Buckle up, Blockheads – there’s a brand new season headed your way! Set to launch later this month, the new season of The Block will see five teams battle it out in 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!”
Meet 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 Block partner Luke, 28, are from WA (Ebony from Busselton, Luke from Perth). While Luke has the hidden advantage working as a carpenter and landscaper. Ebony can help put a smile on Shaynna Blaze's face - as her day job is an interior designer and decorator. They may look familiar, because this brother-sister-duo both appeared on The Block Triple Threat earlier this year, but didn’t make it past the elimination rounds.
Andrew is teaming up with Whitney. The two 28-year-olds are from Melbourne, VIC. Andrew is a form worker while Whitney can try and keep everyone looking pretty as the beauty therapist.
(Above, left to right)
Here comes trouble! Suzi is a 44-year-old real estate agent while her partner-in-crime, 39-year-old Voni is a fitness studio manager. The ladies come from the Gold Coast and we can't wait to see what they bring to the competition!
Kingi and Caro both 31 are from Townsville, QLD. Kingi is a renderer. Caro is a business development manager and cheerleader with the NRL.
We're expecting a sensational season filled with chaos and triumph! Be sure to tune in to Channel Nine when the show returns later this month.