Erin and Jake Talk About Some Of The Controversy On The Block
There is no doubt Erin and Jake polarised viewers on The Block, you either liked or loathed them. However they were the standout decorators on the show.
TV WEEK interviews them to ask them about their controversial time on The Block and why they did some of the things they did.
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Why didn’t Erin and Jake invite the other contestants to their September wedding?
Erin and Jake married just days after The Block finished filming, but none of the couples from the show were invited.
“We had already organised most of the wedding before The Block,” Erin explains.
“We didn’t even invite some of our closer friends, unfortunately. It wasn’t the sort of wedding where we invited lots of people – it was quite a small occasion.”
How is married life treating them? “It’s great!” Erin smiles.
Do they wish they had socialised with the others more?
“If we’d spent any more time socialising with the other couples than we did, we wouldn’t have finished any of our rooms in time,” Erin explains. “Obviously, if we’d had more time to hang out with them, it wouldn’t have been as uncomfortable as it sometimes was. We wish we’d had more time to hang out.”
How do they feel about their disqualification now?
Erin insists that what was shown on air wasn’t the full story and that other contestants pushed the boundaries, too, but “were lucky they didn’t get caught”.
“We did do the wrong thing, but we had 15 hours’ sleep all week and we were attacked left, right and centre,” Erin says. We did get bullied a bit by the other couples, but we’re not cheaters and we’re not liars. Obviously, we made one little mistake – but everyone does.”
Do they regret betraying Duncan by getting Luke to pretend to be Jake?
Erin claims it wasn’t their idea to get Jake’s twin brother, Luke, to pretend to be him and they apologised to Duncan after the budgeting drama.
“I can’t go into too much detail, but that wasn’t mine and Jake’s set-up – it was part of the show,” Erin says. ” The whole thing was a bit of fun.”
At the time, Duncan told TV WEEK that the deception was a “slap in the face”, but says he can now laugh about it.
“It was funny and I think they were coaxed into it [by producers], but they picked the wrong moment,” he says.