The Block 2018 contestants revealed

The Block 2018 contestants revealed
The Block 2018 contestants revealed

The contestant for the forthcoming 14th series of The Block have been revealed.

The five couples from across the country will be tasked with renovating St Kilda's iconic Gatwick Hotel.

The opening promo has been pitched to focus on its St Kilda beach proximity, not its Fitzroy Street grunge

The successful applicants have been hankering to tell the world of their selection through their social media platforms and local media outlets.

The local renovators are best friends, champion netballers Bianca Chatfield and Carla Dziwoki.

Bianca posted a picture to Instagram of the pair on the steps of the Gatwick Hotel.

The Block 2018 contestants revealed

There's a hint in the post they may not be the most experienced.

Along with the picture, Chatfield commented "anyone know how to build an apartment???"

Chatfield was a Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Dziwoki previously played for the Melbourne Vixens.

They'll no doubt be looking to replicate the success of last year's Melbourne-based couple Josh and Elyse, who won the show when their Elsternwick house renovation sold to comedian Dave Hughes for over $3 million.

The contestants snap shots:

NSW - Sara and Hayden

Sara and Hayden, newly wed parents, hail from the Shire and are set to bring their Bondi style and love of the beach to the show. 

QLD - Norm and Jess

Norm and Jess represent Queensland in this year's series. The couple will be hoping to utilise Norm's experience as a builder and maintenance man. Jess is the co-host of 91.9 Sea FM's breakfast show BarRat and Jess alongside Adam Barratt.

The Block 2018 contestants revealed

Norm has lent his hand to some renovations in their Maroochydore home.

Jess made Norm get Instagram before the show began.  

SA - Kerrie and Spence

Kerrie and Spence are the oldest contestants of this years show at 49 and 47 and have recently moved to Barossa Valley wine country. They have recent renovation experience 

WA - Hans and Courtney

Hans and Courtney are the WA represnetatives from Perth. They will no doubt be exercising their love of travel in the choice of design. Courtney is a flight attendant. 

The Blocks executive producer Julian Cress says this year a record 45,000 couples applied to be on the show – doubling the number who applied last year.

 

 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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