Mitch and Mark win The Block and take home over $700,000 in prize money

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• The contestants took home a combined total of $2,271,968.12 in prizemoney

Sydney couple Mitch and Mark were named the winners of The Block Fans v Faves 2021, taking home $744,444 in prize money, after selling their cottage-style three-bedroom house for $4,044,444, which was $644,444 above the reserve, and taking home an additional $100,000 for the largest total over the reserve.

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Mitch said: “We never had expectations or even hopes for that amount. This changes our lives as we’ve got a mortgage that we can’t jump over, but with this prize we can take a great leap at it now.”
Mark said: “I think we’re in shock as we stuck to our guns about what we thought a family home was about and it was a big risk.”
The contestants took home a combined total of $2,271,968.12 in prizemoney, with all five houses selling for a profit. Ronnie and Georgia were left in fifth place, after putting themselves first in the auction order.
Ronnie and Georgia’s four-bedder was the first cab off the rank, selling for $3,696,000 – netting them a $296,000 profit over their reserve.

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Ronnie and Georgia 

Tanya and Vito’s mid-century home sold for $3,800,000.01 with the couple walking away with $400,000.01. Beforehand the auction Tanya confessed to taking photo that led to the biggest cheating scandal in Australian TV history, after Josh and Luke came clean in a final interview.

Tanya and Vito

Josh and Luke came in second place, splitting $530,000 in prizemoney after selling their contemporary four-bedder for $3.93 million.

Josh and Luke

Kirsty and Jesse suffered through a slow final auction but eventually sold their double-story Hamptons abode for $4,401,523.67, which was $301,523.67 above their reserve price.

Kirsty and Jesse

Melbourne philanthropist Danny Wallis purchased three houses on auction day- Mitch and Mark’s, Tanya and Vito’s, and Kirsty and Jesse’s, for a $12.2 million.
Danny said he planned to donate Tanya and Vito’s home to My Room Children’s Cancer Charity: “There’s always demand for accommodation for families with kids with cancer. I bought Daniel and Jade’s Block house last year and it’s always in use. Now I’ve bought another one for My Room to help support these kids.”

Since premiering on Channel 9 in 2003, The Block, Australia’s richest reality program, has now awarded a total of $28,771,471 in prizemoney across 17 seasons. 

Auction orderHouseOld
New ReserveSoldProfit
1House 1 – Ronnie and Georgia$3.5 mil$3.4 mil$3,696,000.00$296,000.00
2House 2 – Mitch and Mark$3.5 mil$3.4 mil$4,044,444.44$644,444.44 + $100,000
3House 3 – Tanya and Vito$3.5 mil$3.4 mil$3,800,000.01$400,000.01
4House 4 – Josh and Luke$3.5 mil$3.4 mil$3,930,00.00$530,000.00
5House 5 – Kirsty and Jesse$4.2 mil$4.1 mil$4,401,523.67$301,523.67


2003 – BONDI – Adam & Fiona, $256,000
2004 – MANLY – Jamie & Andrew, $178,000
2010 – VAUCLUSE – John & Neisha, $305,000
2011 – RICHMOND – Polly & Waz, $115,000
2012 – SOUTH MELBOURNE – Brad & Lara, $606,000
2013 – ALL STARS (BONDI) – Phil & Amity, $395,000
2013 – SKY HIGH (SOUTH MELBOURNE) – Alisa & Lysandra, $395,000
2014 – FANS v FAVES (ALBERT PARK) – Steve & Chantelle, $736,000
2014 – GLASSHOUSE (PRAHRAN) – Shannon & Simon, $435,000
2015 – TRIPLE THREAT (SOUTH YARRA) – Darren & Deanne, $935,000
2015 – THE BLOCKTAGON (SOUTH YARRA) – Dean & Shay, $755,000
2016 – PORT MELBOURNE – Will & Karlie, $815,000
2017 – ELSTERNWICK – Josh & Elyse, $547,000
2018 – GATWICK (ST KILDA) – Hayden & Sara, $645,000
2019 – OSLO (ST KILDA) – Tess & Luke, $730,000
2020 – BRIGHTON – Jimmy & Tam, $1,066,000 *Initial sale fell through

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