Former Bachelor Sam Wood and Weekend Sunrise’s James Tobin join Better Homes and Gardens

Former Bachelor and celebrity trainer, Sam Wood, is joining the cast of Better Homes and Gardens. He’ll host a new segment with tips and advice about living a healthy lifestyle.

Also joining the cast is Weekend Sunrise weather presenter, James Tobin, who will host a technology and motoring segment.

Sam Wood will be presenting a health and fitness segment on Better Homes and Gardens

Wood appeared on Ten’s The Bachelor in 2015. Since then he has launched his 28 by Sam Wood fitness program and has appeared on morning programs across Seven, Nine and Ten.

“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,” Wood said.

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

Tobin’s media career began on Nickelodeon on its children’s morning program, Saturday Nick Television. Following that, he joined Seven’s kids trivia program Go Go Stop as host. He joined Sunrise in 2008 as an entertainment reporter and moved to Weekend Sunrise in 2009.

Tobin said of his new role: “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.

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

The new additions follow the axing of landscaper, Jason Hodges, at the end of 2019. At the time it was announced Hodges, who had been on the program for 15 years, would be replaced by Selling Houses Australia’s Charlie Albone and garden expert and Garden Gurus presenter Melissa King.

King’s role will cover inspirational gardening projects including indoor plant styling and edible gardens.

“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,” King said.

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

Wood, Tobin, Albone and King will be joining the Better Homes and Gardens cast of host Johanna Griggs, Adam Dovile (DIY), Dr Harry Cooper (vet), Graham Ross (gardening), Tara Dennis (decorating and design), ‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi (chef), Karen Martini (chef) and Pete Colquhoun (architect).

Better Homes and Gardens returns on February 7.


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