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The Block – Starts Tonight On NINE – Here Is A Quick Ready Reckoner

The Block kicks off again tonight at 7.00pm on Channel NINE, and really there is nothing in its way at the moment to stop it from obtaining the ratings of last year.

Also it now has the Logie for best reality TV show of 2011 as well.

Here is a quick ready reckoner:

The series will start of the same as last year with eight couples being whittled down to four. Who will then settle into The Block.

Where is the Block: In South Melbourne and it is a set of four terraces.


  • Sophie and Dale, Newlyweds.
  • Brendan and Michelle, Youngest couple, married.
  • Larry & Jessie, First father and daughter team.
  • Brett & Rana, First mother and son team.
  • Brad & Lara, Dating.
  • Andrew & Mike, Brothers
  • Brad & Courtney, Dating.
  • Dan & Dani, boyfriend & girlfriend

The cast appears to be pretty anglo again this year. However that may be the issue that they are the only ones that are applying. Also there is the mother and son, and father/daughter combo for the first time this year.

The Judges:

John McGrath from McGrath Real Estate and Neale Whitaker from Belle Magazine will be joined by Shaynna Blaze this year. She will be a good addition to the show and will give a different perspective of the rooms.

The Hosts:

Scott Cam and Shelly Craft will have the same roles as last year.

The Twist:

There is a red house which will be the battle ground for the couples to face off to try and get into the real block to be in the chance to win the prize.

The Prize:

Any money the get at the auction above the reserve price, plus if they are the team with the highest profit they will win an extra $100,000.


1 brain dead dave { 04.16.12 at 5:46 pm }

I’ve been conned into watching this tonight with a friend. I just know $cotty Cam is going to make me throw me raspberry tart up.

2 brain dead dave { 04.16.12 at 11:15 pm }

Wow! All the girls are foxes and the guys are one dimensional lookalike Ken dolls with guns and six packs. Zzzzz! Beige city.

The show sends a sick message- if you’re ugly or older ,you can’t renovate.

Shove your Logie winning show up your ar$e Ch9..

3 littlepetal { 04.16.12 at 11:29 pm }

BDD-I guessed you wasted on the raspberry tart. If you are ulgy and old, you can’ t sing either

4 brain dead dave { 04.16.12 at 11:35 pm }

Raspberry tart is rhyming slang for ‘heart ‘ little petal. I wanted to throw up when $cotty tried to get on a roll. Hey ,on top $cotty’s hairstyle is flatter than a $hit carter’s hat. It looks appalling.

$cotty Cam spends a lot of his time with his hands over his wedding tackle. Is he trying to hide something? Caning the Viagra maybe?

5 littlepetal { 04.16.12 at 11:41 pm }

BDD-Sometimes I can’t keep up with you and Georgie! I still can’ t understand all the Aussie slang. The other day hubby said something about some pig in the shit which means happy like Larry. Never heard before!!!!

6 brain dead dave { 04.16.12 at 11:49 pm }

That’s alright. I can’t make macarons. Here’s another one for you:

Brown bread = dead .ie ” I thought he was brown bread”

7 littlepetal { 04.16.12 at 11:54 pm }

Must remember this Brown bread.

8 brain dead dave { 04.16.12 at 11:59 pm }

ie “$cotty Cam has such a shallow personality, you’d swear he was brown bread”

or “:I’d sooner be brown bread than sit through another episode of The Block”

9 Georgie { 04.17.12 at 12:19 am }

And bdd is a crow eater littlepetal.

10 brain dead dave { 04.17.12 at 12:26 am }

Whilst you bludgers are from Steak and Kidney.

I wish the crow living next door to me was brown bread.

11 Georgie { 04.17.12 at 12:42 am }

I’m not from steak an’ kidney mate I’m from Sunday roast (up the coast).

You’ll have to sick the hollow log onto the crow or send in a joe blake.

12 PollyB { 04.17.12 at 7:07 am }

The best way to watch this. Record on IQ. Start viewing at the end, rewind about 10 minutes, check out the reno’s for 5 minutes. Beaut!

13 Dutch Courage { 04.17.12 at 8:52 am }

Polly, wayto go! Adding a Shelly Craft filter to the mix would make it perfect!

14 nittywitty { 04.23.12 at 11:21 pm }

PollyB – Ditto !!!