After news broke of Jason Hodges’ sacking from Channel 7’s lifestyle program Better Homes And Gardens, there was speculation that his departure wouldn’t be the only thing changing. 

TV Blackbox report that Sam Wood, Melissa King and James Tobin are joining the Australian lifestyle show when it returns on February 7th.

Health and fitness expert (and former Bachelor) Sam Wood will be providing viewers with all the best information and advice for practicing a healthy lifestyle.

“For me, it’s about helping people move more and eat better with simple, practical and real advice that they can understand and implement into their lives,” he says.

“I am genuinely so excited to be joining the team.”


Garden expert and television presenter Melissa King (The Garden Gurus) will also be joining the team.

“I will be tackling lots of fun and inspirational gardening projects – everything from edible garden projects to indoor plant styling – and I also want to encourage kids to get off the couch and into the garden with some great kid-friendly gardening ideas,” says Melissa.

“For a gardening presenter, this is the pinnacle and I’m beyond excited to be working alongside people I have admired for years.”

Weekend Sunrise’s James Tobin is another new addition who’ll be focusing primarily on the latest in technology and motoring.


“I’ll be playing with all the big kid toys and reporting back on how they can improve our lives at home and on the road,” James says.

“I’ve known the BHG team for some time and to get to work with them is a real ‘pinch me’ moment.”

Sam, Melissa and James join host Johanna Griggs, Adam Dovile (DIY), Dr Harry Cooper (Vet), Graham Ross (Gardening), Tara Dennis (Decorating & Design), “Fast Ed” Halmagyi (Chef), Karen Martini (Chef) and Pete Colquhoun (Architect) in the new season of Better Homes and Gardens, which will premiere Friday, February 7 at 7.00pm on Seven.

More additions to the gardening team are yet to be announced.

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