The couple behind HGTV’s Fixer Upper have opened up about the reasons for ending the show after its fifth season, which premieres next month.

In an interview with People magazine, Chip and Joanna Gaines cite a gruelling 11-month production schedule as a reason for the show’s end.

Chip said the show was demanding time from him that he needed to be giving to the couple’s businesses, relationship and family.

Joanna is not ruling out the possibility of a return to TV.

“You just never know,” she said.

The Gaines also addressed rumours of marital problems. The two said they have a solid marriage that Chip described as in “a really good place”.

Launched in 2013, Fixer Upper follows the two as they redo houses near their Texas home.