Australia fell in love with them when they took on The Block Sky High in 2013 and returned to The Block Triple Threat last year. Now, Perth’s Matt and Kim return with their own show – Matt and Kim to the Rescue.
Matt and Kim will team up with an army of tradies, businesses and local heroes to deliver an incredible full home makeover in just four days, which will change the lives of a deserving Aussie family. However, this time a renovation alone will not be enough to give the Nguyen-Le family hope for the future.
For over 10 years, Hung Nguyen-Le has been fighting for his life. Initially diagnosed with kidney cancer, he’s been on a rollercoaster ride in and out of treatment and remission. Unable to work, the family lost their business and are unable to pay their bills and mortgage each month. His diagnosis is now terminal.
Hung will leave behind his loving wife of 18 years, Tracey, and their three beautiful boys – Peter(15), Mathia (7) and Gerard (4). Not only will Tracey and their sons face a life without Hung, but also a bleak financial future with no solution in sight.
In this emotionally charged one-hour special, Matt and Kim to the Rescue will fulfil a father’s final wish for his family. It’s a story of generosity, love and commitment by an amazing team of volunteers. The renovation encounters every obstacle possible including torrential rain, but the results are breathtaking.
Matt said: “It was chaos the whole time, and the goals we set were ridiculous. There was asbestos in pretty much every room of the house, but the end result is just amazing.”
Matt and Kim’s final surprise for the family will give them new hope for the future, with a breathtaking gift never seen before on Australian television.
“It’s an absolute tear-jerker and one of the most amazing moments in my life,” Matt said.
Matt And Kim To The Rescue airs Thursday, January 21, At 7.30pm On Nine