The Block (season 18)

Season of television series
The Block
Season 18
Blue background with yellow lettering
Country of originAustralia
Release
Original networkNine Network
Original release7 August 2022 (2022-08-07)
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The eighteenth season of Australian reality television series The Block, titled The Block: Tree Change, premiered on 7 August 2022 on the Nine Network.[1] Hosts Scott Cam and Shelley Craft, site foremen Keith Schleiger and Dan Reilly, and judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and Darren Palmer, all returned from the previous season.

Production

Applications for the eighteenth season of the series opened in September 2021 until 18 October 2021, looking for couples aged between 18 and 65 years old being sought by casting agents.[2] Filming is expected to be a 10–12 week shoot period from late February 2022.[3] In September 2021, the eighteenth season of The Block was officially confirmed at Nine’s 2022 upfronts, and for the first time the series will be heading to a regional location, the Macedon Ranges, where the contestants will be transforming country houses.[4][5]

The Block in 2022 is located on McGeorge Road, in Gisborne, Victoria.[6]

In early April 2022, the day filming was scheduled to commence it was confirmed by sources that a contestant had tested positive to COVID-19. Filming was delayed by a week with filming commencing mid-April.

Contestants

This is the ninth season of The Block to have five couples instead of the traditional four couples.[7]

House Couple Age Location Relationship Occupations
1 Tom Calleja & Sarah-Jane Wilson 34 & 30 Gladstone Park, VIC Married with a child Plumber & Social Worker
2 Rachel & Ryan Carr Both 36 Oyster Bay, NSW Partners with children Makeup Artist & Plumber
3 Ankur Dogra & Sharon Johal 41 & 35 Melbourne, VIC Partners Accountant & Actress
4 Dylan Adams & Jenny Heath 28 & 25 Palm Beach, QLD Engaged Builder & Apprentice Chippy
5 Omar Slaimankhel & Ozman ‘Oz’ Abu Malik Both 30 Western Sydney, NSW Best Mates Former NRL player & Building Maintenance Manager

Team controversy

Originally in the first 48 hours of the series, there was another team, Joel Patfull & Elle Ferguson, however they left the series abruptly in the first night without notice as they found the series was not “on brand” for them, therefore the team were replaced by Rachel & Ryan. Elle posted on Instagram that reason they left was because of Joel's mother having a bad fall, but the real reason was exposed on the show. Joel and Elle were portrayed as runaways and troublemakers who put in no effort on the show, and they were generally disliked by the public.

Score history

Teams' progress summarised through the competition
Teams
Tom & Sarah-Jane Rachel & Ryan Ankur & Sharon Dylan & Jenny Omar & Oz
Rooms Scores
Main Bathroom 25½ 23½ 20½ 25½ 26
Guest Bedroom 23½ 24½ 27 26½ 23½
Master Ensuite 26 23½ 27 23½ 27½
Master Bedroom & Walk-in-Robe 28½ 27½ 28 25½ 22½
Guest Bedroom & Bathroom 30 26 22 24½ 29
Kitchen 30 24 24½ 28½ 28½
Living & Dining Room 25½ 29½ 19 22½ 25½
Hallway, Laundry & Breezway 26½ 25 23 27 20½
Guest Bedroom
Guest Bedroom & Re-do room
Super Power Leader Board 215½ 203½ 191 203 203

Weekly Room Budget

Week Room(s) Budget Costs
Tom & Sarah-Jane Rachel & Ryan Ankur & Sharon Dylan & Jenny Omar & Oz
1 House Decider $5,000 $4,892 $4,247 $4,640 $4,907 $4,660
Main Bathroom $22,000 $22,722 $33,211 $29,693 $28,003 $20,599
2 Guest Bedroom $19,000 $8,854 $14,926 $13,403 $12,145 $10,681
3 Master Ensuite $22,000 $19,057 $27,165 $32,916 $24,350 $25,873
4 Master Bedroom & Walk-in-Robe $21,000 $21,992 $21,235 $37,213 $30,358 $20,048
5 Guest Bedroom & Bathroom $30,000 $26,613 $30,124 $36,855 $26,459 $38,319
6 Kitchen $21,000 $31,956 $20,358 $25,362 $24,322 $30,492
7 Living & Dining Room $23,000 $61,844 $37,898 $60,459 $36,614 $55,611
8 Hallway, Laundry & Breezway $25,000 $56,804 $53,519 $60,014 $36,279 $73,814
9 Guest Bedroom $15,000
10 Guest Bedroom & Re-do room $
Total costs $254,734 $242,683 $300,555 $223,437 $280,097
Total budget and cash prizes $203,000 $258,000 $223,000 $213,000 $213,000 $223,000
Overspend -$3,266 $19,683 $87,555 $10,437 $57,097

