Lee Elliott, the tradesman who stole Georgia Love‘s heart on The Bachelorette, is throwing himself back into the maw of Aussie reality TV, with Channnel Nine confirming that he’ll be appearing as a plumber on the new season of The Block.
Sadly, he and Georgia won’t be one of the main renovating couples in the competition – instead, Lee whose talents include wearing puffer jackets, sitting on bicycles and staring mysteriously into the middle-distance, will be featured as a plumber.
The long-suffering tradesmen, whose sole purpose is to help the contestants achieve their wildly unrealistic renovation goals on strict deadlines, are the unsung heroes of The Block. Given Lee’s pedigree as a Bachelorette suitor, we’re guaranteed a thirst-trappy montage or two.
The new season of The Block departs from the formula of the past few seasons, which have seen old commercial buildings remade as luxury apartments. This year, the teams are set to tackle “five massive family homes rescued from demolition and transported to Regent Street Elsternwick in south-east Melbourne.”
The contestants were unveiled last month and include:
Josh (28) and Elyse (24), dating for four years, from Melbourne, VIC
Hannah (31) and Clint (33), married for five years, from Townsville, QLD
Sticks (31) and Wombat (38), best mates for fifteen years, from South Coast, NSW
Ronnie (41) and Georgia (33), married for six years, from Perth, WA
Jason (46) and Sarah (45), married for eighteen years, from Melbourne, VIC
We’re already #TeamSticksAndWombat to be honest.
All the usual suspects are returning, including host Scott Cam, Shelly Craft, judges Neale Whittaker, Shaynna ‘WOW’ Blaze and Darren Palmer, foreman Keith Schleiger and his
partner in weird sexual tension right-hand man Dan Reilly.
The new season of The Block starts at 7.00pm tonight on Nine.