The Block

The truth about The Block 2018 couples: What really happens when the cameras stop rolling?

What happens behind the scenes of The Block?

The tension ramps up between the teams on The Block each week!

However, from what they tell us, there's still plenty of time for fun and games for the contestants.

Read on to see what the teams have been getting up to off-screen...

Jess: my gay ex-boyfriend is our tradie!

Rohan and Jess met when they were 15, and the pair dated for about a year before they split.
Rohan and Jess met when they were 15, and the pair dated for about a year before they split.

Most of us can't stand the sight of our exes – but it's a different case for Jess, who's best friends with the guy she dumped as a teen!

Rohan and Jess met when they were 15, and the pair dated for about a year before they split. The next time Jess bumped into Rohan he was in another relationship – with a man! But Jess tells us it wasn't weird at all.

"My heart just burst with happiness for him. If he's happy, I'm happy," she tells Woman's Day.

Now, Jess and Rohan – who works with Norm and is helping the Queensland "battlers" out on The Block – are closer than ever.

He's even godfather to Jess and Norm's daughter. And Jess is going to be Rohan's "best woman" when he marries his current partner Brendan!

READ MORE: The Block's Sara and Hayden are at breaking point

Ronnie's warning to Sara

Ronnie, a Blockhead from last year, turned up at the Gatwick to help Jess and Norm with their guest bedroom.
Ronnie, a Blockhead from last year, turned up at the Gatwick to help Jess and Norm with their guest bedroom.

Viewers were shocked to see the return of Ronnie from last year, who turned up at the Gatwick to help Jess and Norm with their guest bedroom.

As last year's resident "villain" – he and his wife Georgia had more than a few run-ins with the other contestants – Ronnie has some words of advice for Sara and Hayden in dealing with the public backlash.

"You can't take it personally. It's easier said than done, of course, but you just need to ignore the comments. You have to have a thick skin, otherwise you won't survive!" he says.

Kerrie & Spence: Our celebrity neighbour

"She loves a good drink, a good party and a good dance!"
"She loves a good drink, a good party and a good dance!"

Kerrie and Spence can boast a lot more than an impressive wine collection – they live next door to The Great Australian Bake Off star Maggie Beer in South Australia's Barossa Valley.

"Maggie has waved a few times," says Kerrie.

"She loves a good drink, a good party and a good dance!"

Want more celeb goss? Listen to Woman's Day Uncensored, where the team discuss the truth about BIP's Tara Pavlovic, what really happened to MAFS star Tracey Jewel on her holiday from hell and what to expect from this season of The Block!

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