Set to launch later this month, the brand new season of The Block will see five teams battle it out in what is being described as one of the most gruelling renovations in TV history!
“It’s more architecturally challenging than anything we have ever attempted,” says Block co-creator and Executive Producer, Julian Cress, on the new octagonal building in South Yarra.
“This is one of the hardest builds I’ve ever done, both in television and as a chippie,” adds host Scott Cam. “It’s a huge challenge we’ve set the contestants. Some of them are going to struggle. It’s going to be tough!”
As for the teams, (from left to right) –
Dean, 30, and team mate Shay, 28, are from Newcastle, NSW. Dean is an electrician. Shay is an English and drama teacher.
Ebony, 23, and brother Luke, 28, are from WA. Luke has the hidden advantage working as a carpenter and landscaper. Ebony’s day job is an interior designer and decorator. They may look familiar, because they both appeared on The Block Triple Threat earlier this year, but didn’t make it past the elimination rounds.
Andrew and Whitney are two 28-year-olds from Melbourne, VIC. Andrew is a form worker while Whitney is a beauty therapist.
Suzi is a 44-year-old real estate agent while her partner, 39-year-old Voni is a fitness studio manager. The ladies come from the Gold Coast and we think they could possibly cause some trouble!
Kingi and Caro both 31 are from Townsville, QLD. Kingi is a renderer. Caro is a business development manager and cheerleader with the NRL.