LOCAL LADS: Luke and Cody Cook before being swamped by fans at the Dalby Picnic Races.
LOCAL LADS: Luke and Cody Cook before being swamped by fans at the Dalby Picnic Races. Molly Glassey

House Rules boys adjusting to newfound fame

LAST Wednesday was a tense one for the Cook household as House Rules aired its first episode and Dalby twins Luke and Cody finally hit TV screens across Australia

"It was brilliant and a lot better than I thought it would be," Luke said of the first episode.

"All our mates really liked it, and they said how we were portrayed on the TV is exactly how we are."

The twins watched the first episode with friends, leaving their parents to view it alone.

"Mum and Dad didn't watch it with us," Cody said.

"They wanted to watch it in their house alone so they could just absorb it.

"They didn't want to be talking to anyone, they wanted to just take it in."

Having a view of the show from the couch came with a few surprises for the boys.

"During the builds we are only seeing what we are doing and our own little issues," Cody said.

"We don't really get to see what's going on with the other teams."

Luke was surprised by the other teams' problems.

"I knew there was a bit of drama but I didn't think it was that big," Luke said.

Cody agreed.

"That was a real surprise. We were like holy moly," he said.

The twins said the first few weeks of building were the most difficult.

"We were just trying to keep our head above water because we didn't know what we were doing. It was really hard," Cody said.

"We struggled," Luke said.

"Such a struggle," Cody added.

The boys found themselves not only out of their comfort zone, but a little unprepared for what was expected of them.

"We'd never really done much building and never had to design," Cody said.

"We had no idea how big a bedroom was supposed to be, and then we get told to build one." Their saving grace came in a smartphone.

"We just lived on Google trying to Google to find out things," Luke said.

Now home in Dalby, the twins have taken to their new roles as local celebs.

"There's been heaps of people who've been pulling us up and wanting photos," Cody said.

"I'm like 'Oh yeah, righto, sweet'. I love it."

As for what to expect from the rest of the series?

"Let's just say, our style is unique," Luke laughed.

The second week of renovations will be unveiled on Sunday night. Can the Dalby twins win two weeks in a row?


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