Lifestyle


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Selling Houses Australia
Lifestyle on Wednesday March 1 at 8:30pm

Season 10 kicks off with a very special 100th Episode by selling a home to help the homeless

To celebrate Selling Houses Australia’s milestone 100th episode, and to mark the start of its 10th season, the team will be helping one of the country’s most loved charities - the Salvation Army

What could be more apt than a 100 year old house for the 100th episode? The Salvos have owned a property in one of Sydney’s hottest real estate areas since the 1930s. Over the decades, the Federation-style house in the inner west has been home to several Salvation Army officers and their families. The charity has decided to sell the house to raise much-needed funds for their homeless services – trouble is time has taken its toll on a building which is really showing its age. Enter Andrew Winter, Shaynna Blaze and Charlie Albone! Can the A-team help it reach its potential in the booming Sydney property market?

With profits going back to the Salvation Army, all eyes will be on the auction hammer which will fall just days before the episode goes to air. Joining prospective bidders for the newly-renovated house will be the SHA team, previous tenants of the property, recipients of the Salvation Army’s tireless work with the homeless and the entire inner west street - in what is sure to be street party like no other.

Real estate expert and host Andrew Winter says, “What better way of celebrating a TV milestone than giving something back to the community –the Salvation Army is one remarkable charity that does exactly that. The 100th episode is far more than a little celebration; it is a chance for us all to be reminded of the work these guys do, often in very challenging circumstances. The stories, their history and the classic Aussie home we focus on, will not only raise money for the Salvos but it will be a unique and incredible way to celebrate 100 episodes!”

He continues, "10 years, can that be possible? Obviously I was only 28 when season 1 was commissioned, but more important is how amazing and lucky we are that the show keeps going. It’s all because of the incredible support and loyalty of the Aussie viewing public.”

A decade is a real achievement, and over the years the team has travelled all over Australia performing incredible makeovers for desperate vendors. This series we’re heading to Far North QLD, an island off the SA coast, a dairy farm in rural Victoria and our first property in Tassie.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to Foxtel, Lifestyle and all involved in Production for making a show not only watched here, but in many other countries in the world!” Andrew says.

Lifestyle is offering 25 lucky viewers a double-pass to the 100th episode auction in Sydney’s inner west. To enter, head to lifestyle.com.au/sellinghouses. Comp opens on Wednesday 25/01/17 at 9am AEDT.

Selling Houses Australia is produced by Beyond Productions exclusively for Foxtel’s Lifestyle.


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Selling Houses Australia
8.30pm Wednesdays
Lifestyle

The 100th Episode gives back to the Salvos! renovating a spacious 4 bedroom heritage federation home that’s been in the Salvos family almost 100 years, before it goes to auction to raise funds for their homeless services. (PG)


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HUGE AUCTION RESULT FOR SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA’S 100th EPISODE
All profits to go to charity

Foxtel’s hugely successful Lifestyle series, Selling Houses Australia, celebrated its 100th episode on air tonight with an amazing auction result that will see all profits go to one of Australia’s most enduring charities – the Salvation Army.

Returning for its tenth season on Lifestyle, the premiere was an uplifting episode that saw the Selling Houses Australia team – Andrew Winter, Shaynna Blaze and Charlie Albone – making over a home that has been owned by the Salvation Army for nearly 100 years.

The Federation-style house in the inner west, one of Sydney’s hottest real estate areas, was previously used to house Salvation Army officers and their families, and acted as crisis accommodation for the homeless over the years. The charity decided to sell the house to raise much-needed funds, but time had taken its toll on a building which was showing its age. Enter Andrew, Shaynna and Charlie, who stepped in to ensure the house reached its potential in the booming Sydney property market.

The auction was held last Saturday in front of a packed crowd including the SHA team, previous tenants of the property, recipients of the Salvation Army’s tireless work and, of course, prospective bidders.

All eyes were on the hammer as the bids came thick and fast, ultimately pushing the sale price of the property to $2,270,000, a massive $220,000 above reserve. All profits from the sale will go back into funding the work of the Salvation Army’s social services.

Over the past decade, the Selling Houses team has travelled all over Australia performing incredible makeovers for desperate vendors. In addition to tonight’s Sydney episode, this tenth series heads to Far North QLD, an island off the SA coast, a dairy farm in rural Victoria and its first property in Tasmania.

