Skulduggery on the Block as ‘the girls go rogue’

Desperate times, desperate measures.

Gizzy Hard couple Stu Watts and Amy Moore are familiar with being blindsided on The Block NZ renovation reality TV series.

They should have won the week 5 Room Reveal only to be the victims of a strategic bond between two other teams (Orange and Purple), who ended up splitting the loot.

Yellow copped it again in last night’s episode, along with two fellow teams, as Team Purple’s Chlo and Em “went rogue” to get their mitts on more money for their house budget.

Pretty in Purple probably don’t know how to spell skulduggery but they know how to enact it.

In judging each other’s family living rooms, the Palmerston North pair scored each of their opponents 1 out of 10 in a bid to get the highest score and earn themselves another 2000 bucks.

It worked. Purple ended up on 23, Yellow 16.5, Blue 15 and Orange 14.

Had Purple voted ethically, there was a good chance that Yellow would have won. But Gizzy Hard weren’t complaining, nor were they overly surprised.

“Nice work, girls, well played,” Amy said, even before it was revealed Purple were the guilty party.

“You think it is the girls who are playing the game strategically here?” asked series host Mark Richardson (strategically being a fancy word for dirty pool).

Amy: “It sure is.”

Em: “It is.”

Amy: And the girls go rogue . . . it’s about time they did something naughty.”

Em apologised to the others, even thanked them for their scores, then admitted they “pretty much cheated” their way to $4500 from the Room Reveal.

But they needed it, having gone well over their budget so far and receiving a $5000 limit for this week’s outdoor patio area.

“You can go on now and win a room legitimately,” advised Mark.

Rest assured, they won’t get away with more underhanded tactics.

“We’ll let them off this time,” said Orange’s Agni, “but if they do it again, they will be getting zeroes for the rest of the game.”

“I’m not surprised,” said Amy. “They have shown everyone that they are maybe not so ‘princessie” as sometimes they make out. The girls went rogue . . . and I don’t think it will be the last time.”

On the Hobsonville Point townhouses site, bucketloads of elbow grease were required as teams got stuck into full-on physical work.

That’s not a problem for Yellow, whose work ethic has been underlined by the fact that not once on the series have they complained about having to do the hard yards.

While the three other couples came together to watch a DVD, there was no sign of Yellow.

“Did any of you guys invite Amy and Stu,” someone asked.

“They are still working,” was the reply.

And if Yellow go on to pocket $100,000 as winners of The Block NZ (as well as any money made over the reserve price when their house is auctioned), that could be a major difference.

Yellow earlier indicated the $5000 up for grabs for this week’s Room Reveal was not a priority, and have a basic paved area in mind.

“We don’t want to go too wild,” said Amy, suppressing her creative flair. “Just keep it simple . . . a pattern but nothing too radical.”

There were a couple of incidents of little note last night. The Blue boys inevitably broke a stormwater pipe while incompetently using a post hole borer; and Blue exacted feeble revenge on the back-stabbing Purple by turning off the hot water while Em was showering.

Teams faced a five-part DIY challenge, which Team Orange won. They collected $5000 in custom curtains for their efforts and were suitably cock-a-hoop about their recent successes, with Agni saying it wasn’t about how you started but how you finished.

Stu wasn’t fazed.

“Yeah, nah, I don’t think Claire and Agni have become a team to watch . . . I’m sick of watching them, actually.”

  • Team Yellow fans are encouraged to vote for them for the People’s Choice award currently being led by Purple. Just search The Block NZ People’s Choice to go directly to it, register and vote.
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Desperate times, desperate measures.

Gizzy Hard couple Stu Watts and Amy Moore are familiar with being blindsided on The Block NZ renovation reality TV series.

They should have won the week 5 Room Reveal only to be the victims of a strategic bond between two other teams (Orange and Purple), who ended up splitting the loot.

Yellow copped it again in last night’s episode, along with two fellow teams, as Team Purple’s Chlo and Em “went rogue” to get their mitts on more money for their house budget.

Pretty in Purple probably don’t know how to spell skulduggery but they know how to enact it.

In judging each other’s family living rooms, the Palmerston North pair scored each of their opponents 1 out of 10 in a bid to get the highest score and earn themselves another 2000 bucks.

It worked. Purple ended up on 23, Yellow 16.5, Blue 15 and Orange 14.

Had Purple voted ethically, there was a good chance that Yellow would have won. But Gizzy Hard weren’t complaining, nor were they overly surprised.

“Nice work, girls, well played,” Amy said, even before it was revealed Purple were the guilty party.

“You think it is the girls who are playing the game strategically here?” asked series host Mark Richardson (strategically being a fancy word for dirty pool).

Amy: “It sure is.”

Em: “It is.”

Amy: And the girls go rogue . . . it’s about time they did something naughty.”

Em apologised to the others, even thanked them for their scores, then admitted they “pretty much cheated” their way to $4500 from the Room Reveal.

But they needed it, having gone well over their budget so far and receiving a $5000 limit for this week’s outdoor patio area.

“You can go on now and win a room legitimately,” advised Mark.

Rest assured, they won’t get away with more underhanded tactics.

“We’ll let them off this time,” said Orange’s Agni, “but if they do it again, they will be getting zeroes for the rest of the game.”

“I’m not surprised,” said Amy. “They have shown everyone that they are maybe not so ‘princessie” as sometimes they make out. The girls went rogue . . . and I don’t think it will be the last time.”

On the Hobsonville Point townhouses site, bucketloads of elbow grease were required as teams got stuck into full-on physical work.

That’s not a problem for Yellow, whose work ethic has been underlined by the fact that not once on the series have they complained about having to do the hard yards.

While the three other couples came together to watch a DVD, there was no sign of Yellow.

“Did any of you guys invite Amy and Stu,” someone asked.

“They are still working,” was the reply.

And if Yellow go on to pocket $100,000 as winners of The Block NZ (as well as any money made over the reserve price when their house is auctioned), that could be a major difference.

Yellow earlier indicated the $5000 up for grabs for this week’s Room Reveal was not a priority, and have a basic paved area in mind.

“We don’t want to go too wild,” said Amy, suppressing her creative flair. “Just keep it simple . . . a pattern but nothing too radical.”

There were a couple of incidents of little note last night. The Blue boys inevitably broke a stormwater pipe while incompetently using a post hole borer; and Blue exacted feeble revenge on the back-stabbing Purple by turning off the hot water while Em was showering.

Teams faced a five-part DIY challenge, which Team Orange won. They collected $5000 in custom curtains for their efforts and were suitably cock-a-hoop about their recent successes, with Agni saying it wasn’t about how you started but how you finished.

Stu wasn’t fazed.

“Yeah, nah, I don’t think Claire and Agni have become a team to watch . . . I’m sick of watching them, actually.”

  • Team Yellow fans are encouraged to vote for them for the People’s Choice award currently being led by Purple. Just search The Block NZ People’s Choice to go directly to it, register and vote.
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