The Block on Channel 9 – Kyle and Leslie in House No.1 have been criticised for weeks because of their lack of spatial planning skills. Despite this, they want to put up a nib wall back in their open plan living and dining space, which Scott and Shelley think would be another planning disaster.

Will they listen to Scott and Shelley? That remains to be seen. 

It’s three days until our Blockheads have to deliver not one, but two kids rooms in a busy week in Hampton East. As well as Kyle and Leslie, Scott and Shelley visit all the other houses and they are very impressed how everyone is going with their kids’ rooms.

Eliza and Liberty have connections and they have enlisted the help of Lego Masters’ Brickman to build them a toy cheetah for one of their rooms. 

Scott makes a good point, nothing is for free when it comes to The Block and to avoid another cheating scandal, Eliza and Liberty must pay Brickman for his work. The Melbourne sisters have been the target of a conspiracy theory they are a Channel 9 plant, and they understand if they don’t pay Brickman the conspiracy will continue on. 

At night Scott hosts a BBQ challenge thanks to Weber, with an amazing prize for the winner – $15,000 cash. Scott gets all The Blockheads to cook him a meal on the Weber, and after five tastings a winner is announced.

BBQ king Brett takes out the win after another stunning dish, his second Weber challenge win on The Block. 

Kristy and Brett take home the $15,000 and it couldn’t come at a better time for their build budget which has been in trouble. 

About The Block

Get ready, Australia. The Block, the number one renovation reality program, returns for an incredible 19th season on Sunday, August 6, at 7.00pm on Channel 9 and 9Now. 

Set in the family-friendly Melbourne suburb of Hampton East, the new series features five houses designed and built in the 1950s and located on the aptly named Charming Street. These grand old dames are now aged in their 70s and way overdue for a contemporary update. 

For the first time in Block history, host Scott Cam will be providing contestants with the full renovation schedule ahead of time this season. So get your cameras out, Blockheads, it’s photo time. 

Adding to the year of Block firsts and amping up the stakes at play during the 48-hour House Decider Challenge, contestants will be seeing all finished designs of the houses on Day 1. Who will prevail and get the house of their choice?

Not only will they get the schedule and designs up front, but in another first, they’ll receive their entire budgets as well. 

However, the Blockheads will soon find out that it’s not all smooth sailing when renovating an original 1950s home – structural issues, extreme weather events, and a mountain of demolition will test our five keen couples every step of the way. 

Plus, The Block’s state-versus-state rivalry will be amplified by the sheer closeness of the houses this year. Who knew being able to peak into your neighbours builds would cause such tension?

The couples in contention are: sisters Eliza and Liberty Paschke (personal assistant, 37, and integration producer, 34, VIC); parents Kyle and Leslie Cottone (firefighter, 36, and teaching aide, 34, WA); parents Leah and Ash Milton (first aid officer, 31, and builder, 36, QLD); married couple Kristy and Brett Beames (project manager, 34, and safety officer, 34, SA); and newlyweds Steph and Gian Ottavio (architect, 27, and start up worker, 27, NSW).

Real estate expert Marty Fox isn’t the only new addition to the lineup this season. The formidable foremen Keith Schleiger and Dan Reilly will be joined on site with the fan favourite from last year, Tom Calleja.   

The nation fell in love with Tom and his wife Sarah-Jane because of their work ethic and relatable marital bickering, and he jumped at the chance to work with Scotty and come back as this year’s official Block plumber. 
The designs of the amazing homes in this series again come from The Block’s resident architect, Julian Brenchley.

At stake is $100,000 for the overall winner of The Block, on top of any profit the five couples can all make on the critical auction day. Plus bragging rights for the winners’ state. 

Since premiering on Channel 9 in 2003, Australia’s richest reality program has awarded a total of $32,592,807.65 in prizemoney.

The Block on Channel 9 and 9Now – Thursday 5 October, 2023 at 7.30pm.

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The Block on Channel 9

The Block on Channel 9
The Block on Channel 9