser Coast's involvement in reality television is set to be written, with filming for a program, believed to the Channel Seven's renovation program House Rules, currently taking place at Toogoom.

A spokeswoman for Channel 7 said it was too early to give any details on the program, including whether local people were involved in the show.

While Channel 7 couldn't offer much information, social media was alight with excitement over the news that a reality television show was being filmed in the area.

A post on the Facebook page titled Toogoom Community Group had attracted 33 likes and 56 comments by 5pm on Monday, with Toogoom residents discussing their excitement, while some residents even saw camera crews out the front of their homes.

Tony Austin commented on the post and shared a photo, saying "they are filming out the front of our house now, our parrots are going crazy".

Nik Nik Jarrett reported seeing crews filming with a drone when she was walking to the beach.

Hosted by Johanna Griggs, the show features teams from different states who must complete rounds of renovations in a competition to win the prize of a full mortgage payment.

Each of the contestants' homes is divided into five zones, based on rooms and house setting, and each team focuses on a zone.

Then each of the contestants has a week to complete the renovation of each zone.

A set of five house rules is set by the owners of the home, which the teams can choose to follow or break, generally outlining styles, colours or specific details the owners wish to have in their homes.

The teams who win the previous renovation are able to choose the zone they wish to focus on at the next renovation.

Teams are permitted to contact professional contractors and tradesmen for additional renovation needs, which could be good news for businesses on the Fraser Coast.

Each team must keep to a set budget, which includes payments for construction tradesmen, materials and furnishings.

At the end of each renovation, all teams are scored out of 10 by judges and the owners of the home and the team with the lowest score is eliminated.