After nearly three decades together Michelle and Steve have weathered their fair share of good and bad times. They lost a home after a bad investment and soaring interest rates, but these Aussie battlers eventually triumphed and were runners-up on House Rules. They live in their dream home now and never plan on leaving – their kids are of the same opinion and still live with them. They owe over $600,000 on their mortgage, and Michelle jokes that she’d take up pole dancing to pay it off if she had to. As the oldest team in the competition, Steve and Michelle are not fussed about going in to renovation combat with the younger ones. They will need to make sure they don’t push things too hard physically, but believe experience is their greatest strength. Steve believes he is the strong and stable team member while Michelle is prone to freak out. Both emotional, when the pressure mounts on Reno Rumble each will have trouble keeping it together. They have a great relationship with Carly and Leighton but suspect the brothers and Ben and Jemma aren’t their biggest fans.