It’s been almost three months and the tenth season of The Block is coming to an end.
We’ve all lived the pain and anguish the couples have gone through from sick tradies, to cheating scandals and then the usual, lack of sleep. Emotions seemed to have run unusually high in this series and the tension seemed to have lasted a little longer with some contestants.
Everyone has their favourites and I have to say Jess and Ayden are mine. As much as an audience loves a bit of controversy and drama I must admit that this season I enjoyed sitting and watching a bit of comedy. Perhaps life has been a little more chaotic than usual so to sit and watch Ayden’s antics and his constant smile on his face, was a pleasant nightly escape from reality. At times I would think that if he was my husband I’d whack him, but Jess knew just the right way to handle him and keep him under control – a bit like an out of control toddler. He really was a loveable ratbag sometimes.
Their apartment came together beautifully and it was lovely to see Jess finally get some confidence in what she was presenting. I think the $20,000 tiling in the bathroom was a huge mistake and that totally destroyed her confidence (and budget!). It was wonderful to see them finally bring it all home with their gorgeous terrace and sense was finally made of their apartment.
My second favourite couple and apartment would be Josh and Charlotte. They were just such a gorgeous couple. Not heavy on politics, just there to get the job done – and that they did! I think their decision to put money into real floorboards was a fantastic idea, something expected in upmarket South Yarra. A very mature couple with a sophisticated style and they should be very proud of what they have created.
Dea and Daz’s apartment is probably my next favourite. The kitchen goal posts, I must admit, totally destroy that zone. I do honestly feel that they will take out the $100,000 as the courtyard is an area that is not common for this style of apartment in South Yarra. I know that would be a major draw card if I was to buy an apartment.
Finally, Tim and Anastasia. I must admit this is a couple I never quite connected with. Throughout the series I kept wishing Ebony and Luke had got through the eliminations. They were entertaining and good humoured people and I think they would have made an amazing apartment. I can’t help but think Dea’s presence intimidated Anastasia from the start and unfortunately I think that was the beginning of the couple’s downward spiral. Tim seemed good humoured and I must admit he was very supportive of Anastasia which was lovely to watch. Perhaps The Block was just too big a project for them. I am pleased to say it appears from last night’s show that their apartment may have finally come together.
You can’t help but hope that every single team is rewarded at auction for all of their unbelievably hard work and in a statement today, it looks just that! Channel 9 has stated that the results from last night’s auctions will have the four teams taking home the largest prize money ever won on a TV program. What fantastic news! I know where I’ll be at 7.30 tonight!