The 2016 auction finale of The Block has delivered another impressive result for all contestants.
All five couples walk away winners on The Block taking home nearly $3 million.
Contestant’s profits tonight totalled $2,935,000 taking the show’s total prizemoney to $17,575,501 across a record 12 seasons on Australian screens.
High school sweethearts Karlie and Will were top of The Block when they pocketed a whopping $715,000 over reserve, selling for $2,600,000. That was enough to secure them the grand prize of $100,000 taking them to $815,000, enough to cover their upcoming wedding and honeymoon…and then some.
Second place went to Melbourne style queens Julia and Sasha. In a theatrical auction, their apartment sold for just $10,000 less than their downstairs neighbours at $2,590,000. The jubilant duo with their glamorous Hollywood regency inspired home, were still thrilled with the result and netted $660,000 over their reserve price of $1,930,000.
Good news doesn’t stop there. The “golden oldies”, Dan and Carleen in the third auction of the night took home a profit of $525,000 when their apartment sold for $2,490,000.
Newcastle’s husband and wife team Kim and Chris were up next and despite a drawn out auction, achieved a massive success with their apartment reaching $2,305,000 – $425,00 profit to take home to their two young children. (They now plan to buy a caravan).
In the final auction of the night Andy and Ben – the two much-loved school teachers ‘who didn’t have a clue’ from Geelong netted a profit of $510,000 when an underbidder from a previous auction bought their apartment for $2,250,000. (They will now be able to tow Andy’s clapped-out car from the front of the building).
Scott Cam, Shelley Craft and the gang will be back to challenge a fresh batch of Blockheads when it returns for its 13th series in 2017.
Producers Cavalier Television promise that it will be bigger and better than ever (as they do).
PREVIOUS BLOCK WINNERS
2003 - BONDI – Adam & Fiona - $256,000
2004 - MANLY – Jamie & Andrew - $178,000
2010 - VAUCLUSE – John & Neisha - $305,000
2011 - RICHMOND – Polly & Waz - $115,000
2012 - SOUTH MELBOURNE – Brad & Lara - $606,000
2013 - ALL STARS (BONDI) – Phil & Amity - $395,000
2013 - SKY HIGH (SOUTH MELBOURNE) – Alisa & Lysandra - $395,000
2014 - FANS v FAVES (ALBERT PARK) – Steve & Chantelle - $736,000
2014 - GLASSHOUSE (PRAHRAN) – Shannon & Simon - $435,000
2015 - TRIPLE THREAT (SOUTH YARRA) – Darren & Deanne - $935,000
2015 – THE BLOCKTAGON (SOUTH YARRA) – Dean & Shay - $755,00