Jules’ reality check
Jules Lund isn’t half of a perfect couple, but he’ll find who is, writes Colin Vickery
JULES Lund happily admits he and wife Anna would be hopeless on reality show Australia’s Perfect Couple.
The pair, who married in January, met 10 years ago while backpacking through Europe. They linked up in Barcelona and spent time together in Paris, but there was no hint of romance until they ran into each other at a party back in Australia.
‘‘Anna is so pure. She giggles and has endless energy. You never have a dull moment around her,’’ Lund says.
‘‘But when she and I were watching Australia’s Perfect Couple together in the editing suite, we’d turn to each other and go ‘not a chance — we could never enter a competition like this’.’’
Australia’s Perfect Couple, hosted by Lund, puts eight couples through a series of challenges designed to test their relationships as they battle for $250,000 prizemoney.
The show features two Victorian couples as well as a same-sex couple — Robbie and Dan— who are foster parents.
The Getaway reporter, who has also hosted Hole in the Wall and Big Questions, was involved in all facets of the production, including the casting.
‘‘The same-sex couple is a really contemporary story that sends a great message (to viewers),’’ Lund says.
Lund says that marriage has changed him and that behind the fun of the show, there are some serious messages for anyone involved in a relationship.
‘‘With marriage, there is definitely a sensation of feeling more grounded,’’ he says. ‘‘I suppose it’s like the concrete sets in your foundations. You feel confident enough to build on them.’’