Selling Houses Australia airs on Wednesdays at 8.30pm on Lifestyle. Following the 8.30pm broadcast, each episode will be available to watch when you want, on demand, via Foxtel Anytime on internet connected iQ boxes. You can also stream the series on demand on Foxtel Play or Foxtel Go. Foxtel Go is included with all Foxtel residential and Foxtel Play subscriptions at no extra cost.

Selling Houses Australia is produced by Beyond Productions exclusively for Foxtel’s Lifestyle


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GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA
Season 7 premieres with a Kevin McCloud special
Thursdays from April 20 at 8.30pm AEST on Lifestyle
Also available to stream instantly on Foxtel Play

The new season of Grand Designs Australia opens with a one hour special Kevin McCloud’s Top 10 Grand Designs Australia premiering Thursday, April 20 at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s Lifestyle.

Set in historic Homewood House in Surrey, England, Grand Designs Australia host Peter Maddison and Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud sit down with a cup of tea and an old fashioned slide slow to reminisce about the design features of each of the ten homes, selected from the past six seasons.

The design gurus talk cladding, tiles and form, and with whisky in hand, engage in some gentle banter over each other’s take on the architecture of their favourite builds. While the special looks over the past, it also serves as a teaser for the upcoming seventh season.

In Grand Designs Australia, leading Australian architect Peter Maddison follows the process of turning ideas into reality, as people use design and architectural ingenuity to create an environment that best reflects their personality and ideals. Following 14 distinctive houses from concept to completion, the newest season premieres Thursdays from April 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

Excited about the new season ahead, Peter Maddison said, “Inventive building systems, wondrous materials and memorable form making has been applied to our wide brown land to produce a breathtaking collection of stories.”

Perhaps one of the most unique builds of the season is a Japanese-inspired Queenslander home. Steve the owner was inspired by the minimalistic style of Japan, both architecturally and culturally. He employed a Japanese-based architect and a majority of the design process was conducted through Skype sessions.

Kevin McCloud’s Top 10 Grand Designs Australia will premiere Thursday, April 20 at 8.30pm. The seventh series of Grand Designs Australia will premiere the following Thursday, April 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle and is available to watch on Foxtel or Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Play. Following each broadcast, customers can watch Grand Designs Australia any time via Foxtel On Demand, which is available on internet connected iQ boxes, Foxtel Play or enjoyed on the move via Foxtel Go, Foxtel’s mobile app. Foxtel Go and Foxtel On Demand are included with all Foxtel and Foxtel play subscriptions at no extra cost.

Grand Designs Australia is produced by FremantleMedia Australia, exclusively for Foxtel’s Lifestyle.


#5

Cast Announced for Common Sense
New local production from the creators of Gogglebox

Foxtel and Network Ten today announced the cast of Common Sense, a highly entertaining topical news show that will premiere on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel on Wednesday July 5 at 7.30pm and on TEN on Thursday July 6 at 8.30pm.

Common Sense will also be available to stream on Foxtel Now.

To be produced by Endemol Shine Australia, Common Sense will feature a cast of everyday people from 10 diverse workplaces across Australia discussing the news of the week and making sense of it all in a light-hearted, honest and hilarious way.

From general news and current affairs to the latest in politics, sport and popular culture, Common Sense will bring genuine and immediate reactions that collectively highlight the nation’s unfiltered take and differing points of view on the biggest talking points that week.

The cast includes:

Hairdressing mums Nicki (33) and Kathy (45)
Former business partners Robert (70) and Lord Frank (74)
Removalists and best mates Brett (29) and Lawrence (27)
Opinionated retirees Jean (92), Aileen (89) and Ted (86)
Entrepreneurs and self-proclaimed pop culture junkies Helen (30) and Sarah (32)
Cheeky young real estate agents Jake (29) and Ayden (21)
Young barrister Neal (39) and his mentor Mark (53)
The potato-selling Yip family of Darren (49), Trudi (46), Matthew (39) and Eileen (70)
Mother-and-daughter team Lois (75) and Michelle-Ann (49), along with Betty (78), all of whom are partners in a bra shop
Quintessentially Aussie butchers, Luke (26) and Eric (56)

Drawing from newspapers, radio, magazines and websites, Common Sense will cover a wide range of stories – from the headlines everyone is talking about to the more obscure stories viewers might have missed.

Like Gogglebox does with television, Common Sense will filter the news and current affairs of the week into an informative, insightful and entertaining hour.

Common Sense is the second jointly commissioned series between Foxtel and Network Ten, and follows on from the enormous success of Gogglebox, which launched in Australia in 2015 and has since won two TV Week Logie Awards.

