Fans flock to The Block
Fans of The Block NZ descended on Meadowbank on Saturday morning, to sneak a peek inside the made-for-TV homes.
TV3 said fans had been lining up since 4am, in the hopes of avoiding the lengthy queues.
However despite their patience, fans were told they’d only be able to take a look downstairs, with the broadcaster MediaWorks saying it would be too difficult to showcase upstairs.
Auckland mother-of-two Ivy Bright, said she was ‘‘really impressed’’ with Niki and Tiff’s three bedroom townhouse.
Despite the chilly weather, a TV3 spokesperson said they were ‘‘delighted’’ with the morning’s turnout. ’’Everyone is enjoying seeing the houses and meeting the teams and the odd shower has not deterred the fans,’’ she said.
By 11.30am, ‘‘thousands of fans’’ had already been through the townhouses the spokesperson said. By midday, the 1 kilometre- long queue snaked down St Johns Road, with fans still patiently waiting in the cold to have look inside the homes.
After 10 weeks of DIY challenges and building renovations, this season’s crop of Block NZ contestants were all back on site and out in full force, posing for fan photos and signing autographs. The keen viewers experienced site entertainment including games, prizes, team autographs, food trucks, music and sponsored goodie bags.
Queues for the open homes stretched around the block.