Channel 9 announce premiere date for THE BLOCK
NINE has confirmed an August premiere date for the 15th season of The Block
Five ambitious couples will renovate and transform the neglected Oslo Hotel in St Kilda into five top-end, three-storey homes, restoring it to its former glory as one of Australia’s premier residential addresses.
They’re all competing for the chance to walk away with $100,000 in prize money and any profit made when their apartments go under the hammer at a live public auction later this year.
The couples chosen for The Block 2019 from more than 45,000 entries are:
Tess (28) and Luke (30) – Media sales partner and carpenter from Cairns, Queensland
El’ise (33) and Matt (39) – Fashion manager and carpenter from Perth, Western Australia
Jesse (29) and Mel (31) – Real estate agent and contracts administrator from Melbourne, Victoria
Mitch (56) and Mark (57) – Stylish grandads from Sydney, New South Wales
Andy (48) and Deb (46) – Stand-up comedian and homewares store owner from Wallabi Point, New South Wales
The Block is officially Australia’s richest reality program. It has distributed an astronomical cash total of $20,775,501 to contestants since premiering on Channel Nine in 2003.
Overseeing the renovations will be site foremen Dan and Keith, with the weekly room reveals judged by Neale Whitaker, Darren Palmer and Shaynna Blaze, host Scott Cam will again be joined by co-host Shelley Craft.