The Block on Channel 9 – There appears to be a new divide on The Block, Kyle and Leslie, Eliza and Liberty, Steph and Gian, Kristy and Brett and Leah and Ash on their own.
The four couples gather in Kyle and Leslie’s house and they confirm that if Leah and Ash call a body corporate for a financial audit into House No.1’s landscaping expenses they don’t have the numbers.
Leah confirms meanwhile that she has no plans to call a body corporate and she wants to move on.
But this is when the real drama starts.
Leah gets a call from Camerich that her Block Bucks have been taken back by Leslie and she feels absolutely devastated.
Not only to lose the Block Bucks, but the way Leslie has done it by not telling her.
She is in tears and distraught, and calls House No.1 dirty players.
Leslie justifies it by saying she felt so aggrieved by the confrontation with Leah and how she questioned her integrity, she felt like she needed to do something.
The betrayal rocks Leah all day, as Scotty and Shelley do their walk arounds.
There is some relief though for all the contestants as Weber gives them all an extra $5000.
Kristy and Brett’s nightmare time with their landscaper continues as he fails to order plants. It’s not going to end well between House No.3 and their landscaper.
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 – Wednesday 18 October, 2023 at 7.30pm.
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