House Rules finalists need WA s backing

Carole and Russell Bramston have encouraged the WA community to rally around them as they make their final bid to claim victory on House Rules.

The Perth Hills couple are one of two teams vying to have their mortgage paid off when the Seven show's finale airs tomorrow night, going up against Melbourne sweethearts Adam Dovile and Lisa Lamond for the top spot.

While they have copped some criticism for their frequent on-screen bickering, Carole says she and Russell deserve to win because they have been 100 per cent authentic throughouts.

"We have related to the public because we are being who we really are on House Rules," the grandmother, 53, tells AAA Weekend.

"Some of the others are very camera- conscious, whereas we just want to get the job done and do it honestly and openly. 'What you see is what you get', is our policy."

The decision of who will win is half in the hands of the show's judges, who will deliver their scores based on the finale challenge, while the rest of the verdict will be left to the public to vote on their overall favourite team.

The Bramstons are urging viewers to cast their votes purely based on the contestants' renovation work and not their personalities.

"I think the reason for the voting and the judging, ultimately, is about your design - it's not about you being the best looking or youngest or most humorous," Carole explains.

"It should be about the design and I hope the public can give a fair vote on our work."

Russell adds: "Hopefully WA can get right behind us and we can win this thing for the State."

Having their mortgage cleared would be life-changing for the duo, who have previously voiced their fear of not being able to pay off their *Boya * home in their lifetime.

If they win, Carole plans to crack open a bottle of champagne to celebrate. But, on a more serious note, Russell says he just wants his wife not to have to worry about working any more.

"She will be able to involve herself in a lot of charity work and give back to the community," Russell, 56, says.

"If she is freed up from work, you haven't seen anything from her yet."

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