Australia’s longest running reality program, The Block, returns for its 11th series on Sunday, September 6.
Five new teams, from all walks of life, will leave their old lives behind in their quest to build the great Australian dream.
The latest series will take a back-to-basics approach as the new contestants, with limited renovating experience, set out to transform an octagonal-shaped former motel into a luxurious, state-of-the-art apartment complex.
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They will be set the challenge of turning each level of the building into one 225 square metre apartment, with all levels boasting 360-degree vistas of Melbourne.
Teams will be tasked with creating their own three-bedroom, four-bathroom apartment, each with an expansive outdoor terrace, taking in sweeping city views.
The series will kick off with a 24-hour challenge, the winner of which will be rewarded with first pick of what level they wish to renovate.
Here is a list of the new Blockheads:
Suzi (44) and Vonni (39) from Gold Coast, QLD – The Single Mums
Dean (30) and Shay (29) from Newcastle, NSW – The Go-Getters
Whitney (29) and Andrew (29) from Melbourne VIC – The Sweethearts
Kingi (31) and Caro (31) from Townsville, Qld – The Larrikins
Luke (29) and Ebony (24) from Perth, WA – The 2nd Chance Siblings
Gold Logie winner and host Scott Cam is back once again and says: “I’ve nicknamed it the Blocktagon. It’s like a big meat pie, and the floor plan is really divided up into pieces of pie. So the lounge, dining and kitchen are three pieces of pie, and the lift well is the sauce in the middle. This is one of the hardest builds I’ve ever done, both in television and as a chippie.”
Scott will again be joined by co-host Shelley Craft, judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer, ‘The Blockinator’ foreman Keith Schleiger and sidekick Dan Reilly.
The Block returns September 6 at 7pm on Channel Nine.