Weekly Room Prize

Week Room Winning Team Prize
1 Main Bathroom Omar & Oz $10,000, a $250,000 kitchen upgrade & a mature to plant in their garden
2 Guest Bedroom Ankur & Sharon $10,000 & a mature tree to plant in their garden
3 Master Ensuite Omar & Oz $10,000 and a mature tree to plant in their garden
4 Master Bedroom & Walk-in-Robe Tom & Sarah-Jane $10,000, an extra $5,000 for scoring a 10, a walk-in wine cellar and a mature tree to plant in their garden
5 Guest Bedroom & Bathroom $10,000, an extra $5,000 for scoring a 10 and a mature tree to plant in their garden
6 Kitchen $10,000, an extra $15,000 for scoring three 10’s and a mature tree to plant in their garden
7 Living & Dining Room Rachel & Ryan $10,000, an extra $10,000 for scoring two 10’s and a mature tree to plant in their garden
8 Hallway, Laundry & Breezway Dylan & Jenny $10,000 and a mature tree to plant in their garden
9 Guest Bedroom
10 Guest Bedroom & Re-do room

Results

Judges' Scores

Colour key:
  Highest Score
  Lowest Score
Summary of Judges' Scores
Week Area(s) Scores Teams
Tom & Sarah-Jane Rachel & Ryan Ankur & Sharon Dylan & Jenny Omar & Oz
1 Main Bathroom Darren 9 9
Shaynna 8 8
Neale 7 8 9
Total 25½ 23½ 20½ 25½ 26
2 Guest Bedroom Darren 8 9 9 8
Shaynna 8 9
Neale 8 8 8
Total 23½ 24½ 27[8] 26½ 23½
3 Master Ensuite Darren 9 9 9 8 9
Shaynna 9
Neale 7 8
Total 26 23½ 27 23½ 27½
4 Master Bedroom & Walk-in-Robe Darren 9 9
Shaynna 9
Neale 10 9
Total 28½ 27½ 28 25½ 22½
5 Guest Bedroom & Bathroom Darren 9
Shaynna 8
Neale 10 7 8 10
Total 30[9] 26 22 24½ 29[10]
6 Kitchen Darren 10 8 8
Shaynna 10 8 8
Neale 10 8
Total 30 24 24½ 28½ 28½
7 Living & Dining Room Darren 6
Shaynna 8 10 6 7
Neale 9 10 7
Total 25½ 29½ 19 22 25½[11]
8 Hallway, Laundry & Breezway Darren 8
Shaynna 9 7 9
Neale 9 8 8
Total 26½ 25 23 27 20½
9 Guest Bedroom Darren
Shaynna
Neale
Total
10 Guest Bedroom & Re-do room Darren
Shaynna
Neale
Total

Challenge scores

Summary of challenge scores
Week Challenge Reward Teams
Challenge Description Tom & Sarah-Jane Rachel & Ryan Ankur & Sharon Dylan & Jenny Omar & Oz
1 House decider Makeover a bedroom in 48 hours with a budget of $5,000 First choice of the houses 1st
(House 1)
N/A
(House 2)
3rd
(House 3)
2nd
(House 4)
5th
(House 5)
2 Nosey Neighbour challenge A quiz on country housing $5,000 and 1 bonus point - - 1st - -
3 Letterbox challenge $500 to build the best postbox that will be installed at the front of their houses. $10,000 & a night away 1st - - - -
4 Grape Escape Challenge Stage 1: Grape Crushing
Stage 2: Wine Blending
Stage 3: Label Design
Prize 1:
$10,000
Prize 2 & 3: $50,000 of Wine Prize
Prize 1 Prize 3 Prize 2 - -
5 Topiary Challenge Clipping a shrub into a shape $10,000 and 1 bonus point 1st - - - -
6 Antique Evaulation Challenge $100 to buy an antique item for their kitchen and reevaluate it for the highest price $12,000 fireplace from Schots plus $1,000 Copper Jug
Bought for: $35
revaluation: $85
Collectible Spoons
Bought for: $90
revaluation: $90
Mirror
Bought for: $100
revaluation: $250
Teapot
Bought for: $50
revaluation: $80
Gold-plated Tea Cup
Bought for: $30
revaluation: $70
6 & 7 Team Challenge The Blockheads have the task of renovating Tim and Tyler's house over two weeks $10,000 winners
8 Driving Challenge Each contestant will have to back their trailer from the first checkpoint into the second, then drive to the third checkpoint and reverse the whole way back The team combined who has the fastest score get $10,000 - - - - fastest combined time
9 Sculpture Challenge Make a sculpture out of clay incorporating some automotive design aspects A fully loaded blue Ford Everest worth $80,000 Can you handle it The Side Window The Vase The Console The Headlight

Auction

Rank Couple Reserve Auction Result Profit Total Winnings Auction Order
Tom & Sarah-Jane
Ryan & Rachel
Ankur & Sharon
Dylan & Jenny
Omar & Oz

