The Block – Chantelle and Steve Could Win Fan Versus Favourites
The weird and wonderful thing about The Block is that on auction day anyone can win. Even though Kyal and Kara would look like the deserved winners things may not go well or them on the day as it depends on reserve price and what buyers are willing to pay for that dwelling.
Polly and Waz had Stephen Bradbury style win, as they were the only one to sell on the day. In that 2011 season they had been thought to be one of the weaker teams behind Josh and Jenna and Rod and Tania. However they were the ones that walked away with the $100,000 bonus.
Jarrod and Madi who were one of the weakest teams on last year’s season on sky high came in runners-up. This team that struggled all season received only $4000 less then the twins in profit. It should be noted they had $30,000 taken off their reserve on auction day with Lysandra and Alisa only had $10,000 deducted.
This week’s challenge on The Block has seen a House Rules like challenge where the teams have to renovate a house in 7 days. The motivation for the teams is that the points accumulated get turned into dollars which get taken off their reserve price. Also the overall winners will receive an extra $10,000 off the reserve. Since the teams are working in pairs they have to split the dollars between them.
Kyal and Kara who won the final room reveal chose Brad and Dale to work with. It was a smart move by Kara as it meant she would have most of the say in the design. Whereas there is tension between the Lysandra, Alisa and Chantelle. Not a shock at all. And Steve is just staying out of it.
Interestingly Chantelle’s children room was highly praised whereas Alisa’s bedroom was not. At this point they are one and half points behind the Super K’s and Brad and Dale whose decision to sacrifice a bedroom for a bathroom and walk in wardrobe paid off for them. Currently the twins and Chantelle and Steve have $12,000 off their reserve price ie. $6000 each and the other team has $750 more.
If you are curious to know some of the final scores there is a funny article on TV Tonight where an eagle eyed fan took a photo of the scoreboard being transported in the back of a ute. It is a SPOILER. Here is the link.
Also don’t expect the twins to be on the show. Not just because they look over it, they said they don’t want to ruin their relationship. They also told the Daily Mail that they think the whole show was geared for Kyal and Kara to win.
Who do you want to win?
The Block Fans V Faves Grand Final will be aired Wednesday April 9 at 7.30pm on NINE.