Applications for The Block 2021 are open

Staff reporterAugust 29, 20200 min read

The Block has opened casting for 2021.

Couples must be aged between 18-65, energetic and with a sense of humour and available for a 10-12 week shoot period from late February, 2021.

Exact dates and its location are yet to be confirmed.

But first round couples will be reduced to final participants in the first week of filming.

The deadline is 27th September 2020. Contestants will not be able to work during the shoot period.

Previous home renovation experience is an asset, but not required from both partners.

Successful participants will be paid a nominal weekly fee during filming of The Block to cover basic living costs and expenses.

Out of a 45,000 entries, ten contestants were selected for The Block 2019.

It will be the 17th season with applications being taken here.

Filming of the current 16th season was interrupted by the pandemic.

The contestants left the site for their homes across Australia a month into production.

The contestants started production of the 2020 series in late February.

Harry (57) and Tash (32) — The first father and daughter renovation duo, an IT manager and a social media project manager from Melbourne.

Sarah (27) and George (33) — Teacher and electrician from Sydney.

Daniel (35) and Jade (34) — Farmer and hairdresser from Wandearah in South Australia.

Luke (35) and Jasmin (36) — Chippy and teacher from Perth.

Jimmy (33) and Tam (31) — Plumber and bar manager from Brisbane.

More than a third of the season had been shot.

Nine's production company spent $14.96 million on the 2,770 sqm site of the demolished former Andrina Private Nursing home just off Brighton's Golden Mile. 

It was bought from Nick Williams, son of horse trainer Lloyd Williams.

Williams had plans for 13 townhouses on the block.

The series' five houses are tipped to fetch $3.5 million plus.

Scott Cam and co-host Shelley Craft returned to the latest series, along with judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer, foreman Keith Schleiger and his right-hand man (and former Blockhead), Dan Reilly.






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