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RECAP: The Block delivers more big auction results in 2016 grand final

RecapKevin Perry

Will and Karlie
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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).

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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).


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