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The Block on Channel 9 – It’s six days until the studio room reveal and our Blockheads are still reeling after a controversial body corporate where Leah and Ash called out Steph for having her Dad work on The Block.

Ash in particular didn’t like how Kyle from House No.1 spoke to his wife Leah, when he accused her of talking over everyone.

It’s good news for Kyle and Leslie and they head to Scott Cam’s house Camelot in Gisborne, their reward for their winning bathroom from week No.1 on The Block.

They get a nice surprise when Danny Wallis pops in for a visit at dinner at Scotty’s house and gives Kyle and Leslie some great advice on what he is looking for, when buying a house on The Block. 

Leah is having real trouble finding a gyp rocker for their studio and makes many calls with no luck.  In the end they call Tom from The Block from last year who manages to help them find a gyprocker …. at the very last minute.

Kristy and Brett are thinking ahead and manage to secure their real estate agent, Belle Property in Hampton. They are overjoyed.

Back on The Block, Gian has upset Keith after he nearly caused an accident while conducting demo on his roof. He gets hauled over the coals by Aidan the site managers from Block builder Nine In Six and promises never to do it again. 

At the end of the day Leah and Ash and Kristy and Brett come together in House No.2, and the conversation turns to Kyle and how he spoke to Leah.  Ash is not happy about it, but he has not said anything to Kyle … yet. 

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 – Tuesday 15 August, 2023 at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now

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