The format was created by Studio Lambert, the same all3media company responsible for Gogglebox.

Common Sense will premiere on Lifestyle on Wednesday, July 5 at 7.30pm and on TEN on Thursday, July 6 at 8.30pm. Following it’s live broadcast on Lifestyle, Common Sense will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s newly announced streaming service, Foxtel Now.


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Meet the Common Sense Cast
New series from the creators of Gogglebox
Premieres Wednesday July 5 at 7.30pm on Lifestyle and
Thursday July 6 at 8.30pm on TEN

Ahead of the highly anticipated premiere of Common Sense next week, Foxtel and TEN have released further details about the cast featured in the new fly-on-the-wall observational series from the creators of Gogglebox.

To be produced by Endemol Shine Australia, Common Sense will feature a cast of everyday people from 10 diverse workplaces across Australia discussing the news of the week and making sense of it all in a light-hearted, honest and hilarious way.

The cast are:

MICHELLE-ANN, LOIS AND BETTY: BRA AND SWIMWEAR LADIES
MORNINGTON, VIC
Glamorous mother and daughter duo Lois and Michelle-Ann run a succesful bra and swimwear shop in Mornington. Betty is an employee and is one the shop’s chief bra fitters. Having served the local town for decades, the ladies are well know to the local townsfolk. They are well-versed in debating the local gossip and daily news with each other and with the customers. After hours Michelle-Ann and Lois also run a Quarter horse stud farm where they breed cutting horses.

THE YIP FAMILY – DARREN, TRUDY, EILEEN AND MATT: MARKET SELLERS
FLEMINGTON, NSW
The Yip Family are a Chinese-Australian family who sell vegetables at Sydney Markets. Trudi is the day-to-day manager of the company, and working with her are her cousins Matt and Darren and her Aunt Eileen. The entire family were born in Australia and don’t speak Chinese, seeing themselves as Australians through and through. Whilst prepping their produce, the news bulletins are regularly blasting from the family radio at the warehouse, with the daily debate often helping them get through their long day.

BRETT AND LAURENCE: REMOVALISTS
ABBOTSFORD, VIC
Brett and Laurence are an Australian Bill and Ted with an infectious dose of intelligence, wit and goofiness. They’re best mates who met on a shift at work one year ago and bonded over a mutual appreciation of ACDC. Originally from Wagga Wagga, Laurence is a metal-head with big hair and bigger opinions. Brett is a mullet-wearing West Australian big kid with a wicked sense of humour. Both are avid news consumers and are often found debating and arguing about the state of the nation, as they lift and haul furniture around the city.

JEAN, AILEEN AND TED: RETIREES
KEYSBOROUGH, VIC
Jean, Aileen and Ted are a young at heart trio who live together in a retirement village outside Melbourne. They meet daily to talk about the world while playing cards in the communal crafts room. Due to their life experiences, each has their own interesting story to tell; from first-hand accounts of The Depression to the tragedies of war. Their curiosity about current world news means they are also the first to tackle the daily exploits of today’s celebrities, and have no issue in giving their take on the latest Kardashian exploits or celebrity court cases.

ROBERT AND FRANK: FORMER BUSINESS PARTNERS
WOOLLAHRA, NSW
Robert and Frank are a fabulously posh, eccentric and incredibly witty duo. Both in their 70s, they have a cheeky and educated sense of humour that is both sharp and very charming. Robert owns an exclusive fashion boutique in Sydney while Frank is an ‘Urbanist’ and advises on urban spaces. The pair met in the late 1970’s and soon became friends and business partners. Being older and wiser in their life experience, they have an eloquent way of explaining their views and opinions, which is incredibly entertaining and compelling to watch.

AYDEN AND JAKE: REAL ESTATE AGENTS
MORNINGTON, VIC
Jake and Ayden are archetypal young real estate agents; full of cheek and charm.
They met when they started work on the same day at the Real Estate agency around 18 months ago. They describe themselves as the real Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber. Ayden’s the dreamer and Jake’s the realist. Ayden’s been living in Mornington since he was 5 and was raised by his single mother. Jake has lived in Mornington for two years, having moved from Melbourne.

