The Block’s Shaynna Blaze confirms she has quit one of her hit shows due to a filming schedule clash with a new passion project
The Block’s Shaynna Blaze will leave Selling Houses Australia in 2021 after more than a decade on the lifestyle program.
The interior designer is leaving the show, which is one of Foxtel’s biggest hits, due to a schedule clash with filming commitments.
According to the Herald Sun on Sunday, Selling Houses Australia had a break from filming due to Covid, but was due to resume filming next month.
Quit: The Block’s Shaynna Blaze (pictured) has turned her back on her first TV role as she confirms she was forced to quit Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia due to a filming clash
The program’s schedule differs from previous years as it usually takes place in the second half of the year.
According to the report, the schedule now clashes with Shaynna’s successful interior design business and an upcoming ‘passion’ project.
Shaynna confirmed the news on her own Twitter account soon after the announcement was published.
Filming conflicts: According to the report, the schedule clashes with her successful interior design business and an upcoming ‘passion’ project. Shaynna confirmed the news on Twitter
‘These are words I never thought I would be saying so I am telling you this with a heavy heart. Leaving Selling Houses Australia was a big decision for me, and one I didn’t take lightly,’ she wrote.
‘I’d hoped to be able to balance working on Selling Houses, honouring my business commitments to clients, and pursuing some other exciting upcoming projects.
‘But, once SHA’s production schedule was confirmed, it became obvious that unfortunately juggling everything was going to be too much of a stretch. Selling Houses was my very first TV gig and brought me to where I am today, and I owe the show, and Foxtel, a huge debt of gratitude.’
No more: ‘I’d hoped to be able to balance working on Selling Houses, honouring my business commitments to clients, and pursuing some other exciting upcoming projects.,’ she wrote
This is the second high-profile departure for the show with Charlie Albone leaving in February last year to join Better Homes and Gardens.
The announcement will unlikely affect her role on The Block, where she has appeared as a judge since 2012.
The professional changes come after she split from husband Steve Vaughan, back in August 2018.
Trio: Shaynna began as a judge on The Block back in 2012, Darren Palmer (left) joined as a series regular the following year, while Neale Whitaker (middle) joined back in 2010
She told New Idea last year: ‘You reach a point you think you’re never going to hit and sometimes it’s okay to just sit there and go, “I can’t get out of this hole I’m in for a while”, but I can reach out to people when it gets too bad to pull me out of this swamp.’
Shaynna and Steve tied the knot 19 years ago. They had previously been dating for 11 months after meeting at a local bar in Melbourne.
She is the mother of two children, a son, Jesse Thomas, and a daughter, Carly Anne, whom she shares with her first husband.
Heartbreak: Shaynna she recently reflected on hitting rock bottom following her split from her husband Steve Vaughan, in August 2018. She said that she has been ‘reaching out to people when it gets too bad’. Pictured is Shaynna with Steve