WE’RE a few weeks into the current season of The Block, and tensions are already rising.
Earlier this week we saw veteran renovators Dan and Carleen fire up at particularly harsh judges’ comments, arguing back at Scott Cam as he delivered the bad news — and later being caught on mic dissing judge Shayna Blaze as a “bogan.”
In last night’s episode, couple Julia and Sasha — who’ve had a rocky start on the show, despite their previous renovation experience — engaged in a fiery stoush, with Julia calling her partner of four years a “f**king mole” as they argued over, of all things, a mirror.
Sasha could barely believe her ears: “Did you just call me a mole? Did you REALLY just call me a mole?” she asked, as Julia stormed off.
The pair came to the news.com.au studios this week for an in-depth chat about their time on the show — you can watch the full interview in the video above.
Julia admitted she wasn’t proud of the insult she hurled: “My bogan came out big time! We’re kinder in real life ...” she insisted.
Julia and Sasha: The toughest thing about being a Block contestant
Sasha reveals the pair had made a pledge to each other before filming began: They’d be on their best behaviour at all times, keeping any disagreements civil.
“That went out the window in the first 48 hours,” she laughs.
As Julia explains, neither of them were quite prepared for just how intense The Block experience would be.
“The noise, the weather — it’s constant. It’s really physical. It’s 100 times harder than it looks on television.”