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Mention “The Gatwick” to anyone living in Melbourne and chances are they’ll have an opinion. Starting her life as a grand hotel, she has recently fallen from grace. Eyesore, blight, dump are just some of the choice words that have been used to describe her. A perfect project for Australia’s biggest reality TV show. Enter The Block!
“I knew it was a fantastic, iconic building, and I knew it had so much potential, so I was very excited when I heard The Gatwick would be our next project,” says Scott Cam, who is returning to host the show for an incredible 14th season.
The Gatwick is in the heart of one Australia’s most famous postcodes - St Kilda, host to famous landmarks such as Luna Park, the Palais Theatre, the cultural hub of Acland Street - and is just minutes away from the beach.
“This series brings us right back to where we started in Bondi in 2003,” says Executive Producer, Julian Cress.
“We filmed in summer, which gives it a flavour that hasn’t been seen on The Block for a very long time.”
The five eager new teams chosen from a record-breaking 45,000 entries are:
• Bianca (36) and Carla (35), netballing besties from Melbourne, VIC
• Kerrie (49) and Spence (47), married couple from the Barossa Valley, SA
• Sara (31) and Hayden (45), newlywed parents from The Shire, NSW
• Hans (37) and Courtney (33), loved-up couple from Perth, WA
• Norm (40) and Jess (33), engaged parents from the Sunshine Coast, QLD
Scott Cam is once again joined by co-host Shelley Craft, along with judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer, “The Blockinator”, foreman Keith Schleiger, and his right-hand man, Dan Reilly.
The juggernaut ratings for The Block in 2017 proved once again that Australia cannot get enough of the renovation reality series. Last year’s results confirmed The Block as Australia’s richest reality show, taking total prizemoney across 13 seasons to a whopping $18,895,501.
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