Jess and Ayden pictured in a scene from Renovation Rumble.
Jess and Ayden pictured in a scene from Renovation Rumble. Martin Philbey

Queensland Block royalty ready to rumble

IF YOU thought The Block Triple Threat was fiery, wait until you see Renovation Rumble.

The new reality series has four teams from The Block franchise go up against four former teams from House Rules.

The show features tight deadlines and some controversial feedback from the judges, according to The Block Glasshouse's Michael and Carlene.

"The judging was much more brutal in this series than in Glasshouse," Carlene told APN.

"The fans always ark up at the inconsistent judging on The Block, but we found that more so on Renovation Rumble. It was more inconsistent and that was the hardest part, figuring out what they wanted."

Renovation Rumble and former Block contestants Carlene and Michael.
Renovation Rumble and former Block contestants Carlene and Michael. Channel 9

The Gold Coast parents were keen to end on a higher note than their Block auction, which fizzled to a $10,000 profit for 10 weeks of hard work.

"How the Glasshouse finished left a bad taste in our mouths," Michael said.

"We were pretty keen to get back into it and give it another shot and hopefully get a better result."

Unlike The Block, Renovation Rumble requires a team effort from the red and blue sides as they transform the houses of deserving Aussie families.

"We definitely went in with the mentality that we would work to get our house finished the best possible way, as opposed to just concentrating on our own room," Michael said.

"Everyone was chipping in and helping out.

"But it was intense. On The Block you're used to having one or two sleepless nights. This was nearly every second night you wouldn't be getting any sleep."

Renovation Rumble host Scott Cam pictured with contestants Leighton and Carly.
Renovation Rumble host Scott Cam pictured with contestants Leighton and Carly. Martin Philbey

The couple formed a particularly close bond with fellow Gold Coasters Jess and Ayden from the recent Triple Threat series.

"I don't know anyone who wouldn't get on with those two; they're classic," Michael said.

 "We get on like a house on fire. We're already planning our camping trips (with the kids)."

Jess and Ayden come into the show straight off the back of their profitable Block auction.

The couple earned more than half a million dollars from the sale of their South Yarra townhouse on Wednesday.

"It's been a whirlwind of a week," Ayden told APN on the Logies red carpet.

Jess added: "We need a bit of relax time (after this show). I found it tough, but Ayden sailed through like he does with everything."

Renovation Rumble debuts tonight at 7.30pm on Channel 9/WIN.


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