Block stars Amy and Stu’s wild Gizzy party
The winners aren’t done decorating
When Woman’s Day meets The Block NZ winners Amy Moore and Stu Watt the morning after their big victory at the final auction, the pair look so bright and fresh, we’d never guess they’ve only had a couple of hours of sleep following a welldeserved wild celebration.
“Winning feels great, like the final cherry,” chirps beauty therapist Amy, 36, who won’t be waxing legs or shaping brows for a living now she’s caught the decorating bug.
“It’s made me a bit braver with interior design and taught me to go with my gut a lot more, so if I’m going to start
something new, it’s now.”
Finally able to relax after their whirlwind 12 weeks on the Three reality series, which included an early cheating controversy, Stu adds, “We smashed it most of the way through and we’ve re-smashed it now!”
After the nail-biting grand final, the Gisborne couple are $169,500 richer – and equipped with a brand-new car, thanks to also winning the People’s Choice Award. There’s now talk of a family cruise to Asia, but not before they thank their hometown supporters.
“We’ll probably chuck a bit of money on the bar at our Gizzy local,” says Amy, who is enjoying being back home
with her daughter Nina, 12, and Stu’s kids, Flynn, 12, and Zoe, 10.
She adds that while they were overjoyed at making a $69,500 profit on the sale of their home in Auckland’s Hobsonville Point, the real excitement came from meeting the new owners of the house. “They’re an amazing family who watched the show and loved it, so we’re stoked. And it’s even better knowing it wasn’t bought by an overseas investor.”
While Amy and Stu’s own family home is fairly new and doesn’t need renovations, the couple agree they’ve been inspired by their time on The
Block to add more colour to the place. “Then maybe we’ll renovate some new cars,” Stu says cheekily.
Once they’ve sorted the house, could an engagement be on the cards for the longtime lovebirds? “I’ve already been married – I’m used goods!” jokes Amy. “It’s not a priority, although sometimes it’s just good to have the party.”
For Stu, who admits he’s missed the fun of The Block since being home, a wedding isn’t on his to-do list “at the moment”, but he tells Amy, “I could make you a ring out of a bit of old copper off the van. We can have a BYO party and buy a crate!”