ERIC AND LUKE: BUTCHERS
GALSTON, NSW
Eric and Luke are likeable, straight–shooting butchers. Eric owns ‘Eric’s Tender Meats’ and Luke is his friendly right hand man. Eric is a traditional, friendly and jolly local butcher, having been in the industry for 25 years. He hired Luke six years ago and they have a delightful father/son relationship. Eric is a working, single dad, and is often a second father figure to Luke, who is due to marry in August. The shop radio has seen better days but never fails to pump out the daily news, which is a continual source of debate between the guys and their customers.

STEVE AND ANDRE: MARKETING CONSULTANTS
SYDNEY, NSW
Steve and Andre are Sydney based Marketing Consultants and friends who have known each other for almost 30 years. They met while they were both DJ’ing and got a gig together. Since then, they’ve run hospitality venues together and forged careers as entrepreneurs and Marketing Consultants. They currently provide make-overs for businesses that need help to get back on their feet and become relevant.

HELEN AND SARAH: TECH CREATIVES
DOCKLANDS, VIC
Sarah is the young, intelligent and lively CEO of tech company Girl Geek Academy and Helen is her equally vivacious employee. The company encourages women ‘to learn technology, create start-ups and build more of the internet’. They essentially have a boss/employer dynamic, but it’s a relaxed one. Helen has a background in Cyber Safety and is incredibly passionate about it. Sarah learned computer coding when she was 5 years old on a computer called a Microbee at School. Helen and Sarah mainly get their news from online sources and social media. Sarah also listens to a lot of podcasts.

NIKKI AND KATHY: HAIRDRESSERS
KOGARAH, NSW
Kathy and Nikki are lively Greek-Australian hairdressers. Kathy has owned ‘Valet Salon’ for 20 years, having been a hairdresser since she was 14, while Nikki has been a stylist and manager at the salon for the past 5 years. A married mum of three, Kathy has quite traditional views, especially on parenting. Nikki is a mum to two young boys and has a more care-free attitude to life and work – this can often cause lively debate. Kathy watches the Today breakfast show religiously every morning and makes her kids watch too so they can learn about the world. Nikki catches up on her ENews fix on her phone and on social media.

Common Sense will premiere on Lifestyle on Wednesday, July 5 at 7.30pm and on TEN on Thursday, July 6 at 8.30pm. Following it’s live broadcast on Lifestyle, Common Sense will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s newly announced streaming service, Foxtel Now.

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Explore Japan with one of Australia’s favourite cooks
Maggie in Japan
A 60-minute special premiering
Wednesday, August 2 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle

Following its broadcast on Lifestyle, Maggie in Japan will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel Now

Australian culinary icon Maggie Beer takes viewers on a gastronomic journey across three stunning locations in MAGGIE BEER IN JAPAN, an exclusive new special premiering on Wednesday August 2 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

Produced by Lingo Pictures for Foxtel, MAGGIE IN JAPAN follows the celebrated cook as she travels from Tokyo to Noto Peninsular and finally Osaka, inspired by her love of learning and the exciting new challenge of producing a Japanese-inspired feast for her friends back in her hometown of the Barossa.

With the help of both traditional and new wave chefs, Maggie immerses herself in the local food and lives of her culinary guides, experiencing the essence of Japanese cuisine and some of the unique cooking techniques found across the country.

In Tokyo, Maggie joins Koji Fukuda, a former head chef at Luke Mangan’s Salt and now owner of two restaurants in Tokyo. Koji invites Maggie in to his home during her Tokyo visit, preparing her an everyday family meal that provides inspiration for Maggie’s own Japanese feast.

She also meets Kanejiro Kanemoto of Nodaiwa, who is a revered shokunin. A shokunin is a craftsman who devotes his entire life to mastering one dish, and Kanejiro has been cooking eel for the past 60 years.

Finally, keen to get a feel for the younger and more modern chefs of Tokyo, Maggie visits Hideki Ii of Shirosaka, where she experiences food that is a creative interpretation of both Japanese and Western cuisines – including a Japanese-influenced pate’ to rival her own.

Next, Maggie travels to rural Noto Peninsula where she meets Australian chef Ben Flatt and his wife Chikako who run a typical Japanese inn, upholding the ancient traditions of Chikako’s family. Here, Maggie finds a land which has so many similarities to the Barossa, and yet the flavours are so different. Once again, in Ben’s cooking Maggie finds an amalgamation of cuisines, with Ben’s Italian background cleverly influencing the dishes he makes.

Finally, after crossing the country and going south, Maggie arrives in Osaka. Here, she enjoys a “Kappo” style meal at a Michelin-star restaurant, run by second generation chef Osamu Ueno.

