The Block: A Secret Wedding, Rigged Votes and That Beautiful Wooden Bath
Surprises on The Block are normally met with groans, tears or both — they're generally not a happy occurrence in a setting where things can and will go wrong. This week, though, it was us viewers who were surprised: Max and Karstan went and got themselves married! The happy-go-lucky young couple from Newcastle entered the show an engaged pair and will leave it as husband and wife after it was revealed yesterday that they got hitched during filming of the show a couple of months ago. The bride wore Jane Hill; the groom the biggest smile we've seen yet — host Scott Cam officiated and their Blockhead mates, Darren and Dee, Chris and Jenna, Michael and Carlene and Shannon and Simon made up majority of the guest list. The wedding episode will air this week, but in the meantime: let's look at the teams' work from the past week.
It was ensuite week, and it's fair to say most of the teams underestimated the amount of work that goes into creating a luxury spare bathroom. But while some pulled out all the stops and delivered a room fit for a multimillion-dollar apartment, others faltered slightly — ever so slightly. Chris and Jenna, who are so relentlessly glass-half-full that it breaks your heart, landed in last place again, after they ran out of time and left off the finishing touches they needed. On the other end of the spectrum, Shannon and Simon's showstopping wooden bath lent such wow factor to their room that it was almost a given they'd win; their perfect execution and pared-back styling secured their spot at the top of the scoring board.
All hope wasn't lost for Chris and Jenna though — a little bit of rigging on their part, and some from the others, saw them walk away with the teams' vote prize of $5000, meaning they have just enough money to get through the next renovations. Scroll through to see all the pictures from ensuite week!