DIANNE BUT­LER OUT OF THE BOX

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AMIE has the paint­brush in her hand and seems tense, which she should be: they’re way over bud­get and it’s only their first room.

Host Scott Cam should be an auc­tion­eer. It’s im­pres­sive the way he asks them how much they’ve spent, then pushes the fig­ure up un­til it’s more than the one they orig­i­nally said.

So what does Amie’s sis­ter, Ka­t­rina, do? Goes and has a man­i­cure.

She needs to get her nails done, she says, be­cause she’s on tele­vi­sion and her friends would ‘‘ die’’ if they thought she’d let her­self go. It’s not re­ally what I’d call sound logic.

Clearly we couldn’t be more be­hind these peo­ple. Pos­si­bly some more than oth­ers, but that’s only to be ex­pected.

I’m back­ing Jenna and Josh. I do have some mild con­cerns, how­ever, about the pair of $250 cush­ions they’ve bought for their first room.

Pour­ing this kind of money into some­thing you can make your­self us­ing an old dress and a me­tre of vel­cro with wadding you found on the street is stu­pid­ity.

Jenna (in a Mitre 10 hoodie) tries to ex­plain that they’re go­ing to pull the room to­gether, and I’ll be keen to see what level of g-force these soft fur­nish­ings ex­ert when the judges ar­rive.

Cam wants to know about the don­ny­brook Waz and Polly (con­tro­ver­sially wear­ing clothes they se­lected them­selves) have been hav­ing with their builder — be­fore he re­alises no­body has said don­ny­brook since 1864 and de­cides to ask about the ‘‘ bit of a blue’’.

Shel­ley also gives them some un­so­licited ad­vice on what to do with their fire­place, which I think the pair might choose to ig­nore.

Rod and Ta­nia (Black and Decker T-shirt) have the room the judges will like the best, I pre­dict. Who knew? The Block Chan­nel 9, 7pm

Fact dig­ger: Scott Cam

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