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The Block – Chantelle And Steve Are In A World Of Pain

Mitre 10 who sponsor the show  might want to talk to their  staff as they did not do their reputation any good last night when the bolshie delivery guy threatening to leave with the load of wood and come back in a few days time.

Sure Kyal should have been there to take delivery, though he was a bit bemused that Foreman Keith could not help. But now Keith is spruiking products in the ad breaks he  must have it in is contract that he does not have to do any manual labor. It’s called the Scott Cam clause.

Kyal should have said stuff you I will call Bunnings… This of course would have been edited out.

Chantelle and Steve were in more trouble then the early settlers. They could not find a builder. Then Matty a builder eventually turns up and he looks like he can barely getting his lips off a bong. This was confirmed when after an hour he freaks out and he thinks the job is too much for him and he quits.  Then Chantelle is freaking out because she has already flicked another builder Marcus and she has to grovel back to him. He agrees to come over. Then Matty decides he will do it but the Victorian couple decide it may not be wise to have him. At this stage Marcus has decided it is all too difficult.

They try and get him to leave his carpenters for 24 hours but when they get back to The Block he and his workers are gone along with their plans. Chances of their room winning this week is zero.

Finally a builder turns up late at night and say he could probably do two days a week.

Kyal is still doing it all by himself, which is interesting as fans of The Block he should know that this always leads to trouble as the job is just too big to do in the short time frame.

They do get a sparkie  but they are turned off by his Warwick Capper mullet and decide he is not the man for the job.

Meanwhile the twins are turning their apartment into a loft. Both the favourite teams are barely working up a sweat as it is all smooth sailing for them. Their tradies all turn up which again makes me suspect they have lined them up before filming began.



1 PollyB { 02.04.14 at 11:40 am }

Um, I was presuming the Mitre10 guy was following an impromptu script he was ‘requested’ to ‘perform’.
If you applied for the block, then won a spot to compete for a place on the block, then spent a couple of days competing for a choice of space in the block, wouldn’t you have enough time, somewhere there, to be calling potential builders? Even way back when you applied, wouldn’t you be sounding out potential builders?
Anyhoo, lovin’ Dale & Brad.

2 Maz { 02.04.14 at 12:16 pm }

I agree Polly B on all accounts.
Again, think the term fans is been used loosely.
Block Wisdom….1)You need a builder no matter how qualified you are as you will be doing stupid challenges so you are sleep deprived so the home viewer can see you crack
2)Order materials early. Willing to bet the twins had the kitchen sorted very early on.

3 drb123 { 02.04.14 at 1:11 pm }

The truck driver was a wonderful ad for the friendly service at Mitre 10. Good to know they appreciate what a deadline is

4 Fiona { 02.04.14 at 1:21 pm }

I wonder why the twins did not get shiran in as their builder. I mean the guy is 2 for 2, those are pretty good odds. Maybe he has work already lined up.

“Then Matty a builder eventually turns up and he looks like he can barely getting his lips off a bong.” HAHA that’s what I was thinking.

Maybe the next season of the block (that is not already filming) should be a 2nd chance season with all the eliminated contestants from the past few season getting another chance to get onto the show. As I am typing this maybe it would not be a good idea, perhaps some of the eliminated people might not want to do it or be available.

5 jec { 02.04.14 at 1:21 pm }

Perhaps production should arrange a pool group of builders & other tradies for the contestants to choose from and contact themselves. That way the availability factor would not be an issue, also that they are competent builders who can actually be of use to them. But then again Channel 9 thrives on all the builder issues, don’t they?
Even if Kyal doesn’t want a builder, he should get an off-sider to assist him, otherwise he’ll end up in a heap of trouble.
I would have thought building a floor & walls would go beyond the scope of the contestants and their builders. Also that you’d have to build all the floors first, then the rooms, unless they’re going to end up with one room this week that has a floor while all around them there’s no floor? That doesn’t seem the right way to build, if you ask me (but I’m no expert!). I guess a week of “get the floors built” and “get the walls built” wouldn’t make for exciting viewing. Can ceilings get installed without a floor above it? Because every apartment may not have their rooms in exactly the same place.
Still not liking that there’s a terrace around each apartment – who needs that many outdoor areas when there’s a private terrace at the top of the building?

6 Rose { 02.04.14 at 1:40 pm }

Being from the US, the idea that a tv show would allow the workers on a tv show to be left to chance is really unthinkable. No decent television show would allow this. Maybe there could be drama with the workers and the contestants, but this is ridiculous.

Are builders in such demand in Australia that it is impossible to find one? I would think showing your work on TV would be good for business.

7 Fiona { 02.04.14 at 5:52 pm }

@Rose the fact that Chantelle And Steve could not lock down a builder made great TV and the producers love a bit of drama. The block like Big Brother is on multiple times a week and therefore has a lot of air time to fill. So the more drama the better whether it’s between contestants, builders (or lack there of) the better.

I think builders need to booked way in advance, like the favs did. Like others have said Chantelle And Steve should of been on the phone looking for builders as soon as their spot on the block was confirmed.

8 Carol (without the e) { 02.05.14 at 11:22 am }

As for lining a builder up ahead of time… we don’t know when they actually find out what city they are doing this in. They might only find out the day before they fly into the city.

@ jec (#5)… I would liken the apartment terraces to balconies on a cruise ship. Sure… you can go upstairs and use the common area… but it’s really nice to have your own private outside area where you can sit at 3am in your pj’s when you can’t sleep etc.

9 sandra { 02.11.14 at 4:33 pm }

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