Amy and Stu blitz the bathroom challenge

“Bathroom week sucks.”

Amy Moore’s blunt comment pretty much summed up the feelings of all four teams as The Block NZ pushed them almost over a precarious clifftop edge of their limits on week 2 of the reality TV series.

What started with conflict and controversy for Yellow Team’s Amy and partner Stu Watts, however, ended in Block history in last night’s Room Reveal episode.

The Gizzy Hard couple followed up winning week 1’s guest bedroom renovation with a consecutive victory in week 2.

The “old roosters”, as Stu has dubbed them, received the first 20 out of 20 score in the seven series of the Block NZ for their “mix-and- match”-themed family bathroom, and $5000 to go towards their house reno budget.

The Block pits teams in a battle of renovation skills. Each pair has to do up a townhouse at Auckland’s Hobsonville Point. They have a budget of $100,000, although that can be boosted by winning challenges and room reveals. The winners at the end of the series pocket $100 grand, and each team get whatever money is made over the reserve when their house is auctioned.

That’s a long way off and a lot of time spent away from their loved ones, as Amy and Stu — the only parents among the teams — have come to realise.

It has been well-documented so far how much Amy is missing her daughter. Last night it was her holding her emotions in check and Stu shedding a couple of tears as Amy reflected on being away from Gizzy.

“You got me there,” Stu said, clearly with something in his eyes, as he will claim to his regular watering hole mates at Smash Palace.

The audience’s eyes watered during the mentally-scarring scene where Stu’s “plumber’s crack” was shown at a variety of angles.

“Plumber’s crack is a huge issue in our life,” lamented Amy. “Biologically, plumbers are born with a crack excessively higher than other humans.”

At Room Reveal last night, there were tears of Yellow joy as judges Jason Bonham and Kristina Rapley gushed over their bathroom efforts.

“Incredible”, “fabulous”, “fantastic”, “topnotch” . . . there were more exclamation-marked adjectives than a Super Rugby commentary.

“I really can’t fault it,” said interior designer Jason Bonham, whose often acidic tongue was sugar-coated when it came to Amy and Stu’s efforts.

Bonham thought it was one of the best bathrooms he had seen on The Block and scored it a perfect 10.

Rapley gave them nine, although that was raised to 10 because Amy and Stu also won a subsidiary contest for the team who made the best shelf for their room — the winners getting a point added to their score.

The judges commented on the “first-class finishing” — a tribute to plumber Stu, Yellow Team builder Dave Wallace and their tradies, not to mention the creative force Amy clearly is.

While Stu and Amy got to admire the view from the top of the cliff, rivals Agni and Claire endured the metaphorical agony of plummeting to their symbolic room-reveal deaths.

Having been in a run-in with Team Yellow earlier in the week, then taking on a particularly ambitious design plan, Orange Team’s Agni and Claire failed to have their room ready in time.

“I feel like I’m on the set of Avatar,” Bonham said of their fern-dominated Vibrant Green NZ theme.

He didn’t hold back in his overall summation.

“This room is a disaster,” said Bonham before handing them 1 out of 10 to go with Rapley’s 3.5.

Purple Team’s Chlo and Em, by far the most organised team in the competition, scored 15 while Blue Team best mates Ben and Tom got 13, and some advice to help with their struggles when it comes to style and accessories.

“They need to call their girlfriends or their mothers.”

“Bathroom week sucks.”

Amy Moore’s blunt comment pretty much summed up the feelings of all four teams as The Block NZ pushed them almost over a precarious clifftop edge of their limits on week 2 of the reality TV series.

What started with conflict and controversy for Yellow Team’s Amy and partner Stu Watts, however, ended in Block history in last night’s Room Reveal episode.

The Gizzy Hard couple followed up winning week 1’s guest bedroom renovation with a consecutive victory in week 2.

The “old roosters”, as Stu has dubbed them, received the first 20 out of 20 score in the seven series of the Block NZ for their “mix-and- match”-themed family bathroom, and $5000 to go towards their house reno budget.

The Block pits teams in a battle of renovation skills. Each pair has to do up a townhouse at Auckland’s Hobsonville Point. They have a budget of $100,000, although that can be boosted by winning challenges and room reveals. The winners at the end of the series pocket $100 grand, and each team get whatever money is made over the reserve when their house is auctioned.

That’s a long way off and a lot of time spent away from their loved ones, as Amy and Stu — the only parents among the teams — have come to realise.

It has been well-documented so far how much Amy is missing her daughter. Last night it was her holding her emotions in check and Stu shedding a couple of tears as Amy reflected on being away from Gizzy.

“You got me there,” Stu said, clearly with something in his eyes, as he will claim to his regular watering hole mates at Smash Palace.

The audience’s eyes watered during the mentally-scarring scene where Stu’s “plumber’s crack” was shown at a variety of angles.

“Plumber’s crack is a huge issue in our life,” lamented Amy. “Biologically, plumbers are born with a crack excessively higher than other humans.”

At Room Reveal last night, there were tears of Yellow joy as judges Jason Bonham and Kristina Rapley gushed over their bathroom efforts.

“Incredible”, “fabulous”, “fantastic”, “topnotch” . . . there were more exclamation-marked adjectives than a Super Rugby commentary.

“I really can’t fault it,” said interior designer Jason Bonham, whose often acidic tongue was sugar-coated when it came to Amy and Stu’s efforts.

Bonham thought it was one of the best bathrooms he had seen on The Block and scored it a perfect 10.

Rapley gave them nine, although that was raised to 10 because Amy and Stu also won a subsidiary contest for the team who made the best shelf for their room — the winners getting a point added to their score.

The judges commented on the “first-class finishing” — a tribute to plumber Stu, Yellow Team builder Dave Wallace and their tradies, not to mention the creative force Amy clearly is.

While Stu and Amy got to admire the view from the top of the cliff, rivals Agni and Claire endured the metaphorical agony of plummeting to their symbolic room-reveal deaths.

Having been in a run-in with Team Yellow earlier in the week, then taking on a particularly ambitious design plan, Orange Team’s Agni and Claire failed to have their room ready in time.

“I feel like I’m on the set of Avatar,” Bonham said of their fern-dominated Vibrant Green NZ theme.

He didn’t hold back in his overall summation.

“This room is a disaster,” said Bonham before handing them 1 out of 10 to go with Rapley’s 3.5.

Purple Team’s Chlo and Em, by far the most organised team in the competition, scored 15 while Blue Team best mates Ben and Tom got 13, and some advice to help with their struggles when it comes to style and accessories.

“They need to call their girlfriends or their mothers.”

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