After her whirlwind tour, Maggie heads back to the Barossa where she adapts her newfound knowledge to create her own Japanese feast.

The unique dishes Maggie creates clearly illustrates that her search to understand and perfect Japanese flavour techniques has paid off – and has made its way into her own stunning food creations.

MAGGIE IN JAPAN premieres on Wednesday, August 2 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle. Following its broadcast on Lifestyle, the 90-minute special will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s newly announced streaming service, Foxtel Now.


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Love It or List It Australia
Premieres Wednesday September 27 at 8.30pm
Exclusive to Lifestyle

_Also available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library _
Or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s streaming service Foxtel Now

Lifestyle

Premiering on Wednesday, September 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle, Love it or List it Australia is an exciting new locally-produced series aimed at helping home owners make one of their biggest, most life-changing decisions: whether to renovate their house or sell it.

Already a hugely successful global franchise, Love It or List It Australia features leading real estate expert and Selling Houses Australia favourite Andrew Winter and esteemed interiors expert Neale Whitaker, as they compete for the home owners’ final decision to stay or go.

Design guru Neale is firmly positioned in camp “love it” and encourages all the households featured in the series to stay put, as he takes on their extensive renovation wish-lists and budget, showing them how easily they can fall back in love with their current digs.

Andrew is on team “list it” and works hard to convince the owners that listing their house for sale and moving is the best option. But again, with a strict budget and unwavering requirements, Andrew will have a hard time convincing the families to trade in their current abode for something unknown.

For all the home owners, the battle lines are also clearly defined – while one wants to renovate and fix their home’s issues so they can continue to live there, the other wants to renovate purely to sell and purchase a new place.

Each week, the stakes are high as Neale and Andrew put their reputations on the line, while the home owners’ opinions are deeply divided – it’s their future and their own money being spent on the renovations, after all.

At the end of each episode, the couples will face the ultimate domestic dilemma: to love it or list it? In the end, whether it is Neale or Andrew who claims victory, the real winners are the home owners.

Hannah Barnes, General Manager of Lifestyle Channels, said: “Lifestyle has a strong track record producing much loved property shows like Selling Houses Australia, the number one local production on the platform.

“We are thrilled to be launching Love it or List It where we get the opportunity to travel around Australia and, with the help of our dynamic duo Andrew and Neale, help Australian families make the life changing decision of whether to renovate and stay in their homes or sell up and move to something even better.”

Produced by Beyond Productions exclusively for Foxtel, Love It or List It Australia is a 10 x 60 minute series premiering on Wednesday, September 27 at 8.30pm AEST on Lifestyle.

Following its broadcast on Lifestyle, each episode will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now.


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GOGGLEBOX AUSTRALIA SEASON 6 PREMIERES

Wednesday, October 4, at 7.30pm on Lifestyle
Thursday, October 5, at 8.30pm on Ten

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The two-time TV WEEK Logie Award-winning show about people watching television, Gogglebox Australia, will return to our screens on Wednesday, October 4, at 7.30pm on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel and streaming on Foxtel Now, and broadcast the following day, Thursday October 5, at 8.30pm on Network Ten.

Gogglebox Australia holds the record as the #1 audience in the Lifestyle channel’s history. The fifth season earlier this year drew about 900,000 capital-city television and online viewers each week on TEN, up 16% on the previous year.

Now in its sixth series, Gogglebox Australia is back with much-loved households returning to their lounges to entertain audiences with their take on the good and the bad television shows of the past week. And this season, Gogglebox Australia will take us into the lounge room of a new household who will be announced soon.

The television experts back to doing what they do best are bubbly Greek best friends Anastasia & Faye; cocktail-loving Wayne & Tom; the adorable and sports-crazy Jackson Family; the fun-loving and cricket-mad Delpechitra Family; vivacious friends Angie & Yvie; dealers in Indigenous Art Mick & Di; the close-knit Dalton Family; happily married couple Lee & Keith; and the three generations of women in the Silbery Family. High school acquaintances and housemates Zina & Vivian will not be returning to season 6 of Gogglebox Australia. Vivian has recently moved overseas and Zina is embarking on new adventures of her own.

Gogglebox Australia is an Endemol Shine Australia production for Foxtel and Network Ten.


