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Friday, 12 December, 2014

TV3 LAUNCHES CONTESTANT SEARCH FOR THE BLOCK NZ 2015

MediaWorks has announced the search for next year’s Alex and Corban, Maree and James, Quinn and Ben, and Jo and Damo has begun - the casting call for series four of The Block NZ is open!

Producers are looking for teams of DIY enthusiasts – friends, family members or partners from anywhere in New Zealand who are over 18-years-old. Entrants may have previous home renovation experience, but specialists in residential building, painters and professional interior designers are not eligible to enter.

Sue Woodfield, TV3’s Head of Commissioning and External Production says the producers are looking for energetic people with a sense of humour and design flair.

“We’ve had such a range of people and levels of experience over the years, from DIY rookies to those with a few more skills in the tool belt. So if you’ve ever watched The Block NZ and thought you could do better, here’s your chance. What are you waiting for? We’d love to see your application.”

The 2015 series of The Block NZ will again see teams compete to renovate homes – room-by-room, week-by-week, challenge-by-challenge – and sell them at auction for the highest price.

Once selected, the teams will literally live and breathe their DIY project for the duration of filming and will live on site. The renovated homes will go to a LIVE TV auction, with The Block NZ 2015 winner’s title and an additional cash prize going to the team whose property sells for the most over reserve.

In 2014, the series saw over 3 million viewers tune in, with the contestants becoming household names as they worked tirelessly to renovate and sell four upmarket houses in Point Chevalier, Auckland.

On auction night, Alex & Corban Walls were crowned winners of The Block NZ series three and walked away with a life-changing $307,000.

Series two in 2013 saw Alice and Caleb Pearson take home $261,000, and series one inaugural winners Libby and Ben Crawford took home $237,000 in 2012. Who will it be in 2015?

The Block NZ is produced by Eyeworks Television and series four will screen on TV3 in 2015.


HOW TO ENTER

• Simply fill out the online form at www.tv3.co.nz/theblock and tell us why you’ve got what it takes to be part of The Block NZ.
• Provide all the information you can and please remember to attach digital photographs of yourselves. Videos are welcomed too but are not compulsory and cannot be returned.
• The successful teams must be available for a twelve week shoot period from March 2015.


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