2016 Block Contestants & Lifestyle Duo
Bursting onto the scene after appearing in Channel Nine’s 2016 series of The Block as the Blue team, Kim and Chris quickly became known as the Go-Getters from Newcastle. Friendly, honest and naturally entertaining, Kim and Chris won the hearts of Australian audiences nationwide.
For the passionate construction and lifestyle duo, family is everything. After meeting at the Tamworth Country Music festival nine years ago, they married in 2012. Kim and Chris are now proud parents to two amazing children, Chloe (3.5 years) & Cooper (2 years).
Chris currently works as a Police Detective in Newcastle, having been on the NSW Police Force for over 14 years. Kim spends her time working as an Assistant Principal on the Central Coast.
The duo applied for The Block for the first time in March 2016. Eight weeks later, following a vigorous selection process; they were lucky enough to be one of five teams selected. With a clear understanding of their “modern” style, what Kim and Chris lacked in hands-on renovating experience, they made up for with their tenacity and ambition. Proving themselves as a force to be reckoned with, Kim and Chris won the first 48 hour pod challenge, dubbed as “the best challenge room to date” in addition to producing “the most glamorous bedroom ever produced in all season of The Block”
After experiencing one of the biggest challenges and learning-curves of their lives, the couple emerged with a wealth of money-can’t-buy experiences in the design and construction industry.
Since their time on The Block, Kim and Chris have been working both locally in Newcastle and nationally with brands such as Mitre 10, Telstra, Beaumont Tiles and Freedom. The duo also works very closely with charities including The Cancer Council, Ronald McDonald House and Bryson’s Journey.