#10

Donna Hay returns to Lifestyle with a brand new series for kids

Donna Hay Basics to Brilliance Kids
Starts Thursday, October 19 at 7.30pm AEDT
Exclusive to Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Australia’s leading food editor and best-selling cookbook author, Donna Hay, is set to return to Foxtel with a brand new series just for kids, Donna Hay Basics to Brilliance Kids, premiering exclusively on Foxtel’s Lifestyle on Thursday, October 19 at 7.30pm AEDT.

Donna’s vibrant new 8 x 30 minute series will focus on fun and healthy recipes especially for children. Each episode will feature a selection of recipes based on a different theme, including ‘Movie Night’ and ‘Treasure Hunt’, filmed in different Australian locations and featuring children, families and, of course, Donna dishing out fabulous food tips for both kids and their parents.

“It’s so special to be able to introduce kids to the wonders of cooking – I wanted to share the recipes I know they love, plus some really magical activities as part of the food journey”, said Donna.

“It’s all about kids and families enjoying a healthy lifestyle – and having a lot of fun along the way.”

In episode one, Donna prepares some deliciously healthy treats for a kids’ movie night: peanut fudge chocolate slice, coconut popsicles, nacho bowls and a delightful twist on popcorn featuring choc coconut, maple butter, cinnamon sugar, lime and chilli.

Donna Hay is one of the world’s leading food creatives and a much-loved household name whose brand continues to soar, encompassing everything from her self-titled magazine to her best-selling cookbooks, extensive homewares range and online retail store.

Since launching the magazine in 2001, Donna has released 26 cookbooks, which have sold over six million copies worldwide and been translated into 10 languages, setting the benchmark for food publishing worldwide and inspiring a whole new generation of cooks.

In 2016, Donna hosted the popular series Donna Hay Basics to Brilliance, an 8-part cooking show on Lifestyle Food that showed viewers how to master a repertoire of simple recipes and use easy variations to transform them into something brilliant.

Donna Hay Basics to Brilliance Kids is produced by Donna Hay Productions and is exclusive to Foxtel’s Lifestyle.

Donna Hay Basics to Brilliance Kids premieres on Thursday, October 19 at 7.30pm AEDT on Lifestyle. Following its broadcast on Lifestyle each week, each episode will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel Now.


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GOGGLEBOX AUSTRALIA SEASON 6
NEW HOUSEHOLD ANNOUNCED

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Wednesday, October 4, at 7.30pm on Lifestyle
Thursday, October 5, at 8.30pm on Ten

Foxtel and Network Ten today announced that one new household will be joining the hit local-production, Gogglebox Australia, when season 6 premieres Wednesday, October 4, at 7.30pm on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel and streaming on Foxtel Now, and broadcast the following day, Thursday October 5, at 8.30pm on Network Ten.

Engaged couple Matty and Sarah Marie and their friend Jad have big personalities, a shared love of food and are excited to bring some “Middle-Eastern flavour” to Gogglebox Australia this season. Sarah Marie is your down-to-earth ‘girl next door’ and owner of a makeup and hair agency, entrepreneur and café owner Jad is the larrikin of the group, and Marketing and Communications Director Matty is the responsible one, having the final call on most things, including what’s on the box.

Matty and Jad have been friends for over 10 years, first meeting through the Sydney club scene where they both worked in their early twenties. Matty started dating Sarah Marie four years ago and the trio have formed a close friendship; Jad is like Matty and Sarah Marie’s younger, immature brother. Although having differing tastes in television – Matty lives and breathes sports, Sarah Marie loves her cartoons, and Jad is a fan of cooking shows – the three love sitting down to watch a movie together, so long as there is food involved.

Produced by EndemolShine Australia, executive producer, David McDonald said, “The most important thing about the Gogglebox cast is finding a diverse range of people who offer a variety of opinions and points of view. We’re really excited to see what Matty, Sarah Marie & Jad deliver with their unique take and opinions.”

Matty, Sarah Marie & Jad will join returning cast including Greek best friends Anastasia & Faye; cocktail-loving Wayne & Tom; the adorable and sports-crazy Jackson Family; the fun-loving and cricket-mad Delpechitra Family; vivacious friends Angie & Yvie; best mates and larrikins with a thirst for life Adam & Symon; dealers in Indigenous Art Mick & Di; the close-knit Dalton Family; happily married couple Lee & Keith; and the three generations of women in the Silbery Family.

Gogglebox Australia is an Endemol Shine Australia production for Foxtel and Network Ten.


#12

Foxtel commissions second season of Love It or List It Australia

Lifestyle

Foxtel today announced it has commissioned a second season of Lifestyle’s hit new local property series, Love It or List It Australia, with casting now underway across the country.

