The Block calling for new contestants

By David Knox on July 2, 2013 / Filed Under News 7

2013-07-01_2333Not about to be outdone by Seven’s House Rules renewal, Nine is also calling for contestants for a 2014 season of The Block.

“We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, hardworking teams of two to participate in Australia’s favourite renovation challenge,” says a casting website.

Couples must be aged between 18-65 and be available for a 10 week shoot from November to January.

Successful participants will not be able to continue normal employment during the filming period but will receive” a nominal weekly fee to cover basic living costs and expenses.”

First round couples will also be reduced to final participants in the first week of filming.

Closing date for entries is midnight Sunday August 18.

You can apply here.

Nine is yet to formally announce a new series including its location.


  1. frankly July 3, 2013 at 5:29 pm -

    Hmm – 9 is still here and still bringing big shows like Voice

  2. kb512 July 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm -

    If channel 9 has more money than seven then why was it on the verge of bankruptcy.
    HR will do to the Block what MKR did to MC

  3. frankly July 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm -

    MTV style show is looking for a viewer winning show. No worries regarding House Rules, even when the ratings are low, there is still room to toss in some more ads to pay off the expenses. May I suggest to call the next season of TB ‘date my moms block’ or ‘the most boring ad show’

  4. poida July 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm -

    Scotty’s voice over last night mentioned the next series being bigger with more surprises (the usual blurb), so I guess that’s as official as it gets in the wake of House Rules announcing a second series.

    I would have thought a return to more simple times (as in series 2) with a fixed budget and no challenges (how lame were the monkey and go-cart ones?) would keep their ratings from sliding next year.

    And I predict House Rules to gain masses of product placement in 2014. I suspect there was little this year because it was an untested show and nobody wanted to be involved in Renovators 2.0

  5. Secret Squirrel July 2, 2013 at 11:49 am -

    They forgot “must be white and annoying”.

  6. deedeedragons July 2, 2013 at 10:46 am -

    18-65? LOL. Yeah right. Try 40 at the most, white and straight.

  7. frankly July 2, 2013 at 7:55 am -

    The Block had a bunch of viewers. Regarding ads’ placement, nine earns more money than seven

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