The Renovators – Well The Hotness Factor Has Now Been Halved
So the only guy with a six pack on the show, Keenan, has been eliminated and we have been left with the most painful female, Melissa, to have the keys to the weather board house.
But superficiality aside Keenan was one of the standouts on the show, but maybe his design skills were not as good as his craft skills. And tonight it was more of a design challenge and that is what the judgement came down to.
I admit to hypocrisy, I hate it when producers manipulate the show to get the outcomes they want, conversely I hate it when they don’t manipulate it to get the outcomes I want.
The challenge was all about painting and furniture, whilst last night was more judged on craftmanship. Melissa went shopping for three hours for her child’s bedroom. Keenan sent out Peter. Had Keenan picked out the furniture or did Pete pick it for him. By the looks of it Keenan selected them as there was no razzle dazzle to them.
He selected the room which needed the fireplace to be repaired, which meant he had to do more of the work. However Keenan, as keyholder, did have the advantage of picking the room and his team.
Keenan picked his team of Nathan and Peter. Peter was back in for the day and Michael was too sick to work. Melissa had Jarrod and Natalia on her team.
Keenan really did not get to complete his room. He said it had turned into a flat pack challenge. A chest of drawers was not made, also some curtains were lost in transit. The judges criticised the fireplace. Baz said it was only 95% there, and Peter Ho said he would have liked it opened up, as it was covered. However Peter did realise there were time frame issues in being able to do that.
Melissa personalised her room on previous advice from judge Robyn Holt, and maybe this was what got her over the line. Even she looked shocked when she was announced the winner. I wonder if the judgement was unanimous as Baz was teary when he gave Keenan his farewell speech.
Anyway Melissa is the only female at this stage to hold the keys to a house.
Interesting that the clapping from the other contestants was pretty unspontaneous when she was announced the winner and they looked shocked.
It now makes sense why the back rooms of the weatherboard are not furnished as she probably had to spend more money on labour. To be fair to her she does know how to use a power tool and is a hard worker, but in my opinion Keenan was more deserving, and not just because he was The Renovators eye candy.
Tomorrow night the khaki team and the blue teams will be fighting it out for the keys to their houses. Then we have to wait until Wednesday to see who wins.