House Rules: The TRUTH about Joh Griggs' shock departure

Johanna Griggs announced last month her decision to leave House Rules, the show she had hosted for seven years. 

And after sources claimed she chose to quit because she didn't like the way producers were trying to make the renovation series 'more dramatic', a former contestant has broken his silence.

Season five winner Aaron Winter, who competed on the show with his wife Daniella in 2017, told Now To Love on Tuesday that he 'one hundred per cent respects' Joh's reasons for leaving.

Speaking out: A House Rules contestant has spoken out after host Joh Griggs (pictured) quit the show amid rumours she was unhappy with producers 'pushing the teams to the brink'

Speaking out: A House Rules contestant has spoken out after host Joh Griggs (pictured) quit the show amid rumours she was unhappy with producers 'pushing the teams to the brink'

Aaron acknowledged that Joh, 45, had a better perspective on what goes on behind the scenes than he and Daniella did as contestants. 

'Joh has a much better insight about what's happening back of house and doing bits and pieces with us. We're just there to be contestants,' he said. 

'Anything that Johanna Griggs says, I'll one hundred per cent respect it and take her word on it, but if you asked me to do [House Rules] again tomorrow, I'd say yes.'

Breaking his silence: Season five winner Aaron Winter (left), who competed on the show with his wife Daniella (right) in 2017, said that he 'one hundred per cent respects' Joh's reasons for leaving

Breaking his silence: Season five winner Aaron Winter (left), who competed on the show with his wife Daniella (right) in 2017, said that he 'one hundred per cent respects' Joh's reasons for leaving

Insight: 'Anything that Johanna Griggs says, I'll one hundred per cent respect it and take her word on it,' Aaron said. Pictured with Daniella on House Rules in 2017

Insight: 'Anything that Johanna Griggs says, I'll one hundred per cent respect it and take her word on it,' Aaron said. Pictured with Daniella on House Rules in 2017

Aaron's comments come after Woman's Day reported on July 29 that Joh didn't feel comfortable with how far contestants were being pushed in a bid to 'pursue ratings'.

'As the pursuit for ratings gets more intense, producers are pushing participants to the brink as they try to manufacture dramatic television,' a source told the magazine.

'Those production techniques just don't sit well with Joh's core values.' 

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