Fomer VFL player Dan Foley represents WA in The New Block, Port Melbourne series

Fomer VFL player Dan Foley represents WA in The New Block, Port Melbourne series
Fomer VFL player Dan Foley represents WA in The New Block, Port Melbourne series

The New Block starts Sunday, and we take a look at the new five contestants attempt to renovate a heritage Art Deco factory in Port Melbourne.

The first contestants are couple Julia and Sasha from Melbourne.

"We love renovating and we love The Block," Julia said.

"It's not so much about making the most money it's about creating something really really beautiful."

Julia is a property stylist and said the two have renovated very close by before and they claim to know what the buyers want.

High school sweethearts Will and Karlie from Queensland are the next couple.

Will, a self-confessed sport enthusiast, is more competitive than Karlie, who is more laid back.

The couple bought their first house a few months ago and have only just started renovating, painting a couple of rooms.

"Every night we'll go to bed happy whatever' said," Will said.

Former Richmond and west Perth VFL player Dan Foley and his wife Carleen represent WA in the competition.

Dan, 55, and Carleen, 52, are the oldest couple to tackle the show.

Dan said that they will show the baby boomers have still got it and you can always keep up with the youngsters.

"The design style will be in keeping with the building but with a twist."

Photo of Dan and Carleen courtesy of Channel Nine

Fomer VFL player Dan Foley represents WA in The New Block, Port Melbourne series

Best mates from Geelong Andy and Ben will battle with Julia and Sasha as Victoria's two sets of contestants

The two primary school teachers, who describe their relationship as "heterosexual soulmates", are fitness-focused and will bring energy to the competition.

Their sporty-nature led them to decide who took which role on the show.

"We played a game of ping-pong to decide who would be the shopper and who would stay at The Block with the builders."

Ben won and chose to stay at The Block with the builders, leaving Andy to be the shopper.

Policeman Chris and school teacher Kim from Newcastle represent New South Wales.

"We love winning, we want to win," said Chris.

The couple said their two kids have had them in training for The Block.

"Our sleep deprivation is just how we live our life."

Kim suggests the pair are a modern contemporary design style, liking everything open, sophisticated and high end.

 

 

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