Josh & Elyse win The Block 2017, as Dave Hughes snaps up house.

Carpenter Josh Barker and model Elyse Knowles have won The Block 2017 after a record sale of $3.067m to comedian Dave Hughes.

The couple profited $447,000, taking the additional $100,000 prize for a total winnings of $547,000.

But the night was not without high drama after Ronnie and Georgia’s house was passed in at auction before subsequent negotiations netted a sale thereafter.

Jason & Sarah’s house also topped the $3m mark, but their $387,000 profit was not enough for a win.

The Block auction is never short on high drama. Other couples were some distance behind, as ‘low’ as $95,000 for Clint & Sarah, who remain upbeat about their sale.

Elyse & Josh
46A Regent Street, Elsternwick
Reserve: $2.620m
Sale: $3.067m
Profit: $447,000
Prize: $547,000

Jason & Sarah
46E Regent Street, Elsternwick
Reserve: $2.620m
Sale: $3.007m
Profit: $387,000

Ronnie & Georgia
46C Regent Street, Elsternwick
Reserve: $2.620m
Sale: $2.781m
Profit: $161,000

Sticks & Wombat
46B Regent Street, Elsternwick
Reserve: $2.520m
Sale: $2.650m
Profit: $130,000

Clint & Hannah
46D Regent Street, Elsternwick
Reserve: $2.520m
Sale: $2.615m
Profit: $95,000

Total prize money across 13 seasons now take The Block to a whopping $18,895,501.

2003 – Bondi – Adam & Fiona, $256,000
2004 – Manly – Jamie & Andrew, $178,000
2010 – Vaucluse – John & Neisha, $305,000
2011 – Richmond – Polly & Waz, $115,000
2012 – South Melbourne – Brad & Lara, $606,000
2013 – All Stars (Bondi) – Phil & Amity, $395,000
2013 – Sky High (South Melbourne) – Alisa & Lysandra, $395,000
2014 – Fans V Faves (Albert Park) – Steve & Chantelle, $736,000
2014 – Glasshouse (Prahran) – Shannon & Simon, $435,000
2015 – Triple Threat (South Yarra) – Darren & Deanne, $935,000
2015 – The Blocktagon (South Yarra) – Dean & Shay, $755,000
2016 – The Block 2016 (Port Melbourne) – Will & Karlie, $815,000
2017 – The Block 2017 (Elsternwick) –Josh & Elsye, $547,000

Production on Season 14 at The Gatwick in St. Kilda is expected to begin in January.


  1. why am i thinking something fishy , so now the next one please baby jebus let there not be a next one , if there is just hook up with a celeb to buy the house

    • For sure. R&G chose to change houses because of the monetary value of that safe.
      Bet they’re kicking themselves now ! Clearly the two outside houses were the two the buyers wanted and they would have made a lot more if they had stayed put.
      Still surprised their house didn’t sell for more – I thought it would be a lot closer between them and Josh and Elyse. As unlikeable as they appeared, they deserved a better result as they were the hardest workers on The Block and overall their house was very stylish. Also they had to put up with a lot of sh*t from the other contestants.

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