Based on the hugely successful global format, Love It or List It Australia features real estate expert Andrew Winter and design guru Neale Whitaker as they help homeowners with one of life’s big dilemmas – renovate and stay or sell up. Andrew and Neale battle for the hearts and heads of the homeowners as they try to discover what’s best for the family.

The first season – currently airing Wednesdays at 8.30pm on Lifestyle – has been a phenomenal success for the channel, breaking viewing records and attracting rave reviews.

Hannah Barnes, General Manager of the Lifestyle Group, said: “We are thrilled with the success of the first series of Love It or List It Australia and can’t wait to start production on season two. Love It or List It Australia achieved the largest audience for a series launch in Lifestyle history, which is a testament to the quality of the show that Beyond has made for us.

“We are a nation obsessed with property, and the appeal of this format is that it covers buying, selling and renovation all in the one show. Add to the mix the good natured competition between our expert hosts, Andrew and Neale, and the very real dilemma these homeowners are facing, and viewers have an unbeatable combination of fantastic advice and tips with a lot of fun and entertainment along the way.”

Love It or List It Australia is produced by Beyond Productions exclusively for Foxtel, with casting for season two currently underway. Producers are looking for homeowners who have a love/hate relationship with their house and are facing the tough decision of whether to sell or renovate. Head to https://www.lifestyle.com.au/property/apply-now-to-be-on-tv.aspx for further information on how to apply.


#13

Foxtel commissions a further two seasons of Gogglebox Australia

Lifestyle

Foxtel today announced it has commissioned a further two seasons of Lifestyle’s phenomenally successful local production, Gogglebox Australia, to premiere in 2018.

Now in its sixth season on air, Gogglebox Australia is a weekly observational series which captures the reactions of ordinary Australians as they watch the nightly news, cringe and cry through reality TV, cheer their favourite sporting teams and digest current affairs and documentaries.

Gogglebox Australia first premiered in 2015 to rave reviews, and has since been recognised with two TV WEEK Logie Awards for Best Factual Program (2016 and 2017) and a nomination for Most Outstanding Factual or Documentary Program (2017).

The current series has been another great success and continues to entertain audiences with the heart-felt and hilarious moments experienced by the 11 much-loved households.

Hannah Barnes, General Manager of the Lifestyle Group, said: “Gogglebox has been an outstanding success for Foxtel, and continues to hold the record as the number one audience in the Lifestyle channel’s history.

“Viewers clearly can’t get enough of their favourite households giving their take on the week’s TV, so we are thrilled to be able to confirm another two seasons for next year, and extend the length of each series,” she said.

Gogglebox Australia is produced by Endemol Shine Australia. The two new seasons will increase from eight to 10 episodes each and will premiere on Lifestyle in 2018.


#14

GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA Season 7b Premieres Thursday January 11 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle
Australia’s love for all things property is celebrated in this highly-respected series that follows the development of the country’s most ambitious architectural projects, from concept, design, materials and technology to logistics, timelines, budgets and personalities. The top-rating Grand Designs Australia, hosted by leading Australian architect Peter Maddison, once again brings the characters, the houses and the stories together in an insightful season of inspiration and appreciation when the seventh series returns. The all-Australian version of the phenomenally successful global format travels the country showcasing the challenges of construction, the diversity of modern architecture, and the people who create it. Grand Designs Australia is produced by FremantleMedia Australia, exclusively for Foxtel’s Lifestyle.


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Contestants announced on The Great Australian Bake Off
Season 3 returns Thursday January 18 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The bunting is up, the ovens are on and 12 of the country’s best amatuer bakers are ready to do baking battle when the third season of Foxtel’s deliciously successful series, THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE OFF, returns on Thursday January 18 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

Judged by culinary icon Maggie Beer and acclaimed chef Matt Moran, and hosted by comedians Claire Hooper and Mel Buttle, the mouth-watering third series will see a new diverse group of 12 amateur bakers put through baking challenges in the iconic Bake Off Shed to find Australia’s Best Amateur Baker.

