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Last Chance to Enter TV3’s ‘The Block NZ’

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Friday 3 May, 2013


LAST CHANCE TO ENTER TV3’S ‘THE BLOCK NZ’


The search for this year’s Libby and Ben, Rachel and Tyson, Sarah and Rich, and Ginny and Rhys is coming to an end - the 2013 casting call for The Block NZ closes at 5pm, Monday 6 May.

The first season of TV3’s hit renovation-reality show turned the contestants into household names and saw winners Libby and Ben walk away with an amazing $237,000.

Producers have been overwhelmed by interest in season two, with more than double the number of entries they received in 2012. DIY enthusiasts have just three days left to sign up online as a ‘couple’ at www.tv3.co.nz/theblock. The ‘couple’ can be friends, siblings or partners but need to have had a close relationship for at least three years.

The 2013 edition of The Block NZ will again see four New Zealand couples compete to renovate four dilapidated houses in an upmarket suburb – room-by-room, week-by-week, challenge-by-challenge – and sell them at auction for the highest price. All four couples will receive profits from the sale of their house at the LIVE TV auction, and the winners will take home an additional cash prize of $80,000.

The producers are looking for energetic contestants from around New Zealand. The teams can be couples, family members, or friends, but all contestants must be over 18-years-old. Specialists in residential building and project management, painters and professional interior designers are excluded.

Once selected, the contestants will literally live and breathe their DIY project for the nine week shoot, living on site in The Block NZ houses. Once the four finalist couples have been selected, there are no further eliminations. The winning couple is simply decided by the toughest judge of all, the real estate market. All four renovated houses will go to a LIVE TV auction, with The Block NZ crown going to the couple whose property sells for the most over reserve.

The Block is one of the biggest reality formats in the world, with a compelling blend of real estate dreams and high-stakes drama that has made it a global phenomenon. Last year 1,099,400 New Zealanders tuned in during the two-hour finale which was broadcast LIVE on TV3. (5+ cume reach).

The Block NZ was voted ‘Best Reality Contest’ in TV Guide’s Best on the Box Awards and Julie Christie was named Best Director for the show last year at the Aotearoa Film and Television Awards.

The New Zealand series is produced by Eyeworks Television for TV3.

HOW TO ENTER

• Simply fill out the online form at www.tv3.co.nz/theblock and tell us if 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.
• You will be living in The Block NZ houses for the nine weeks and you will not be able to attend your usual place of work during this time. But a weekly allowance will be provided for you to take care of obligations ‘back home’.
• Applications close on 6 May, 2013.

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