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AIRDATE: Matt and Kim to the Rescue

ProgrammingKevin Perry

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Former stars of The Block, Matt and Kim are returning to Nine with a new renovation special: Matt and Kim to the Rescue next Wednesday, November 16, at 7.30pm on Channel Nine.

In a one-hour special hosted by Lisa Wilkinson from TODAY, a community will unite to embark on Matt and Kim’s most ambitious renovation to date. It’s a story of generosity, love and commitment by an amazing team of volunteers.

And this time the stars will dig in to lend a big hand.

Shane Crawford from The AFL Footy Show, cricket legend Adam Gilchrist and Mark LeCras from the West Coast Eagles will join Matt and Kim and their army of tradies, businesses and local heroes to deliver an incredible full home makeover in just four days. It’s a renovation full of surprises which will dramatically change the lives of the HoyPoy family in Western Australia.

Sallie HoyPoy, a young mother of four girls, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite intensive treatment including a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation, the cancer has spread to her bones and is at stage 4.

Just before Christmas last year, her 15-year-old daughter Zoe was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer which has spread to her ovaries and colon.

The HoyPoys’ dated and dark 1970s home has taken a back seat to the family’s health concerns, and whilst husband Ryan has done his best to maintain the home, it’s definitely in need of some serious love to accommodate their growing family: Brianna (13), Lacey (9), Imogen (7) and Zoe.

Matt said: “The story of the HoyPoys is simply heartbreaking. But through all of their pain is an amazing family unit that Australia will fall in love with. Strong, athletic, positive and ultimately resilient.
“We are honoured to help the HoyPoy family, but we couldn’t have done this without the amazing generosity of the community. Thank you to all involved. The end result is just breathtaking.”