The Block – Kara And Chantelle Have The Shortest Alliance Ever
I would have put money on the first scrag fight would have been between the twins and Chantelle but in fact it was Kara and Chantelle who were rubbing each other the wrong way. It was all a bit awkward since they were on the same team in a challenge and had forged an alliance, possibly the shortest one in the history of The Block.
The challenge was a crucial one, as the winners got first pick of the apartments to renovate on The Block as well as an extra $10,000 in the kitty.
It was the fan teams versus favourites and they had to design a room that was most like the look, feel and style of a $300,000 room Neale Whittaker and Darren Palmer had styled.
After the fans got over the shock of seeing returning contestants Brad and Dale, they got on with the task with Kara and Chantelle going out to shop.
Alisa and Lysandra and were even more amusing when they realised all the teams were not returning players. Kara would not be thrilled to be mistaken for Tania. Also they thought the Victorian couple were actors due to Chantelle telling them of her multiple jobs and businesses.The twins split up with one going with Dale and the other with Brad and Brad was slightly stunned at how the sisters talked to each other.
After the fans realised they were at a disadvantage playing against returning players Kara and Chantelle decided they needed an alliance however it looks like this was not going to last 24 hours. Tensions started once they hit the shops. Chantelle who is rather manic was making most of the purchases, whilst Kara just stood there saying nothing until she got back to the block and then she bitched about it to husband Kyle.
OK she was right the brown second hand couch was disgusting and buying stuff that looked like it was out of a Salvation Army store is not going to get them the win. Kara then decided she would go out and spend some money the next day. She and Kyle decided they needed to spend $15,000 not $7,000 as they no ugly no matter how cheap they won’t win.
The next drama was Kara being unhappy that she was not going to be able to buy both the couch and the cushions as it did not fit into Chantelle’s game plan which she had stayed up until three in the morning producing.
However Kara was being very passive aggressive and dismissive towards Chantelle. When she was showing her the cushions she barely looked at her and at the end of the challenge when they were deciding on placement of furniture she said “I told you where I think it should go, but you decide”.
She also said to camera that she felt worried for them heading onto the block as they don’t have the same style as her. Steve and Chantelle were also sniping saying that ego had a lot to do in the last ten minutes of the challenge,
The favourites were cruising. Dale and one of the twins headed straight to design knock off shop Matt Blatt to shop and they did not turn up at the room until the next morning.
After being relaxed and comfortable their pressure points started occurring when their brick wallpaper did not turn up until an hour and a half before deadline. Which meant it was hastily installed and had bubbles in it. The wall papers guy were hilarious when they said “We’re on camera so don’t say anything stupid”.
Of course it was a Block cliffhanger with the viewer having to wait until Sunday to see what the judges thought of the rooms and find out who is the winner.
The Block – Fan V Favourites on Sunday at 6.30pm on NINE.