Ratings

The Block 2022 metropolitan viewership and nightly position
Colour key:
  – Highest rating during the series
  – Lowest rating during the series
Week Episode Original airdate Timeslot Viewers
(millions)[a]
Nightly rank Source
1 1 "Welcome to The Block/House Decider" 7 August 2022 Sunday 7:00pm 0.867 2 [12]
2 "Main Bathrooms Begin" 8 August 2022 Monday 7:30pm 0.835 5 [13]
3 "Main Bathrooms Continue" 9 August 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm 0.775 5 [14]
4 "Bathroom Pressure" 10 August 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm 0.749 5 [15]
2 5 "Main Bathrooms Revealed" 14 August 2022 Sunday 7:00pm 0.984 1 [16]
6 "Guest Bedrooms Begin" 15 August 2022 Monday 7:30pm 0.805 5 [17]
7 "Nosey Neighbour Challenge" 16 August 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm 0.749 5 [18]
8 "Guest Bedrooms Continue" 17 August 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm 0.757 5 [19]
3 9 "Guest Bedrooms Revealed" 21 August 2022 Sunday 7:00pm 0.911 2 [20]
10 "Master Ensuites Begin" 22 August 2022 Monday 7:30pm 0.744 5 [21]
11 "Letterbox Challenge" 23 August 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm 0.723 5 [22]
12 "Master Ensuites Continue" 24 August 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm 0.665 6 [23]
4 13 "Master Ensuites Revealed" 28 August 2022 Sunday 7:00pm 0.981 1 [24]
14 "Master Bedrooms & WIRs Begin" 29 August 2022 Monday 7:30pm 0.789 5 [25]
15 "Wine Making Challenge" 30 August 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm 0.777 5 [26]
16 "Master Bedrooms & WIRs Continue" 31 August 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm 0.744 5 [27]
5 17 "Master Bedroom & WIRs Revealed" 4 September 2022 Sunday 7:00pm 0.922 1 [28]
18 "Guest Bedroom & Bathrooms Begin" 5 September 2022 Monday 7:30pm 0.740 5 [29]
19 "Topiary Challenge" 6 September 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm 0.708 5 [30]
20 "Guest Bedroom & Bathrooms Continue" 7 September 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm 0.796 3 [31]
6 21 "Guest Bedroom & Bathrooms Revealed" 11 September 2022 Sunday 7:00pm 0.983 2 [32]
22 "Kitchens Begin & Special Challenge" 12 September 2022 Monday 7:30pm 0.719 5 [33]
23 "Houses Shut Down" 13 September 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm 0.715 5 [34]
24 "Kitchens Continue" 14 September 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm 0.772 4 [35]
7 25 "Kitchens Revealed" 18 September 2022 Sunday 7:00pm 0.948 2 [36]
26 "Living & Dining Begins" 20 September 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm 0.706 5 [37]
27 "Special Challenge Ends" 21 September 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm 0.685 5 [38]
28 "Living & Dining Continues" 22 September 2022 Thursday 7:30pm 0.638 5 [39]
8 29 "Living & Dining Revealed" 25 September 2022 Sunday 7:00pm 1.040 1 [40]
30 "Hallway, Laundry & Breezway Begins" 26 September 2022 Monday 7:30pm 0.773 5 [41]
31 "Driving Challenge" 27 September 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm 0.752 5 [42]
32 "Hallway, Laundry & Breezway Continues" 28 September 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm 0.703 5 [43]
9 33 "Hallway, Laundry & Breezway Revealed" 3 October 2022 Monday 7:30pm 0.884 3 [44]
34 "Guest Bedroom Begins" 4 October 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm 0.747 5 [45]
35 "Guest Bedroom Continues" 5 October 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm 0.750 5 [46]
36 "Sculpture Challenge" 6 October 2022 Thursday 7:30pm 0.670 5 [47]
10 37 "Guest Bedroom Reveal" 9 October 2022 Sunday 7:00pm
38 "Guest Bedroom & Re-do room Begins" 10 October 2022 Monday 7:30pm
39 "Guest Bedroom & Re-do room Continues" 11 October 2022 Tuesday 7:30pm
40 "Guest Bedroom & Re-do room" 12 October 2022 Wednesday 7:30pm
11 41 "Guest Bedroom & Re-do room Reveal" 16 October 2022 Sunday 7:00pm

Notes

  1. ^ Ratings data is from OzTAM and represents the live and same day average viewership from the 5 largest Australian metropolitan centres (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide).

References

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  9. ^ The original score of Tom & Sarah-Jane Guest Bedroom & Bathroom was 29, but they used a bonus point they won in the “Topiary Challenge”. Their score was changed to 30..
  10. ^ Although they did not win, Omar and Oz still received $5,000 as they received a 10 from Neale..
  11. ^ The original score of Omar and Oz was 28½,They received a minus three points as a penalty as they broke a block rule of 50% discount of the original price for the piano. Their score was changed to 25½..
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