Auditions: The Block
The Block at The Gatwick is set to begin filming in mid January.
The Block recently announced casting for its 2018 season, which has previously been confirmed as The Gatwick hotel in St. Kilda.
Couples must be aged between 18-65, available for a 10-12 week shoot period from mid January until April 2018.
Previous home renovation experience is an asset, but not required from both partners. Successful participants are paid a nominal weekly fee during filming to cover basic living costs and expenses.
Producer Julian Cress has today told News Corp what it takes to be cast: persistence.
“People shouldn’t feel disheartened if they don’t make it on the show first time,” Cress says. “So many couples have tried a number of times before they made it.”
30 short-listed teams are flown to The Block headquarters in Melbourne and given the challenge of styling a room in 30 minutes.
“We get to see how they work as a team on camera — how quickly they make and execute decisions — by giving them a choice of 200 items they can put in a room,” Cress says.