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Big Ruckman ready to take on The Block as Nine puts out the casting call

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  Darren Jolly with wife Deanne and daughters Scarlett and Lily.   Image: News Limited

Darren Jolly with wife Deanne and daughters Scarlett and Lily.
Image: News Limited

With the next season of The Block expected to kick off in mid June, the Nine Network has already put out the casting call for the 2015 season.

As exclusively revealed by this website in April, Recently retired AFL star Darren Jolly will be a contestant in next months series. The former Sydney and Collingwood Ruckman has previously discussed his love of the show. It is understood Darren will participate in the series with his wife Deanne. The couple made headlines in 2010 when Darren changed football clubs mid-contract so his wife who was dealing with post-natal depression at the time could live in Melbourne.

This season of The Block will take place in High Street Prahran and involves the construction of six split-level atrium apartments above two restaurants in a converted office block location.

Want to be involved?

Think you've got what it takes to turn rooms with no walls into stunning spaces people would pay millions for?

Do your friends keep saying, "You guys would be great on The Block?”

Do you sit at home on your couch and think, "I could do better than that?”

If you've spent nights watching The Block thinking you could plaster a master bedroom like a pro or style a study that would blow the judges away, well here's your chance to prove it.

Applications for the 2015 season of The Block are now open and the team want to hear from you. 

The Block is looking for enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking teams of two to participate in Australia's biggest renovating challenge. So grab your mother, your brother, your partner or your best friend and apply online at