Johanna Griggs had nothing but praise for her House Rules colleagues when she announced she was leaving the show on Wednesday.
But photos taken on set earlier this year suggest that relations between Joh, 45, and her co-stars may have been strained.
In pictures taken on Friday, May 17, the former competitive swimmer looked stern while speaking with judge Wendy Moore and a crew member.
Warning signs? Johanna Griggs’ (right) had tense chats with judge Wendy Moore (centre) and a crew member (left) on the set of House Rules before she quit the reality TV show
Johanna raised her hand to make a point while speaking to the crew member.
As the presenter spoke, Wendy crossed her arms in a rather confrontational display of body language.
It is unclear what the group was discussing, but Johanna described her experience on reality TV as an ‘eye opener’ when she announced her resignation this week.
Resignation: Joh Griggs (right) announced she is leaving House Rules after seven years as host on Wednesday – but old photos suggest it was a long time coming
She wrote on Instagram: ‘I’ve got some news for you all. After a great deal of consideration, I recently sat down with the network to ask to be allowed to step down as host of House Rules.
‘They have very graciously agreed for me to [resign], which I’m incredibly appreciative of.
‘As the show goes into pre-production for the next season, it’s the perfect time to hand over the role to someone who will take the show into [season eight].
‘Reality TV production has been an eye opener, they are such enormous beasts with so many people involved, and I’ve had a great time over the last seven years steering the ship, getting to work with many of my favourite camera crews as we criss-crossed the country.’
Taking a step back: In a lengthy statement, the 45-year-old thanked fans for their ‘passionate support’ of the show, which premiered on Channel Seven in 2013
Johanna went on to thank the crew behind the scenes of House Rules.
She praised her ‘best friends’, stylist Rosie Trindall and hair and makeup artist Lisa Soames, as well as the show’s writers Grant Osborn and Robert Adams.
Turning her attention to the experts, she wrote: ‘I’ve worked with fantastic judges in Joe Snell, Drew Heath, Jamie Durie and Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen… and the beautiful and talented Wendy Moore right from the start of the show.
‘She and design mentor Carolyn Burns-McCrave helped make every series so much fun.’
Johanna added: ‘But the best part always for me, has been getting to know the teams. We’ve laughed and cried together. They all trusted me very quickly and made my job incredibly easy which I’m so thankful and grateful for.’
She concluded by saying that she is looking forward to pursuing other projects within the Seven Network.
‘My role as host of Better Homes and Gardens, which everyone knows I’m crazy about, keeps me very busy,’ she wrote.
‘Best friends’: Johanna also thanked the crew behind the scenes of House Rules
‘Hopefully now though, with a different workload, I’ll be in a better position to take up one or two of the great opportunities that come my way, especially with Seven Sport, which is such a passion for me.’
Joh, a former competitive swimmer, is a longtime employee of Channel Seven, having first joined the Seven Sport team in 1993.
She has been the host of House Rules since its first season in 2013.
Popular: Joh, a former competitive swimmer, is a longtime employee of Channel Seven, having first joined the Seven Sport team in 1993. She had been the host of House Rules since 2013