Reality Reno with Mitch and Mark

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Julian Cress

Season 1, Ep. 1

Hello All!

 

We’re so excited to release our podcast, Reality Reno with Mitch and Mark, and we’d planned to interview the winners of The Block 2021…..but….it was us!

We never saw that coming, never in our wildest imagination did we think this would happen…so our first episode is the winners of the Block 2021 interviewing Julian Cress, one of the creators, and the Executive Producer, of The Block.

First airing in 2003 on Australian TV, and after 17 seasons, The Block has become an iconic Australian television program capturing Australias love of real estate, home improvement and renovations.

Julian shares his experiences of the show as it has grown, including how the show influences design and renovations, along with what he considers his best and worst moment working on The Block, and what it takes to be a contestant.


Links to things mentioned in today's episode.

The Block 2021 Winners Home reveal

The Block Store

Mr Steam


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Delighted to have you on this journey with us.


Mitch and Mark.


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