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The Block All Stars – Kicks Off But Was Mauled By My Kitchen Rules

The Block All Stars started last night with Dan and Dani, Josh and Jenna, Amity and Phil and Mark and Duncan deciding to go round two on the show.

When they walked back into their houses they must have questioned their sanity. This time they have to renovate the house in six weeks. Also the front of the houses are heritage listed. This brings a whole range rules and regulations with it. Ironically Dan and Dani who totally modernised (read took out most original features in their series) say they know a lot about heritage rules.

This week they have to renovate a bedroom. It looks like there are alliances being drawn up based on age. It will be interesting to see if Dan and Dani or Josh and Jenna will Β bicker the most.

Interesting The Block All Stars got hammered in the first episode because everyone in Australia was watching the Spice Girls get their come uppence on My Kitchen Rules.Β All Stars received under a million and MKR 2.2 million and poor Masterchef Professionals was a bit of collateral damage with just under 700,000. But really people will have recorded it as you can’t watch two shows at once.

I will only be recapping The Block on reveal days aka Sunday or if something interesting/outrageous/entertaining occurs.

What did you think of the The Block – All Stars?

The Block All Stars on NINE Sunday to Friday at 7.00pm.



1 gidgetvonlarue { 02.05.13 at 3:27 pm }

I knew this would happen. I was kind of shocked they were doing ‘all stars’ for the Block when I don’t really think any of them are ‘stars’. They should have got ‘new’ people. But to be honest I think they could have got naked models and it STILL would have been squashed by My Kitchen Rules. Although I will say it was rather a slaughter! My god. My Kitchen Rules nearly hit State of Origin ratings.

Producers must be in panic mode in a way because I think we ALL know Jessie and Biswa are goners!

Poor Masterchef – it’s like the red headed slow kid kept in the attic. And you are right – end of the day at least two of them have to be recorded and watched later. Turns out Australia made their choice big time!

2 brain dead dave { 02.05.13 at 4:32 pm }

Jowl$y will be doing some comfort eating when he sees those ratings figures.

Ch 9 have encored The Block ~ All $tars twice already.

3 A.P { 02.05.13 at 5:52 pm }

Just like to say I am not happy with this encore today at 2pm in place of Days of Our Lives AGAIN!
If I wanted to watch The Block I would have done so last night.
Its bad enough that DOOL is always taken off for the cricket now its made way for The Block when we have Gem and Go they could have put it on.
I did ring Nine/Win and got a recorded message saying that DOOL will not be back til Thursday due to encores of The Block and send any complaints in writing. Seems I’m not the only one complaining and they don’t want to deal with it.
Channel 9, please put DOOL on Gem if you have to but just leave it in that timeslot where its been for years and show some respect to its loyal viewers.
This is not the way to force feed us The Block, MKR won hands down!

RR, can you find out why they don’t use Go or Gem for encores or even DOOL?

4 Kate Maxwell { 02.05.13 at 11:23 pm }

Does anyone know where you can find out what music they used on tonight’s episode? (05/02/2013)

5 bella vita { 02.06.13 at 1:59 am }

@kate Boombastic by Shaggy was used for quite a long segment at one stage

6 Daisy { 02.06.13 at 2:12 am }

Not watching the block. Never have. I don’t suppose I ever will.
It’s just housework. The glimpses I have seen in past seasons reminds me of the kind of crap decor you do when you first leave home to go to uni and have no money.

7 Maz { 02.06.13 at 8:43 am }

I don’t think its so much the same contestants (short build they need to hit the ground running hard) that is the problem its the same architect. It doesn’t take much imagination to visualise what the end product will look like.

Seriously doubting the heritage restrictions. Think these properties had potential but are going to be ruined by the whole IKEA extension.

They never seem to be ‘green’ renovations either. No solar panels, no water tanks.

Amity and Phil look like they are struggling already. The whole Mark/Duncan unable to decorate is wearing thin.

8 Christina { 02.09.13 at 12:41 am }

Anyone watching The Block with me?? I wondered what your thoughts are on the fact challenge winners, Phil and Amity, picked Dan and Dani’s safe (considering they kindly gave them the paint)! And why didn’t they swap houses (it’s a competition people!) plus why didn’t they tell anyone they turned down the swap (being nice or a bigger strategy in play)? Must say I am enjoying this series more than I thought. I like the Heritage aspect and the contestants are not nearly as annoying as I thoughts they’d be!