Those bakers are:
Claudia Anton (48), Psychiatrist from Melbourne
Chris Asquith (32), System Administrator from Newcastle
**Barb Dunn (37), Finance Manager from Brisbane **
Max Fetiveau (28), Plasterer from Brisbane
Robert Harwood (34), I.T. Administrator from Perth
Raeesa Khatree (37), Ex-Lawyer turned health store worker from Brisbane
**Marcus Matear (27), Dentist from Melbourne **
Jessica Osbone (28), Sales Co-ordinator from Brisbane
Alex Papadopoulos (47), Building Material Importer from Melbourne
Emma Sievwright (23), Science Graduate from Brisbane
Michelle Trevorrow (64), Retiree from Melbourne
Dave Yan (35), Accountant from Sydney

Set in a shed on an idyllic grassy field, the 30 challenges that will feature throughout the 10-part series will leave viewers in food heaven with delights such as crepe cakes, Frasier cakes, waffles, sausage rolls and biscotti to name just a few.

Each week begins with the Signature Bake, where each competitor has a personal take on a familiar recipe. They may be told to bake muffins or tarts, but their creativity and imagination on what ingredients they use is encouraged.

Next comes the Technical Bake. This recipe from either Matt or Maggie is a complete surprise to the bakers and revealed just before the challenge starts. They must follow the recipe, which is blind tasted and judged by Matt and Maggie.

The last challenge is the Showstopper. This is where bakers show off their skills and artistry on the episode theme with the judges looking for ‘wow factor’ when they judge each bake.

After the Showstopper Bake, the judges and hosts sit down in ‘cake corner’ to talk through who is that week’s Star Baker and who will be eliminated. The baker that wins the judges tastebuds after all 30 challenges will be crowned Australia’s best amateur baker.

The Bake Off franchise began in 2010 with The Great British Bake Off, where it became a ratings phenomenon. The format has since been sold to 26 territories including the US, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Poland, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine and France.

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE OFF is a FremantleMedia Australia production for Foxtel based on a format created by Love Productions and distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Having previously aired on Lifestyle FOOD, the third season of THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BAKE OFF will premiere for the first time on Lifestyle on Thursday January 18 at 8.30pm. Following its broadcast on Lifestyle, each episode will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on Foxtel Now.


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The Lifestyle smash, Selling Houses Australia returns for its 11th season

Lifestyle

Lifestyle’s smash-hit local production, Selling Houses Australia returns for its 11th season on Wednesday, March 7 at 8.30pm AEDT, exclusive to Foxtel.

In this brand new 13 x 60 minute series, host Andrew Winter is once again joined by interior designer Shaynna Blaze and landscape designer Charlie Albone, as they perform their makeover magic on a diverse range of properties all over the country, in a bid to secure a much-needed sale for desperate vendors.

From a derelict old church in scrubby bushland off the beaten track north of Adelaide to a cyclone-ravaged beach shack struggling in a flooded market near Mackay, to a cluttered character cottage, complete with its own pub, this latest season will see some of the most impressive and inspiring makeovers yet.

In a tough market - how many sales are even possible this time around when Andrew Winter - never one to shy away from a challenge - leads the team headfirst into truly unsellable territory?

Selling Houses Australia is produced by Beyond Productions exclusively for Foxtel’s Lifestyle.


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Love It Or List It
Wednesday 26 September at 8:30pm

Lifestyle

Following a spectacularly successful first season, Lifestyle’s newest property show Love It Or List It is back to help Australian homeowners with one of life’s big dilemmas – renovate or relocate. Gold Logie nominee and real estate expert Andrew Winter is joined by design guru Neale Whitaker as they battle for the hearts and heads of the homeowners as they try to decipher the property puzzle.

The first season has been a huge success for Lifestyle, breaking viewing records and attracting rave reviews. When the series launched last year, the debut episode drew the largest audience for a series launch in the channel’s history.

Hannah Barnes, General Group Manager, Lifestyle and lifestyle.com.au, said: “We were thrilled with the success of the first series of Love It or List It Australia , and can’t wait for the new season to hit our screens. The record numbers achieved and overwhelming positive sentiment from Foxtel viewers are a testament to the quality of the production.

“We are a nation obsessed with property, and launching the series to kick off ‘buying season’ in Australia will make the show even more relevant. We are also so lucky to have the amazing advice from the expert hosts, Andrew and Neale. This series has even better renovations and styling tips from Neale and the information and advice about the property market is second to none thanks to Andrew and our relationship with Real Estate Australia.”

Love It Or List It Australia is produced by Beyond Productions exclusively for Foxtel. The show is always looking for homeowners who have a love/hate relationship with their house and are facing the tough decision of whether to relocate or renovate. For further information go to www.lifestyle.com.au/apply.