Polly & Waz have won The Block 2011.
Their property sold for $855,000 which was $15,000 above their reserve price of $840,000
They win $100,000 for making the most above their profit.
But the evening, filmed last night at Fitzroy Town Hall, was a night of high drama with a staggering 3 of 4 properties passed in at auction.
It was full of drama with cheers, tears, a proposal and a man in a hot pink suit.
Directly before their auction Josh proposed to Jenna in a moment of surprise emotion. With her family watching on via the auction monitor, Jenna said ‘Yes.’
Josh and Jenna: Passed in at $901,000
37 Cameron Street
Polly & Waz: Sold for $855,000
39 Cameron Street
Katrina & Amie: Passed in at $822,000
41 Cameron Street
Rod and Tania: Passed in at $832,000
43 Cameron Street
Rod and Tania also won a car following an online vote from viewers.
The couples had all elected where the order of the auction, with Rod and Tania nominating the final place. Josh and Jenna opted for first.
The outcome will be much as a disappointment to viewers as it was to the couples. After such high ratings it ended as an anti-climax, and contrasts to previous seasons where couples have walked away with sums up to six figures.
Amie summed it up best by saying, “A waste of time, really, isn’t it….?”
Being passed in at auction was not new to The Block. Last year a Vaucluse apartment was also passed in, but sold privately several days later.
Nine’s high profile night of television also included promos for The Farmer Wants a Wife, The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and The Joy of Sets.
UPDATED: Soon after the final auction Katrina and Amie’s estate agent Glen Coutinho, from Hocking Stuart, announced that they had negotiated the sale of their home for $860,000.