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10 Maz { 02.09.13 at 9:09 am }

Hi Christina! I am watching the Block.
Its odd that they didn’t tell about the swap as I assume that option is in everyone’s safe (well was at that point of time.)
As for swapping houses, I don’t recall anyone swapping when given the opportunity.
You know this is All Stars when the contestants can smoothly product place in their segments to camera.
Looking forward to room reveal.

11 Christina { 02.09.13 at 10:15 am }

Hi Maz! Hmmm, hadn’t thought of that…I wonder if each safe is the same? My guess is perhaps not, so producers have an opportunity to mix things up. Time will tell! Room reveal looks to be interesting..from the ad it seems it’s a hit and miss, love that!! Makes much better TV haha πŸ˜‰

12 Christina { 02.17.13 at 10:47 pm }

Anyone think that Dan and Dani and Jenna and Josh seem a bit like sore losers whinging about tonight’s room reveal outcome (boys won with their unique kids room and Phil and Amity came second). Personally am pleased the winning room showed some personality. The show would get pretty boring quickly if the minimalist style was all we saw! Yes I think that could win in the end (so they may indeed have the last laugh anyway) but taking risks often pays off…plus is far more interesting viewing. By the way RR it’s a shame you aren’t blogging this series :( as I enjoy all your other reviews!!

13 Reality Raver { 02.17.13 at 10:59 pm }

Christina – Agree re: whinging. Just finishing MC recap and hoping to put a quick post up.

14 Maz { 02.20.13 at 12:06 am }

What no love for the Block this season?

I guess for completeness the scores for Bedroom One: (Darren, Shaynna, Neale)
Phil & Amity: 7,6,6=19 (looks like it was inspired by last week’s Target catalogue)
Mark and Duncan: 7,7,7.5=21.5 (Alice in Wonderland Clutter)
Josh & Jenna=7.5,7,8=22.5 (Bland-horrid artwork)
Dan& Dani=6,4,4=14 (Not finished but liked it better than J&J(as did Amity))

Bedroom Two
Phil & Amity 8,7.5,7.5=23
Mark and Duncan 8,8,8=24
J&J 7.5,7,7=21.5
Dan & Dani=7,6.5,6.5=20
Love the dummy spit. No love loss between J&J and A&P.

15 Kath { 02.20.13 at 1:24 pm }

Stopped watching My Kitchen Rules because of all the nastiness, stopped being about the food etc..

Now watching the Block, enjoying it a lot, although I am not a fan of Jenna she comes off as ageist and a snob, putting down the other teams who scored better, insinuating that her and Josh, Dan and Danni were better than the other teams.

Love the heritage side of the restoration

16 Sue N { 02.22.13 at 11:17 pm }

I am enjoying the block, not a fan of Josh tho or Dani for that matter.

17 Maz { 02.24.13 at 10:24 pm }

Was it just me or were all the bathrooms rather bland. You know Jenna and Josh won this week as they were not sulking and throwing a tantrum about the judges’ comments.
The judges bitched about the lack of storage and Amity had the best comeback line about the linen closet been just outside.
Mark and Duncan’s was urgh. Rhino and Bull will need to come down. Wonder which production genius idea it was for Duncan to go lingerie shopping.
Anyway scores (Darren, Shaynne, Neale)
P&A 7.5,7.7.5=22
M&D 8,8,8=24
J&J 8.5,7.5,9=25

18 Christina { 02.26.13 at 8:50 pm }

Re tonight’s ep. What the hell is Dani thinking spending so much time on the shirt for Elton?! And to take longer just because Dan is peeved is very immature…although to be fair I kinda get him be unsupportive. Argh the perils of opposite sex being so opposite!! LOL.

19 Christina { 02.26.13 at 9:08 pm }

Spoiler ahead as noted in ad for tomorrow night. OMG! Dani changes paint colour again?! I totally get Dan being upset. Dani picks the same grey all the time…how come its so difficult every time?!?!