The Block Fans v Faves: Kyal Talks Tactics, Teams and Tantrums
Source: Channel Nine
It's fair to say that Kyal and Kara were the darlings of this season of The Block. The Central Coast couple, who have been married for six years, were the new kids on the block (geddit?) in Fans v Faves, going up against popular former contestants, friends Brad and Dale and twins Alisa and Lysandra, and fellow newbies Steve and Chantelle. Their lack of experience on the show didn't hold them back, though: hey scored a perfect 10 out of 10 from all three judges when they presented their bathroom in week four, and throughout the series took out five of the possible six challenge titles. On Monday, they won the final room reveal with their rooftop terrace, and the win has many speculating that the result will be replicated come auction day next week.
Winnings so far aside, we got to see a positive, calm and cool young couple navigating their way through a tough three months, and that's what seems to have impressed people the most. We chatted to Kyal this week, and he filled us in on what it's like watching the show play out, what they would change if they could, and what life is like after The Block. Keep reading for all the details!
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POPSUGAR Australia: Congratulations on how far you've come!
Kyal: Thanks so much.
PS: What kind of response have you had from the public so far?
Kyal: It's gone really well, we've had some amazing feedback on our apartment — all good stuff. There's always a negative bunch on Facebook and Twitter but we just don't really pay it too much attention. There are other people making really lovely comments and showing lots of support — it's really cutting deep looking at those comments because it's a bit more deserving than those coming from people who bag you because of the way you come across on telly, or something you might have said. . . It's just really ridiculous stuff.
PS: How has your relationship with Kara changed?
Kyal: Our relationship's great, if anything it's made us really see each other in a different light which is a positive thing, and we've learnt heaps more about each other. It's all pretty good, without getting too. . . Without getting out the tissue box!