The cast starring in Channel 9’s The Block: Tree Change has been revealed today, with five brand new couples each taking on the biggest challenge any Blockhead has ever seen.
The world’s biggest reality-renovation program will for the first time swap the city for the countryside by heading to Gisborne South in Victoria’s magnificent Macedon Ranges.
Handpicked from across the country, The Block: Tree Change has a stellar lineup of fresh-faced couples, most of whom are incredibly eager to tackle this year’s challenge.
The five couples who start the journey on day one are: football player Joel Patfull (37) and influencer Elle Ferguson (38), based in Bondi; Tom Calleja (34) and social worker Sarah-Jane Wilson (30) from Melbourne; actress and lawyer Sharon Johal (34) and accountant Ankur Dogra (41), also from Melbourne; tradies Dylan Adams (29) and Jenny Heath (25) from the Gold Coast; and former professional rugby player Omar Slaimankhel (30) and building maintenance man Osman (Oz) Said (30) from Western Sydney.
But the mammoth construction effort ahead proves too much for one couple, who drop their tools and walk out just three days into filming, rocking The Block to its foundations.
The five city-slicker teams must each build a 500-square metre homestead and complete some 700 square metres of landscaping – adding tennis courts, pools and even a winery, on 10 acres of prime Aussie heartland per couple.
And in his 16th series of hosting The Block, Scott Cam will for the first time be building his own house, and be joined by a new cast member: Frankie, his loveable tan kelpie.
“The original homestead is falling down, but we’ll work hard to bring it back to its former glory,” he said.
“This whole experience has been incredible, the results are amazing, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
Scott will once again be joined by his series co-host, Shelley Craft, judges Shaynna Blaze, Neale Whitaker and Darren Palmer, as well as The Block’s formidable foremen duo – Keith Schleiger and Dan Reilly.
The houses in Tree Change will all have sustainability and resilience in mind, each having a seven-star energy rating, a solar farm, geothermal heating, and a wastewater recycling system.
Premiering on Sunday, August 7, at 7 O’Block on Nine