House Rules couple built to last
Lloyd Wright and Maddi Carter. Picture: Supplied

Their fellow House Rules team announced a shock split this week but don't expect Maddi Carter and Lloyd Wright to become the latest casualties of reality TV.

NSW contestants Candy Stuart and Ryan Pusic confirmed they had parted ways on Monday, struggling to repair their two-year romance after the Seven show finished filming.

It is not the first time a couple has split following their time on a renovation show, with several past teams on The Block falling victim to what has been dubbed the "curse" of reality TV.

But, fresh from their elimination last night, Carter told Access All Areas couples should not go on a show such as House Rules unless they were confident their relationship could survive.

"I know in my opinion, you wouldn't have kids unless you think you can raise them," the Townsville beauty explained.

"This was one of the hardest challenges we have ever done and going into it, we knew it wasn't going to be easy. Though we don't fight normally, I was scared that we would.

"But we didn't - it actually brought us closer because we were our only allies.

"It's a test on a relationship, 100 per cent, but if you can't get through that then you probably shouldn't be together."

Despite missing out on a spot in the final three by just one point after a week-long garden makeover round, both Carter and Lloyd couldn't be happier with their overall experience on House Rules.

While marriage and babies are on the cards soon for the engaged pair, they are now enjoying their freshly revamped house in tropical North Queensland.

"We always say to each other that we are still pinching ourselves that it is our home; we are just on top of the world at the moment," Wright, an aviation firefighter, said.

As House Rules gears up towards its grand finale, three teams are currently left standing - WA's Carole and Russell Bramston, Melbourne couple Adam Dovile and Lisa Lamond, and Sydneysiders Stuart and Pusic.

The show is continuing to prove a ratings smash for the Seven Network, beating the first live shows of rival Nine's The Voice both locally and nationally on Monday night.

House Rules pulled in 237,000 viewers in Perth and 1.47 million nationally, compared to just 115,000 for The Voice in Perth and 1.34 million around the country.

This follows news that The Voice's first "live" episode was not live at all, having been filmed at the weekend due to a change in scheduling.

The West Australian

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