The Block NZ is back for its 10th season - and there are some familiar faces back to DIY for the win!
This year's season of The Block NZ is about Redemption. And four teams from previous seasons will aim to impress the judges, right those reno-wrongs, and pocket a decent profit with a rare second chance for success.
Meet the four teams on The Block NZ: Redemption for 2022:
Christchurch couple Quinn and Ben Alexandre (Season 3, 2014)
Viewers will remember the ‘bump’ in the road during Quinn and Ben Alexandre’s season, when Quinn fell pregnant and couldn’t stand the smell of paint - forcing Ben to take the reins. This didn’t quite win the judges over, nor the cash needed to compete on a level playing field. Though well-loved by viewers, they had a disastrous season, without a single room win. As Team Orange, Quinn and Ben are back to prove to the nation they have what it takes.
Wellington couple Stacy and Adam Middleton (Season 8, 2019)
These clever designers won the most room reveals ever on a Block NZ season, but sadly walked away with nothing on auction day. Since appearing on the show, the couple have gottend married, renovated two more homes, and Stacy has launched her own interior design company. But this competitive pair want redemption come auction day. Will Season 10 be their chance to re-shape history?
Auckland couple Maree and James Steele (Season 3, 2014)
Maree and James Steele started their journey on The Block NZ eight years ago as ‘reno rookies’ but backed their design skills, even with consistent scrutiny by the judges. While they left with a hefty profit, they felt they didn’t do the competition justice and weren’t competitive enough. Returning as Team Yellow, they’re back, playing for their pride and determined to show the judges they have the design flair needed to come out on top.
Auckland mates Chloe Hes and Ben Speedy (Season 7, 2018)
Two previous teams unite as Blue Team, with Chloe Hes and Ben Speedy joining forces in a quest to redeem themselves. Audiences will remember Chloe’s rollercoaster season, finishing fourth and walking away with only a small amount of cash. Her bestie Em couldn’t return for season 10, so Chloe has teamed up with her fun-loving ex-Block neighbour Ben, who managed to simultaneously flummox and impress the judges with his architectural vision. These two could be a design force to reckon with!
The Block NZ: Redemption is taking on the city fringes of Orewa, just 30 minutes drive from Auckland’s CBD. This year’s teams will be transforming four townhouses into four high spec family homes, perfect for modern family urban living.
The four teams will also be joined by returning host Mark Richardson, site foreman and Block NZ veteran, Peter ‘The Wolf’ Wolfkamp. And returning Block NZ judge Jason Bonham will be joined by previous Block NZ challenge host Shelley Ferguson.