Orange go off their blocks at Gizzy Hard

Amy and Stu stars of "most explosive eipisode in Block history"

Amy and Stu stars of "most explosive eipisode in Block history"

Amy Moore and Stu Watts on The Block.

THROWN, spat and dropped . . . Agni’s toys, Agni’s dummy and Agni’s bottom lip.

Producers got what they wanted for episode six of The Block NZ on TV3 last night and in the middle of this maelstrom was “Gizzy Hard” couple Amy Moore and Stu Watts.

In what show host Mark Richardson gushed as “the most explosive episode in Block history”, Team Yellow’s Stu and Amy and Team Orange’s Agni (or Agony as the series has progressed) and Claire crossed each other off their Christmas card lists as niceties degenerated into nasties.

The Block NZ is a reality TV show in which four teams move into townhouses on a block — in this case Auckland’s Hobsonville Point — and do up their respective house in a bid to win $100,000 or whatever they make over the reserve when the house is sold at auction.

Stu and Amy won the first room reveal — the guest bedroom — and on top of $5000, they also got the right to decide if they wanted to take over another house.

They did, claiming Agni and Claire’s No.4 house on the more desirable corner of the block.

Last night’s episode also revealed a “game-changing advantage” locked in a safe Stu and Amy won earlier in the series. It was a choice — steal an opponent’s house or $5000 from one of the other team’s budget. They chose the latter and took the dosh from Blue Team’s Ben and Matt.

All teams came together to learn what would be their next room do-up — the family bathroom.

While teams Blue and Purple dived straight in, Yellow and Orange had the job of swapping houses — and that’s when it turned ugly, quickly.

Stu and Amy arrived at their new pad to a house-warming gift in the form of a large pile of rubbish, despite teams being required to clean up as they go.

“What a pig sty,” said Stu.

The series so far has portrayed “Agony” to be “the wheeler and dealer”, with an aversion to elbow grease. Allusions to this by Amy, in particular — eg: “Come on bro, Claire can’t do everything” — struck a nerve.

“She has an idea he does nothing and I do everything,” said Claire.

Err, Claire, so does everyone else.

“It is what it is,” Amy said. “We’re moving . . . and we’ve left our house nice for them. Pick some s..t up!”

Agony got precious.

“Do you dispute that I work just as hard as Claire?” he accused Amy.

“I don’t think you work as hard as Claire,” she replied.

“Neither do I,” said Stu.

Agony stormed off for some “time out”.

“Maybe I said too much,” Amy said.

The situation worsened when Stu and Amy removed the shelving from their old house — an ethically borderline move within the rules of The Block — while Agony and Claire were out.

“That is bulls..t,” ranted Agony when he returned, and another confrontation ensued, during which Claire said “like” more times than at a teenage girls’ sleepover, Amy referred to Agony as “such a @%^& baby” and Agony warned “there’s no coming back from here”.

There is. Act like adults, not eight-year-olds in the playground, shake hands, have a beer and move on.

The TV audience got some relief from this dispute overkill with the latest Block challenge, in which teams had to produce a mosaic table top in an hour.

Agony and Claire won with what guest judge and contemporary artist Sam Leach described as an “amazing” concept and use of colour, and collected $2500 in tiles and $2500 in tile labour.

Amy and Stu were fourth with their vintage piece Leach said was “a bit nana rustic for me”.

With palpable tension still shrouding Yellow and Orange, Stu did have some empathy towards their rivals.

“We have given them a bit of stick. If someone gave me a bit of stick, I’d probably start giving it back as well.

“It’s pretty ridiculous, really. We’re only into the second week and it’s all just turned into fireworks.”

The Block continues tonight.

THROWN, spat and dropped . . . Agni’s toys, Agni’s dummy and Agni’s bottom lip.

Producers got what they wanted for episode six of The Block NZ on TV3 last night and in the middle of this maelstrom was “Gizzy Hard” couple Amy Moore and Stu Watts.

In what show host Mark Richardson gushed as “the most explosive episode in Block history”, Team Yellow’s Stu and Amy and Team Orange’s Agni (or Agony as the series has progressed) and Claire crossed each other off their Christmas card lists as niceties degenerated into nasties.

The Block NZ is a reality TV show in which four teams move into townhouses on a block — in this case Auckland’s Hobsonville Point — and do up their respective house in a bid to win $100,000 or whatever they make over the reserve when the house is sold at auction.

Stu and Amy won the first room reveal — the guest bedroom — and on top of $5000, they also got the right to decide if they wanted to take over another house.

They did, claiming Agni and Claire’s No.4 house on the more desirable corner of the block.

Last night’s episode also revealed a “game-changing advantage” locked in a safe Stu and Amy won earlier in the series. It was a choice — steal an opponent’s house or $5000 from one of the other team’s budget. They chose the latter and took the dosh from Blue Team’s Ben and Matt.

All teams came together to learn what would be their next room do-up — the family bathroom.

While teams Blue and Purple dived straight in, Yellow and Orange had the job of swapping houses — and that’s when it turned ugly, quickly.

Stu and Amy arrived at their new pad to a house-warming gift in the form of a large pile of rubbish, despite teams being required to clean up as they go.

“What a pig sty,” said Stu.

The series so far has portrayed “Agony” to be “the wheeler and dealer”, with an aversion to elbow grease. Allusions to this by Amy, in particular — eg: “Come on bro, Claire can’t do everything” — struck a nerve.

“She has an idea he does nothing and I do everything,” said Claire.

Err, Claire, so does everyone else.

“It is what it is,” Amy said. “We’re moving . . . and we’ve left our house nice for them. Pick some s..t up!”

Agony got precious.

“Do you dispute that I work just as hard as Claire?” he accused Amy.

“I don’t think you work as hard as Claire,” she replied.

“Neither do I,” said Stu.

Agony stormed off for some “time out”.

“Maybe I said too much,” Amy said.

The situation worsened when Stu and Amy removed the shelving from their old house — an ethically borderline move within the rules of The Block — while Agony and Claire were out.

“That is bulls..t,” ranted Agony when he returned, and another confrontation ensued, during which Claire said “like” more times than at a teenage girls’ sleepover, Amy referred to Agony as “such a @%^& baby” and Agony warned “there’s no coming back from here”.

There is. Act like adults, not eight-year-olds in the playground, shake hands, have a beer and move on.

The TV audience got some relief from this dispute overkill with the latest Block challenge, in which teams had to produce a mosaic table top in an hour.

Agony and Claire won with what guest judge and contemporary artist Sam Leach described as an “amazing” concept and use of colour, and collected $2500 in tiles and $2500 in tile labour.

Amy and Stu were fourth with their vintage piece Leach said was “a bit nana rustic for me”.

With palpable tension still shrouding Yellow and Orange, Stu did have some empathy towards their rivals.

“We have given them a bit of stick. If someone gave me a bit of stick, I’d probably start giving it back as well.

“It’s pretty ridiculous, really. We’re only into the second week and it’s all just turned into fireworks.”

The Block continues tonight.

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