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As seen in the Source link, written by realestate.com.au on 2019-10-27 20:45:00

Host Scott Cam has bitten off more than the contestants could chew this week.

Unsurprisingly, nobody managed to complete a hell week of renovation that saw the five teams scrambling to finish 14 hallways, six powder rooms, four study and media spaces, one bedroom, five sets of stairwells and one laundry. On little to no money.

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As judges Shaynna Blaze, Neale Whitaker and Darren Palmer toured one unfinished room after another, Neale quipped: “This used to be a renovation show but it’s become a test of human endurance.”

He’s right. Everyone has been pushed to the brink by the massive task they were given. As if taking a leaf from Jesse’s book of unabashed self-confidence, Tess commented that she wasn’t as pretty as she used to be because of the stress caused by this week alone on The Block.

The judges react to Deb and Andy’s unfinished hallway — ahead of viewing four more unfinished spaces.

Try as everyone did to get the work done to impress the judges and win that all important $10,000 and a weekend away, it came down to a two-horse race between Jesse and Mel and Mitch and Mark, simply because they came closest to getting their properties done.

As usual, Tess and Luke lagged behind the pack and got the least amount of work finished at their place. Despite their budget constraints and the regular lectures from Cam about overspending, the Cairns couple managed to convert their formal lounge into a dining room and channel natural light down into their dark kitchen through a glass floor and skylights in the two levels above.

Shaynna pointed out that walking across the glass floor in the media room could be a risky move. Not because she was fearful of falling through but because she was worried about giving those below an eyeful up her skirt. Although, in St Kilda, some real estate buyers may see such opportunities for flesh-flaunting as an asset rather than a deterrent.

The judges discuss Tess and Luke’s upskirting room.

The award for hardest working contestant this week, however, would have to go to Jesse. The fast-talking real estate agent managed to lay 100 square metres of chevron flooring by himself this week on top of completing a media room, wine cellar, stairwell and laundry.

“I think we have the most beautiful flooring on The Block, but it is the hardest thing to do,” he boasted. “It is like a game of Sudoku trying to get the right piece in that little square and then turning it left and right and upside down. It is so hard.”

Although the judges were floored by his efforts, he was ultimately pipped at the post by Mitch and Mark’s glamorous boudoir which Mitch had playfully styled to look as though it had been graced by Kate Moss. Apparently.

Jesse lays 100 square metres of chevron flooring, single-handedly.

The boys’ win did not go down well with Jesse and Mel.

“Kate Moss? Whatever! People aren’t going to buy a house because there’s a fur coat on the bed and a bag,” Mel raged.

And Jesse agreed. “I wouldn’t care less about that (the glamorous styling) but I would walk into a house and say: ‘I am not going to buy this because I have been sick on the floor as it looks like a public toilet!’

“I am really glad that they’ve made the decision they did with the floor plan because I think it’s taken them out of the competition and everyone else is in a better position to win.”

Mitch and Mark’s ‘Kate Moss’ bedroom.

The reason Jesse is describing Mitch and Mark’s place as a toilet block is their controversial decision to tile the bottom of their stairs in navy and white stripes.

The judges also considered it a rare styling fail, likening it to looking like police tape cordoning off a crime scene.

It was Jesse’s $5,000 hallway wine cellar that left the worst taste in the judges’ mouths.

Neale remarked it would prove to be a polarising move for buyers because many might view it as “ostentatious” to display one’s alcohol collection so prominently. There may, too, be some buyers who aren’t keen to let the world know that they’re serving a cheap bottle of plonk with dinner rather than a vintage Grange.

Jesse and Mel’s Great Wall of Booze.

The judges were also left cold by Jesse and Mel’s decision to display a large black safe so prominently in their media room, arguing that it would have been better placed discreetly inside a bedroom wardrobe.

But Jesse has never been one for discretion and he wears the description of his “ostentatious” styling choices as a badge of honour.

To his mind the people who would want to buy his house would love to let all and sundry know that they drink fancy wine and give the impression they have enough wealth to warrant an easily accessible safe on site.

That is, people just like Jesse.

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EP 47/48 recap: Tess and Luke’s marriage fears


EP 46: Mitch and Jesse go head to head


EP 45 recap: Judges slam pathetic balcony



EP 43/44 recap : Has Mel had enough of her ‘worst boyfriend’

EP 42 recap: Scott Cam blows his stack at contestant


EP 41 recap: Room brings Shaynna Blaze to tears


EP 39/40 recap: Tess and Luke finally run out of cash


EP 38 recap: Mark and Mitch blow their stacks

EP 37 recap: Will Tess and Luke walk out?


EP 35 and 36 recap: Reason for Tess and Luke’s devastation

EP 34 recap: Mitch puts his foot through the ceiling

EP 32 recap: producer dragged into cheating scandal


EP 30 recap: ‘Dog’s breakfast’: kitchen savagely mocked

EP 29 recap: Scott Cam gives contestants a serve

EP 27/28 recap: Gloves are off as teams threaten to quit

EP 26 recap: Tess and Luke flush another tradie

EP 25 recap: Is this the best bathroom on the Block ever?

EP 24 recap: Is this the best Block bathroom ever?

EP 23 recap: ‘I’m so sorry” — Mark and Mitch patch things up with Scott


EP 22 recap: What made Scott Cam storm off?

EP 21 recap: Homophobia row rocks The Block


EP 19/ 20 recap: ‘you just told me my baby is ugly’

EP 18 recap: Tess’ expletive-filled tirade after tradie sacking

EP 17 recap: Loo controversy sinks two teams

EP 15/16 recap: What made Mitch snap?

EP 14 recap: Jesse and Keith’s blow up

EP 13 recap: Judges slam Mark and Mitch

EP 11/12: Big move may blow up friendship

EP 10 recap: Why Scott Cam locked a contestant in car

EP 9 recap: How Jesse insulted Shaynna

EP 7/8: ‘Don’t be nice to them’. Luke’s plaster disaster

EP 6: Cheating allegations raised

EP 5: ‘Like a tomb’: Block’s bathroom disaster

EP 3 & 4: What’s got Scotty Cam so mad?

EP 2 recap: Tears and fights start early

EP 1 recap: Most shocking thing about this year’s Block

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