Having hosted 52 primetime design shows worldwide, authored 12 best-selling books, spent his career committed to the environment, and launched his own design business, Durie is now taking on the role of a judge on Seven’s House Rules.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be back at Seven,” said Durie.
“We built some great memories together. I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into all things design on one of Australia’s favourite design shows House Rules.”
Durie’s one-of-a-kind furniture has been awarded 33 international design awards. His designs now feature in the homes of comedienne Chelsea Handler, actresses Charlize Theron and Anne Heche and actor Bruce Willis.
Rikkie Proost, Seven’s head of unscripted production, said:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Jamie back to Seven. Durie’s expertise and keen eye for design will be invaluable on House Rules.”
House Rules will continue to be hosted by Johanna Griggs, with a new-look judging panel featuring British-born international design style star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Pacific Magazines general manager of homes and food and fellow judge Wendy Moore.
Architect Drew Heath will not be returning to series 7 of the format in 2019.